Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Artists & Desginers of WINTER BLAST- Holiday Handmade Market

Natasha Spedalle is the owner of Wink and Flip Fashion Accessories (formerly Bling Bling Jewelry). She is known for her bestselling sense of design, she started Bling Bling Discount Fashion Jewelry in 2004. At age 14, her first sales were at flea markets. She soon graduated to Manhattan street fairs, added a dozen area colleges, and then New York boutiques. Along the way, the company has won many awards. In 2005, Natasha was named National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, “Entreprenuer of the Year,” and was named “Youngest Accessories Entrepreneur” in the Best of 2005 issue of Accessories magazine. Four years ago Natasha founded a charity called The Pearl Project; donating faux pearl necklaces to Dress for Success Worldwide, a national program helping women-in-need accessorize gently-worn business suits in order to land a good job. Since its inception, The Pearl Project has donated more than 6,000 necklace sets to needy women across the country.