In this world where mass production, efficiency and technological advancement prevails, we do our best to add human touch to your everyday life. At UniQ Creations we specialise in one-of-a-kind handmade products and services at reasonable price. Each piece is carefully handcrafted one at a time in our home studio. Materials are sourced from various parts of the world with most of it handpicked by us.
Visit our USD online shop to choose a special gift for yourself and your love ones.
Shuttle tatting classes are conducted at various locations. Office workers interested in lunch time class or organisations interested in conducting tatting class please contact me to make arrangement.
Wholesale, consignment, custom order and office bazaar inquiries are also welcome. Contact me if you don't see what you are looking for.
1. Quirky Crafts challenge theme is CAS. http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.sg/2015/01/challenge-1-2015-clean-and-simple.html
2. OSAAT challenge theme is Anything Goes With Something New. Just bought a bottle of new glitter glue. http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.sg/
3. Crazy 4 Challenge theme is Use The First Thing You Think Of. And that will be glitter glue for me. http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.sg/
- Earrings always fit.
- They don't need to be a certain size like rings or some bracelets and necklaces, so you don't have to hunt high and low for the right fit or find out sizes in advance.
- Just about every woman wears earrings--and some men too!
- You don't even need two earrings that match anymore. Mismatch makes wearing earrings more fun and gives the wearer more choices.
- You can never have too many earrings!
Some small business sole proprietors are using outsourcing to reduce their working hours. They outsource most of the jobs to cheap labour overseas so that they can free up time for more important things like family and health. Some even home schooled their children. They believe in building your own systems that will double or triple your income and yet reduce the number of working hours. You should only be doing what only you can do, the rest should be outsourced. They even think that any business that cannot be outsourced should be fixed or dropped. The idea is the less you work the more you make. Does that sound like your dream life?
Personally, this kind of model where the bulk of the job is outsourced is not suitable for all businesses, not because the business owners are control freaks or it's unprofitable. This business model is not the feasible solution for just about any business, at least not for a small custom order OOAK handmade business where personal touch and building rapport with customers are very important aspects of the business. One should never compare handmade with commercial products/services. You will not be comparing apple with apple. When you buy handmade, you are trading mass production for personal touch. And talking about building relationships, what better way than to interact face to face and give the customers your personal assurance. As with any handmade products, supportive customers would love to meet the creator in person. The delight and inspiration from this interaction is something that can only be experienced.
The kind of job that a handmade business can outsource, first on the list is accounting and taxation. Some analysis job can be done using online applications and tools so it's rather easy to do on your own. You don't have to build and maintain the website yourself. A well trained virtual assistant can help you with that. As your business grows, you will want to hire help for admin, packaging and delivery of mail/online orders. For quality control purpose, you may want to retain production work especially if it is OOAK and one time custom orders. If orders grow beyond your production capacity, there will be a need to hire an in-house designer or find a partner to help out with the production work. Additional help should be hired for shows and fairs if you find that you can't cope alone.
What are your thoughts on outsourcing? Leave a comment below.