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Strawesome makes art from glass straws

Daedra Surowiec used to work in architecture. She then became a mother and decided to focus her attention on her children. The Milford resident still wanted to earn her financial keep for the family, so she decided to start her own business Strawesome.

She had seen artistic glass straws for sale on the Internet and saw an opportunity. She started making her own (satisfying that creative impulse) and selling them online. That was 18 months ago. Today she is trying to decide how big she wants to grow her business.

"I fell in love with it," Surowiec says, adding she still has plenty of time to spend with her new family. "Its so much fun. It doesn't feel like work."

Today she runs the business along with her husband, Brian, who designs the website and serves as her adviser. He wants her to hire one or two staffers to help keep up with the demand, but she is leaning toward making this a family venture for the time being.

Surowiec has watched her sales grow steadily and even spike at one point. Last December produced three times as many sales as an average month. She is now looking at expanding into retail locations and growing online sales.

"The Internet has made this so easy," Surowiec says.

Source: Daedra Surowiec, owner of Strawesome
Writer: Jon Zemke
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