will be in existence for three years, on July 31st. I run and operate my business through www.CatoStone.com. I often vend in near down towns. Cato Stone is made up mostly of jewelry for men and women but I am not only limited to jewelry alone which is why calling it a jewelry line wouldn't be appropriate, its more like a creative line of all things handcrafted by me. My Creative line is based from all the inspiration I find in the Native American culture, let alone all cultures.The Name Cato Stone comes from one of my great ancestors Cato Bowlegs, he was a negro Indian who lived in Oklahoma.
Bowlegs, Cato 188 NB803
My Great Ancestor of the early 1900s
(Thanks to my oldest sister Anjel she has found our documents and history.)
is a mix of Vintage Clothing, American Pickings, and things that were once lost and now found from around the world.
My hobby for picking started the beginning of high school, from there it became a part of my life. I started selling what I found on Ebay in 2008 since then it has grown into a seperate business, which was just recently named Thunderbirds Attic.
I didn't think anything of 'photography', I wasn't the little girl that dreamed to be a photographer one day. Little did i know, my natural surroundings equipped me for my future. Coming from a multi-racial family, I picked up on alot of knowledge, different teachings, different things, different views. Being around all this culture gave me a broad look on life. You have to expose your eye to different things, not everything 'beautiful' is great, and not everything 'ugly' should be ignored. I learn so much from culture alone, that i start to notice the beauty in the 'ugly' things. My goal is to preserve and capture the things ignored, the flaws, the true beauty about life. "We see flaws everyday, but in the photograph the flaw becomes the beauty".
For an independent business woman, I am doing well in my field of work. However, I lack the amount of funds to nourish my businesses. It is my mission to get the proper knowledge, materials, tools, and amount of supply to run my business comfortably, and to provide a more organized professional business. Without the assistance of individuals like you i wont be able to reach my goal on my own.
I humbly ask your support for my small business. Your generosity will make a difference in my business by allowing me to continue in my dream.
Thank you so much again for your time and contribution to keeping my dream alive!
W H A T A M I F U N D I N G ?
- Jewelry Supplies & Material
- Proper Tools & Safety
- Shipping supplies
- Backdrop for Photography
- Proper Lighting for Photography
- New lens / Camera Body
- Vending tables and displays
- Books / Classes / Knowledge
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