Have you ever heard of Buccaneer Beads?
I hadn't until this past year, when my company was on the hunt to purchase custom Gasparilla beads. I met the owner, Jen Amato, and learned about this hidden gem in our city. I don't want to give away to much scuttle because we should invite Jen to speak about her successful bead business and her launch into importing direct from China.
This past July 15th, I along with TBOWIT member, Laurel Evans, XPO Logistics, were on hand to see Jen's first direct-from-China container come off the boat at Port Tampa Bay. Of course, there was mischief as Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla was on hand trying to steal some of that bead booty. Pirates, Beads, Oh My! It was a argh-full day! - Christyna Doege, TBOWIT President
Here's a link to the video & slideshow
https://vimeo.com/225915711/d76f5c802d Slide Show