We had the good fortune of connecting with Stacy Schanks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Stacy, what are you inspired by?
I am inspired by creating joy around me. I really love putting a smile on people’s faces. I remember all the times in my life that I felt defeated. let down, or sad and the times when random strangers where genuinely kind to me it would create a shift in me.
Those moments have molded me to reciprocate it back to all the kind and loving people in the crystal community, I love reciprocating that kindness back through customer support and crystal live shows! I have the advantage of where I can connect directly with my customers through Instagram Live and I try my best to create an ambience that will help raise their vibrations through sound and color therapy and gifting crystal pieces to customers anytime throughout the live show! As long as I can help one person and create something they look forward to then I am so happy 🙂
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The initial hardships that I was presented with was learning how to build a brand that people trusted especially in a market that is so saturated. I was never trying to become a small business but become a global brand and become one of the authoritative crystal shops in the field.
Whether you were a newbie or a crystal collector for years , my goal was to transcend my story of authenticity and ethical crystal sourcing, in a creative way that can inform and educate people about our background. . Sourcing was my biggest issue initially, because I was focused on finding ethically sourced crystals rather than finding intermediate wholesalers that source from a number of mines in order to get to the quantities required for wholesale, which could lead to mixing ethical products with non-ethical products. The supply chain within the crystal community is complicated and unregulated. By removing as many “middlemen” as possible, I knew I could guarantee the source of each and every crystal offered here.
After much research and networking I finally connected with a few miners who were able to complete paper trail for all steps from the mine, which means legal paperwork and transparent business information from all involved companies, as well as invoices for all business operations between the involved companies.
I’m so happy to be working with a great team now even after 8 long months of finalizing and sourcing. I knew I was not giving up on finding trustworthy suppliers. I really can say as long as you do not quit, you can never fail! Learn how to use all your resources in front of you to stick to your vision I think that any hardship can be overcome.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
An ideal getaway would be creating a detoxing retreat!
To relax and detox I would recommend the Carillon Wellness Spa for a highly indulgent spa day! I love this resort, its not about flashiness, this resort is all about the “luxury of wellness, and integrative health resources all .
A day after the spa means keeping the food light and digestible, my favorite restaurant for that is Planta. in Miami Beach. They offer amazing vegan alternatives to your favorite dishes. The kombucha mojito is a must! Their sushi is amazing too.
Also a great event I would recommend are the full moon sound and socials at 1 hotel South Beach. This is a great even to release any stuck emotions, feel peace, and connect with like minded individuals!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not have done this without the amazing support of my mother and partner. They are an amazing support system who really instill a lot of belief in me and have always been proud of me along the way. Aside from their great emotional support, they help run many of the logistics when it comes to the big crystal shows we put on.
I also am so grateful for nutritionist, Jamie Maitland who has really helped me get in shape beginning of the year and that’s been a great shift for me. Once I made better choices in my diet, I have had so much more energy and clarity to complete a lot of the tasks I would’ve never been able to do before!