We had the good fortune of connecting with Jazmine Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jazmine, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process for starting my business was to turn a hobby into revenue. After making gifts for friends in college and seeing how much out of pocket expenses were costing I figured it was time to get serious about my craft.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Wood ‘N Tingz specializes in DIY custom items such as doormats, custom wine glasses, tumblers, t-shirts, and wood pieces such as welcome signs.

I pride myself on bringing my customer’s visions to life. Over the last 2 years, I’ve realized every customer won’t always know exactly what it is they’re looking for. By experiencing this on multiple occasions, I learned to have consultation sessions with customers to ensure we’re on the same page before any crafting is done.

I aim to please every person who spends a cent with me as well as uphold my professionalism and brand when my peers refer me for projects.

As a crafter it takes a lot of trial and error. Whether it be buying items simply just to practice or taking courses with other crafters to learn new trades I am constantly on the hunt for new and innovative pieces to create and ways to expand.

I would like the world to know of the literal blood, sweat, and tears i put into creating merchandise for consumers.

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.
I would first take them to either visit Thibodeaux’s Cajun restaurant, Wing City, or 303 bar and grill for some good casual food and drinks. I would visit deep ellum and hit a few bars. Lastly, we would end our weekend camping out at a trail ride Friday and Saturday with family and friends. Sunday we would cook and play card games and dominoes.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to credit my family for stepping in and assisting with big projects. My former coworker Ms. Pearson and prophyte Brittney Wells for always sharing new craft techniques and challenging me to step outside my comfort zone. I would like to give a special thanks to my daughter’s father for always taking her off my hands while I work because she’s an extremely active kid. . Last but not least I would like to thank everyone who has ever supported my small black-owned business whether it be making a purchase, referring me to new potential customers, and sharing content on social media platforms.

Instagram: @woodntingz_

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WoodnTingz_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoodnTingz1

Other: Email – woodntingzllc@gmail.com Tiktok – @woodntingzllc

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