We had the good fortune of connecting with Chanel Charles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chanel, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
After being in the Dental field for 20 yrs. Not only do I love making smiles happen. I love seeing them too. I would go to events and put and cover my drinks with a napkins. Due to COVID my job had to close. Being off I thought to use my creative side on something that can help us now and forever.
Then boom the light went off Cocktail Covers. Something that will be used now and forever. Not knowing how to use a sewing machine. I went and purchased one , lots of fabrics , tons of beads , hooks , clips , strings and more. Converted my garage into my work space and went to work. Since then the product sells it self. Just to feel secured not only from todays worlds but from bugs , dirt or just a safe night out. While looking stylish.
As the days went by and the pandemic got worst . I watched as people indulge more into the old things as well trying something new. More and more ideas start running through my head. Which then prompt me to go purchase all types of molds , shirts , glitter , paints , fabrics , beads , charms . keychains etc….. Anything I saw people were getting into there I was for there needs. Even as far as coming up with the perfect COVID package.
Right before my eyes I had my own novelty shop known as Cha Cha’s Creations.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Not knowing what I wanted to be professionally. I followed the footsteps of family and friend. Now 20 yrs. later I’m the only one who is in the dental profession. From catching a bus , train and trolley to get to school. I passed it with flying colors. Determine to use my knowledge and not waste my time. I have assisted in Surgery , Pedo , Endo , Ortho , Perio , Supervised a whole back staff and even front office.
I have made smiles happen for many yrs. in the dental field. Now that I have the time off I would love to continue to make smile happen with my own products and brand Cha Cha’s Creations.
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.
Being born and raised in Los Angeles . Ca. there is never a dull moment. A week vacation with family and friends is all you need. Grab some session passes to an Amusement park and have 2-3 days of thrills. Enjoy some sun while riding bikes alone the beaches. Or a family baseball game at he park. Fine dine at a restaurant and enjoy some food from other cultures. Maybe even hang out a night on the town and have some good drinks.
Honestly if you leave it up to me we would stay home for the first couple of days. Soak in some family time and make great memories. Watching our favorite movies while eating them home cooked meals. Now that’s my idea of a good time.
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?
Spending long days and night. going through trails and errors . Trying to figure out how to do it all by myself. Wondering should I just call it quits. Will people even buy from me. With the support of my immediate family and a new sister connection like no other. My motivation and strive to become your next novelty shop is beyond belief. And when I do become your next novelty shop. I promise to show them all plus some my gratitude.
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