Litter Jewelry on Shark Tank – Not Greedy

by Dave Jackson
Shark Tank

Litter JewelryOne of my favorites shows in the world is the ABC show called Shark Tank where various entrepreneurs have the chance to present their hard worked ideas to a group of individual investors called sharks. They are really angel investors who want a nice return on their cash investment. Time after time on the show I see the investors themselves taking a nice interest in the business to a point where they enjoy working it and growing it further than they probably would have if they simply handed over a check and said bring me my money in 12 months.

On a recent show, two ladies presented jewelry they had designed – sort of a string chain pieces for head, arms, legs, and neck that were really quite attractive. They called themselves Litter Jewelry – catchy name as well. They are already doing pretty well and both are designers and their interest really was to keep designing and get someone smart in the marketing end to get their jewerly out before the public.

Shark TankSeldom do you see it on this show – where someone pitches a 70% controlling interest in the company for the cash the entrepreneur is asking for – but that is what happened on this show. And normally the entrepreneur doesn’t take anything over 50% controlling interest. But these two “designers” weren’t greedy.

They wanted to get their jewelry out and they knew that if they played their cards right they would walk away with a good deal. I thought they did very well – with the 70% shared by Daymond John and Mark Cuban. Wow! That is incredible because one is a guru in fashion and manufacturing and the other is a guru in Internet marketing. Home run.

And the girls get what they really want – the opportunity to keep designing and continue their line of jewelry. It could have died if they were too greedy!

Many times it pays to let someone else do all the work that you have no clue how to do and take a huge pay cut knowing that your brand will be promoted FAR quicker than you could have done the work yourself, or in this case, even had paid someone to do the work for you – they ended up with two dream entrepreneur millionaires to assist them.

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lisa Ascolese May 5, 2012 - 7:57 pm

I would be very interested in marketing your jewelry…
Please contact me.
Have a fabulous evening!!

shari willson May 6, 2012 - 12:11 am

Please let me know when I can buy jewelry..Loved it on sharktank..All the best to you..shari

Carol Kendrick May 8, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Hi I would love to have your jewelry and try and sell it..maybe with home parties!!!

Connie May 29, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Not too greedy? Although using their money 70% is a huge gain! I think the girls should have heard Barbara because she was trying to give them some free legitimate advice and at least counter offered. Hope their salary is high enough, they are happy and don’t get screwed or regret it later. Some companies no matter how early in the start up stages are destined for success no matter what with or without an investor.

Em June 29, 2012 - 3:17 am

You can find their website at

Angel Barr July 20, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Way to stay classy on SharkTank!!

I would love to sell a few of your beautiful pieces on my “Less Is Better” jewelery internet website with Kitsy Lane. Let me know if you are interested!

Angel B.
Houston, TX

Kitty July 20, 2012 - 10:08 pm

I would love to sell your jewelry.. I am an Independent Sales Rep.

Amanda July 20, 2012 - 10:15 pm

Ugh… these people are insane. Anyone that buys this crap is stupid. This isn’t an original idea, it annoys me that they are marketing it as such. Go to any Renaissance Festival and you will find it. Google chainmail jewelry, jewelry headpieces and you will find it at a much better price with better quality.

Me August 5, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Just caught this episode. Barbara was correct. They gave away their business without know what their pay would be. Daymon (spelling?) only gave them something after Barbara opened her mouth. It seems these girls were also somewhat infatuated with the boys.


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