Staci Phebus from Juniper Bay Metals
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
My style is organic with clean lines and textures. I’m inspired by the materials I work with and also by subtleties and intricate details found within the natural world. Earrings are always my best sellers. It thrills me to no end to spot my jewelry “in the wild” on lovely people who care as much about handcrafted culture as I do!
In your experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
I do best with in-person sales – custom orders and great events like Handmade Market – and Instagram!
What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
I throw open my studio window, burn a little Nag Champa and get down to business. I start the day with podcasts and end it with music, of all kinds. The best way for me to get in “go mode” is to sit down at the bench and start on one simple task – I trust that the creativity and work come. Mid day walks are always a great way for me to take space and recharge.
What is the weirdest job you have ever had?:
I spent one summer making handmade dolls. They were quite elaborate and totally ornamental, made from vintage millinery, fabrics and glass glitter, etc. And lots and lots of hot glue!
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
I’m really excited to see Ashley of Twiggy Road Designs! I adore her and her work and just know the Handmade Market shoppers will love her jewelry. So creative!