Artist Spotlight: Contempo Jewelry

Artist Spotlight: Contempo Jewelry

Staci Egan, Port Matilda, PA

PA based nature lover & small batch jewelry designer/instructor specializing in wire working techniques featuring semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls and assorted metals.

Describe Your Work:
Simple, fun and affordable jewelry - perfect for several age groups.

How did you get started in the crafts business?
I began after the birth of my son. I was young and lived far away from family. I had treated myself to a handmade necklace on eBay and when it arrived, I thought... I can make that! Being creative was something for myself, when most of my days were filled with caring for a newborn.

How long have you been wholesaling? 
4 years

What are your top 3 marketing methods for reaching new buyers?
I like to search on Instagram. - I see where complimentary brands are selling. - I try out new products seasonally.

What percentage of your business is Wholesale? Retail? Commission, etc.? 
45% of my business is wholesale 55% retail

How has IndieMe helped your business?
It has given me an opportunity to reach new markets that I am unfamiliar with.

What advice do you have for new craft artists?
To know your products inside and out. Retail and wholesale customers ask completely different questions.

What advice do you have for new craft galleries?
Thank you for supporting handmade. I truly believe the demand is growing from consumers to buy from small businesses over large corporations.

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