Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Leigh.
Stephanie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Picture this, it’s 2004, and my gal pal and I are sitting on a tie-dye blanket in the heart of little 5 points selling our handcrafted goods to tourists enjoying the Atlanta art district and beautiful weather. Little did I know that this passion for creation would turn into a career.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The next 15 years would prove to be difficult as I filled my time working multiple jobs in the restaurant industry, tattoo shops and salons trying to find my way. Jewelry design was always my constant. I would come home from work sometimes crafting until the wee hours of the morning. That became a practice in patience—a form meditation for me.
Stephanie Leigh Jewelry – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Stephanie Leigh Jewelry, made by hand with the spirit in mind, is more than just jewelry. It is a way of life, a lifestyle utilizing salvaged, repurposed and recycled materials to create brilliant works of art to be worn every day. My signature three strand Krobo necklace has been referred to as “the anxiety necklace” by many wearers worldwide. Weighing in at 5.6oz, the necklace gives a gentle “hug,” applying a delicate pressure to the chest. Commonly referred to as Gestalt therapy, this calming or soothing sensation can be felt immediately when trying one on. If you find me at any of the festivals this year, stop by and try one on for yourself, you may never take it off. I’m running a major sale with massive discounts over the next 8 weeks!
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I found my passion, and I pulled many all-nighters. I worked until my fingers bled. I built my own website from scratch. Many times are having to learn new skills to better myself, my designs and my business. I stopped comparing my brand to others. I focused on what brought me peace and happiness and the success followed.
- 3 strand Krobo Necklace $125 and up
- 6 strand Krobo Necklace $250 and up
- Recycled glass Krobo Bracelet $40
- Website: stephanieleighjewelry.com
- Phone: 7706866826
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/stephanieleighjewelry
- Facebook: Facebook.com/stephanieleighjewelry