Meet the Makers: Libby Andress of Libby Shop

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How much of the jewelry sold at Libby Shop do you make? Like 10 to 25 percent. A lot of the pieces in stock are stuff I can make from scratch. I also have other pieces that I get cast.

Describe the style. Minimal, wearable, everyday pieces, with an emphasis on design.

Is it time-consuming? I try to devote Tuesdays to making jewelry, so it ends up being a 12-hour day.

Where’s your studio? For some of the simpler pieces, I do it here. If I’m soldering, it’s in my apartment.

What’s your go-to piece? I really like making rings and earrings. When I put together a look, that’s where I’m focusing.

What draws you to jewelry making? It’s therapeutic. And I have an arts background, which feeds into informing the design and process of the jewelry.

 

 

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