Meet our Vendor: Magpie Mouse Studios
Say hello to another one of our new vendors, Magpie Mouse Studios! We are excited to have them at the show.
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Sarah Meranda and I am a metal artist from Seattle. although I work primarily as a jeweler, I love fiber arts and have been making wall wearings lately! My perfect day is a long studio day binging on podcasts! My latest is “How I built this.” I love hearing about other entrepreneurs, the struggle and the come up.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
Lately I have been exploring more ways to expand my enamel jewelry line. Last week I started making enamel leaf earrings that are just wonderful. They are hand cut and formed, and I try to get them to look as much like natural leaves as possible with layered transparent enamels. I am inspired by nature so it’s a fun challenge to replicate the outdoors into wearable art with copper and glass.
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
I would say the new enamel leaves are my favorite!. They have so much variance I never get bored making them and with production that is important! You gotta stay excited about something your about to make 1000 of!
How did you get started in your business?
I got started by making. I took a jewelry workshop at Pratt fine Arts and knew from the end of the first day that I wanted to explore more. I took more classes at Pratt, Danaca Design and North Seattle College where I received my certificate in metals and jewelry design. I started selling slowly on Etsy and doing small local pop-ups. Now I have stores that I wholesale to around Seattle and am hoping to expand slowly.
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
I’ve had a lot of requests for teaching workshops. I’d like to run a fine arts makers space featuring metal work, and fiber arts. I’d love to open it up to other talented artists to teach there as well. My husband, Ryan, is a gifted painter and it would be neat to work with him side by side. He has always been very supportive of my endeavors so it would be nice to do some art together.
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