Meet the Maker: Harper Made

Harper Made founder Amanda Harper created one of our favorite Flea jewelry companies to stand for much more than polished and expressive Bohemian jewelry - it's about providing access to affordable handcrafted jewelry at a reasonable price.  From semi-precious stone earrings to agate slice necklaces, there's plenty of expressive adornment to go around, no matter what your style. 


WHat does your brand truly mean to you?

My brand is everything to me!  I design for women like me who want that connection to nature while stylishly expressing themselves.  Girls who don't want to spend a ton on accessories so they have more money to explore and travel.  I am my own best customer and basically a walking Harper Made advertisement at all times. 

how has your brand evolved? 

Harper Made started as a fun hobby that I worked on in my free time.  Then the hobby got really out of hand and I decided that I needed to start selling this stuff to support my jewelry addiction.  But Harper Made has always been for the gals searching for the “polished bohemian” style at a really great price.  

what does your brand mean to you?

My brand is everything to me!  I design for women like me who want that connection to nature while stylishly expressing themselves.  Girls who don't want to spend a ton on accessories so they have more money to explore and travel.  I am my own best customer and basically a walking Harper Made advertisement at all times. 

what materials do you work with? 

I work primarily with raw semi-precious stones and gold/sterling silver plated chains and findings.  However, I am always experimenting with different components such as vintage coins, antler tips, feathers and leather.  

how has your process evolved?

I originally started making jewelry with many found and vintage materials.  Due to the nature of the components, I created mostly one-of-a-kind pieces.  After experiencing a lot of growth over the past 5 years, I now design pieces on a much larger scale.  I have all stones custom cut and design pieces with the intention of making many to send to all my retailers.  

what's the best part of your day?

This might sound lame to most people, but I really love packing and sending orders.  I am still a one woman show and do all the packaging and sending myself.  I know that there are so many great places for people to spend their money these days, and as I pack each order I get a chance to be thankful that this person chose to spend even a little of their hard- earned money with me.  

Best part of being a colorado maker?

The maker community in Colorado is so so great.  After every show I am so thankful to be a part of this network of amazing and talented humans!. The only down side is being too busy at the flea to really shop the other vendors as thoroughly as I would like to!

If You Could Work With Another Colorado Maker, Who Would It Be and Why? 

I would LOVE to collaborate with Jay Davis Bags on her amazing gemstone-adorned purses or Rose and Royce on her amazing cattle skull art.


on the denver flea team's wish list: 

The Delicate Turquoise Necklace for everyday, and the Mountain Necklace to spice up our LBDs on special occasions. 


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QUICK FACT #1

Most of the gemstones I use are sourced directly from South America and all are custom cut in unique shapes exclusively for Harper Made. 

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Harper Made was first started in Nashville, TN.

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All pieces retail for under $50.


 
If you are so passionate about something that it keeps you up at night - go do that thing right now!
— Amanda harper
 
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