FLEAKIN' OUT WITH HARPER MADE
Harper Made stands 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.
What does Harper Made 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.
QUICK FACT #1
Harper Made originated in hobby form in Nashville, TN and is now based in Denver.
QUICK Fact #2
Most gemstones are sourced and excusivley shaped directly from South America.
QUICK FACT #3
You'll never spot Amanda without 5-12 pieces of jewels at all times.
What Was the First Piece of Jewelry You Created?
An agate slice necklace 6 years ago—still have it and wear it sometimes! I loved how it turned out and that is probably what fueled a jewelry making obsession that led me here today.
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-king 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?
I really love packing an sending orders. I am still a one woman show and do all of the packaging and sending myself. I know that there are so many great places for people to spend their money on 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.
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.