Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Who's New Tuesday: Jake + Cleo
Who are jake + cleo?
Corina (the tall one) and Emily (the not-so-tall one) make up jake+cleo, a jewelry business they named after their cats from their single girl days.
Where are you From?
jake + cleo is based out of Winnipeg, Corina's hometown, but have been known to take their studio on the road to Kitchener, Ontario where Emily's family is located.
When did you open your Etsy Shop?
j+c opened their Etsy doors late summer of 2010. Emily has been selling her own beaded jewelry line on Etsy since 2008, emms gEM's and Emms Pocket Shop and convinced Corina that jake + cleo should give the Etsy community and platform a try.
What do you sell?
jake + cleo design and create fine silver charms and pendants. Fine silver is a clay medium. We use a brand that is made with 100% recycled silver. When the clay is fired, binders and water burn off, leaving .999 silver. Our pendants and charms are then displayed on sterling silver chains and ear wire.
What is your favorite thing to make?
Our favourite thing to create is anything from our herb imprint line, in particular pieces made with dill or wheat. We love to see how they will roll out and what fine details will be picked up in the patina. And custom pieces are fun too!
What are your long-term Etsy goals?
This is a difficult question to answer. Our goals can't be given in numbers. For us, Etsy is an outlet for our creativity. As a result, this creativity has generated some wonderful feedback about how our jewelry carries a personal touch for those who purchase it either for themselves or as a gift. This feels good. To continue to use our creative release in ways that are meaningful to both us and our clients is our goal on Etsy.
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