Maker Spotlight: Judy Larson
the making hands behind
Stephanie: How did your creative journey begin? What was the inspiration or motivation behind starting your business?
Judy: Reworking old personal jewelry to make it up to date.
Stephanie: What is your favorite part about being a maker and owning a small business?
Judy: The sheer joy of creating something, and then having a total stranger appreciate it.
Stephanie: Who is your role model or mentor?
Judy: There are so many creative folks on Instagram, locally and as authors, and my education and inspiration comes through them.
Stephanie: What do you want your Ideal Customer to know?
Judy: I’m a good listener and willing to work with them to find/make the perfect piece, or adjust/tweak a piece to their liking.
Stephanie: What do you value? What sets you apart?
Judy: Honesty and integrity. Variety and pricing set me apart. When you come to my space, you will not see the same item endlessly remade. I am constantly told I could charge more, but I would rather stay affordable.
Stephanie: What are you most popular products or services?
Judy: Earrings, by far, and then necklaces, followed by bracelets.
Stephanie: What three key words would you use to describe your product/service or business?
Judy: Colorful. Affordable. Beautiful.
‘nough about the biz, let’s talk about YOU!
Stephanie: How do you spend your free time?
Judy: Gardening and making jewelry. I also love to read.
Stephanie: What is your indulgence?
Stephanie: Fill in the blank: "People may be surprised to know…"
Judy: I’m a great-grandmother.