Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Campbell.
Stephanie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I was born in Cologne, Germany, and moved to Nashville in the Summer of 2017. Before that, I lived for 13 years in Switzerland and in Spain, and London. I love jewelry, travel, and fashion. I could not live without coffee, wine & good food.
Originally, I worked for 20 years in Sales & Marketing for Lufthansa airlines. I traveled all over the world and was always interested in different countries and cultures.
After having two kids, I moved into the fashion industry. I trained as a Personal Fashion Stylist & Shopper, which helped me realize how important accessories like jewelry are for a great look.
Coming here, I thought I could continue in this area but I was not able to find enough clients so I started thinking about what else I would like to do. I have always worked long hours in my life in the corporate world and I am in the lucky position right now to be able to concentrate on my creative side. This is how it occurred to me to start making jewelry in November 2018.
Of course, I first had to learn a lot, and I’m still learning. I read books and watched YouTube videos. Many early pieces I destroyed and started all over.
Now I have a feeling about what works and what people like. Being creative is only a small part of my business – the part I enjoy most. Selling & marketing takes up more time and effort, so I’m glad to have experience with that.
What makes me happy are the reviews I get from happy customers, repeat sales, and recommendations. This is what you really need as an artist to keep going. Currently, I could not live off the profits of my jewelry but I hope to be able to one day!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My jewelry is extravagant and unique.
The taste of a lot of people is different from mine. Normally jewelry here is simple and dainty or made out of leather and clay. My designs are bold, colorful, and different. They are made for strong people who would like to show the world who they are.
It took me some time to find the right events to go to where people like and appreciate my art. I’m selling online as well and most of my customers are from Florida, California, or New York.
Here in the Nashville area, you can find me at Art Crawls in Germantown, at the Crafty Bastards in OneCity, and in Franklin.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
My jewelry tells a story, it’s a piece of contemporary art and full of emotion. It complements what you wear and shows the world who you are. To know and understand someone you have to look at what kind of jewelry they are wearing.
My travels are my passion and my inspiration. Boho chic, urban lifestyle, and fashion trends from all over the world influence my creations. I have an intuitive feeling for color harmony and love to mix different materials, styles, and patterns. I enjoy creating something beautiful. I believe everyone should have gorgeous jewelry to express themselves and their personality. I always have the woman or man in mind who will wear my art.
I only use the best materials. Swarovski crystal pearls, Czech glass beads, and gemstones. All my pieces are handmade with love by me. Most of them are one of a kind and will make you feel special.
Who else deserves credit in your story?
My husband for always supporting me.
- Guardian Car Angels $11,-
- Earrings $14,- to $18,-
- Bracelets $20,- to $22,-
- Necklaces $30,- to $40,-
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: https://stylebysteffi.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/style_by_steffi/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stylebysteffi/
- Other: https://www.etsy.com/shop/StylebySteffi