Once Again Sam is filled with fun and eclectic wood and leather jewelry as well as “felted curiosities“. The laser cut wood pendants are what caught my eye. The designs range from simple, geometric shapes and monograms to carved images like animals, bicycles, and sewing machines. There’s something for everyone, with many interests and hobbies represented in the designs. Most designs can be made in any color, too, making these really fun to customize and make your own. Read on to learn more about this unique shop and see some of my favorites. There might even be a giveaway at the end!
What is the story behind your shop’s name?
I got my start using recycled materials (mostly leather scraps from upholstery shops & thrift store clothing), so that’s where the “once again” comes from. My initials spell “Sam” so I decided to use that as my shop’s name rather than my real name – it’s a name within a name!
What is your favorite part of the business?
I love the freedom to experiment. Making things is my absolute favorite thing to do, and I feel so lucky I can earn a living this way. Trying new things in my studio, experimenting with new materials, is technically my job, but it’s way too much fun and I easily lose track of time when I’m in the “creative zone”.
What is your least favorite part of the business?
Accounting, taxes, and marketing are all necessary parts of running a business, but I don’t enjoy them (probably because I’m not very good at them). I have learned to handle them, but there’s little enjoyment.
What is your bestseller and/or favorite item?
I recently launched several painted jewelry series that feature a small section from a larger painting. Some are from abstract splatter painted pictures, others are panoramic landscapes, and each pendant features a one-of-a-kind piece of art. These series have been very popular and I’m thrilled, because that means I get to make more! I love all kinds of art, so I think it’s fun to be able to wear an original painting every day.
Once Again Sam is giving away one of her new Mountains At Night Painted Landscape Pendants to one of you! Enter via Rafflecopter below. Entries will be verified, so please play nice! You can also use coupon code WINTER20 for 20% off your order through the last week of January!