If you want the definition of a wild flower child in person form all you have to do is look at Lacey Janette. Loud, exuberant and a basket of warm hugs Lacey is the boss babe behind By LaceyJanette – which contrasting to her personality is all about dainty, minimalist jewelry.
Lacey – BY LACEYJANETTE
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
By LaceyJanette is a collection of clean, minimalist jewelry for the girl who loves all things simple and dainty. I also love to do custom design work including offbeat engagement rings, bridal party gifts and pretty much whatever else your brain can dream up in silver and gold.
By day, I am a flower ninja at Amborella Floral Studio in YYC.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
Officially, since November 2014, but my first web store just went live in January 2016.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
When I was working in a cubicle in 2014, I really started to miss my creative self and went back to school to complete both a Jewelry & Metals certificate from ACAD and a Floral Design certificate from MRU. That winter I decided to quit my job and jump into both jewelry and floral design with both feet.
If we want to get literal, though, I suppose I have been in the jewelry hustle since I got serious with my first Jazzy Jewelry kit in 1995.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
My collection is inspired by clean lines, geometry and the minimalist life. I love style that is so simple it can’t help but be beautiful. Think skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, white Converse and the daintiest of gold pendants and stacking rings.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
I would love to get my brand to a place where it is synonymous with minimalist, dainty jewels in Canada. Like, if you want something tiny to wear every day, you know that By LaceyJanette is the answer. I would also love to one day have a brick-and-mortar storefront where I can have a jewelry bench on full display to meet clients and work with them on custom pieces while we have tea (…or wine)
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
I am such a visual person, so of course Instagram is my heart. I love finding inspiration in what my peers are creating as much as I love putting energy into designing that perfect shot so, hopefully, people can find inspiration from my work too.
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
I always lean on my girls! We are so lucky in Calgary to have the most incredible community of talented, pioneering and totally selfless creative entrepreneurs. When I feel like I’m losing my way, I know I can always count on them to talk me back onto the path and re-inspire me.
WHAT’S ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
I blame literally everything, good or bad, on the moon. Someone has a saucy attitude, it’s like “Oh, it’s almost a full moon.” I get a brilliant idea for my business and run with it and I’m all “Oh man, thank goodness the new moon in Sagittarius is around the corner.”
Nothing happens in my life that I can’t explain by some lunar phenomenon.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Definitely that one where you can freeze time for everyone and everything except yourself. It would be so convenient to be able to buy myself more time in the day!
WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES? (Please include links)
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR STUFF?
Online at www.bylaceyjanette.com for now, but keep an eye out for me at some markets this spring (hopefully!) <3