Handmade Jewelry for the Chic Geek

Longview, Texas · 70 Sales


Handmade Jewelry for the Chic Geek

Longview, Texas 70 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Stephanie Mounce

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Stephanie Mounce


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5 out of 5 stars

Nadia on Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These earrings are absolutely adorable. Just like Ladybug in Miraculous! Best gift idea ever. They come in this adorable little sachet and were the perfect little addition to my daughter's gift. The shop owner ships items out VERY quick! Definitely recommend. Thank you from @ilmspirations

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Why Be Subtle?

To start my story, you have to go back to the very beginning.

I grew up in Austria, in a little village called Gumpoldskirchen (If you can pronounce that I may give you a discount). TV was very limited, and VHSs even more so, and DVDs weren't a thing yet. However, the Original Star Trek was one of my dad's favorites, and I remember watching that with him as a young girl (it was dubbed into German so much of Shatner's Shatnerness may have been lost). We eventually moved on to Star Trek: The Next Generation when that became available.

After moving to the U.S. at age 12, I went through a rebellious phase where I would watch forbidden shows, like The X-Files, which I would watch secretly through most of it's original airing. I developed quite the reputation in High School for being a die hard Mulder fangirl. I would cover my text books in photos of him. All of my allowance went towards my X-Files DVD collection ($80-$120 a season, at the time).

It was not till college that I discovered Harry Potter. I was able to attend 4 midnight book release parties and 5 midnight Movie openings. Dressed up as Luna or a Slytherin, of course.

However, as I grew older, got my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, got my first job, I started to notice that other grown ups didn't walk around with Luna's raddish earrings. They didn't wear T-Shirts of Totoro stuck in a TARDIS. They didn't wear Harry Potter jackets, or Darth Vader hoodies.

Though I always have marched to the beat of my own drum, I do know that it isn't always appropriate to wear your favorite fandom merch. And that makes me sad. That's when I came up with this idea.

I want to wear something that represents my fandom, something that makes me smile when I see it, but something that doesn't literally say to my boss during the morning meeting: I'm wearing a red fezz and bow tie because I love Doctor Who.

Instead, why not creating something that I love, that reminds me of my fandom, something that may catch the eye of fellow fans, but it doesn't scream out "don't take me seriously because I'm wearing a bright red shirt with a blue print of the Millennium Falcon on it".

By the way, I own most of these gloriously nerdy items, so please don't think I am disparaging them. But instead, know that I am like you, nerdy to the core, and dying to release that nerdiness into the wild.

But, as a grown up, I also understand that there is a time and place for everything, and I believe I can help furthering the reach of nerdiness into grown up society without being looked down upon or or discouraged.

I created Fancy Nerd Designs so I could share classy and elegant jewelry, created with specific fandoms in mind. Something that would bring a smile to a fan's face, but can be passed off as simply a beautiful piece of jewelry to the rest of the world.

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  • Stephanie Mounce


    My name is Steph and I am a proud nerd. I was raised Star Trek, The X-Files, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc... I love making jewelry and I wanted to share that love, combined with my favorite fandoms, with the world.

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