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crosbyatl on Dec 10, 2016
SOOOOOOO pretty love them !!! XOXOXO
rebeccakyle on Nov 11, 2016
I feel extra sassy in my on-trend tassel hoops. Thank you Sue!
jenbayley on Nov 2, 2016
What a fun, flattering style! I get compliments each time I wear them! Ordering was a breeze and they came so quickly - I'll be getting more!
Beads + Tassels + Color + Fun = Libby & Smee
A few years ago, I made a pair of lightweight, kelly green tassel earrings and every time I wore them I was showered with compliments. So after 20 years as a fashion editor in the magazine business (Elle, Ladies' Home Journal, In Touch), I decided to make a few pairs to see if I could sell them. I wore them all the time and carried a little pouch of them around in my bag to sell to friends and admirers.
A friend suggested I check out a local boutique to see if they might want to carry my earrings so on a whim I walked in. I wasn't even in the door when the shop owner looked up and said "I love your earrings"!
I got an order for 18 pairs of handmade tassel earrings so I mocked up a logo on Picmonkey and ordered a rubber stamp to handstamp the packaging. And just like that, Libby & Smee was born! The brand is named after nicknames that I gave my daughters when they were babies; Lily's initials are LBE so I called her Libby and Sophia's initials are SME so I called her Smee!
My Etsy shop followed shortly after my first wholesale order and slowly the line grew to include hoops and threader earrings -- all with hand-tied tassels. When a potential wholesale client asked if I sold necklaces, I said "Sure!" and quickly got to work learning how to make hand-beaded jewelry. Most of my supplies come from Etsy sellers but I love going into New York City to source beads and get inspired for new designs.
I make everything by hand in my home in Westfield, New Jersey and I love having a creative job with flexible hours that keeps me close to home and my family!
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For wholesale inquiries and bulk orders, email me at sue.erneta [!at] gmail.com
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I am the one-woman-show behind Libby & Smee. I live in beautiful Westfield, NJ with my husband and 2 daughters. I was a fashion editor for 20 years at magazines like Elle and Ladies' Home Journal but no job has ever compared to creating Libby & Smee!
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- Accepts Etsy gift cards