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Last updated on Aug 29, 2021

35mm slide lamps, librarian goodies, handmade merch to support our podcast for families, and more!


Phoebe Owens

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Phoebe Owens


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About superphoebe

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On Etsy since 2006

Libraries, Cats, Film, Oregon, and Recycling

I started selling homemade things on Etsy in the early days, and quickly found a wonderful community of lifelong friends who had also been selling and shopping at homemade craft bazaars in church basements. You'll find a wide range of things in my shop, varying all of the time, because I have quite few interests! I basically love anything fidegety.

My main passion has been making lamps- I don't know if it helps me get through the 9 months of dark rain in the Pacific NW or not, but I made my first lamp out of a coke can in the 8th grade, and pretty much couldn't stop after that. The slide lamps started in undergraduate school. I studied filmmaking and had to shoot many many 35mm slides to edit into shows before I could move on to motion film. Combining them with the lamps I was already making just kind of fell into place! Now that I'm a Librarian, it feels even more like a perfect fit.

I also love to screenprint, cut out wood and work with wire and other materials. There is an immediacy that you just can't get with film, and I am delighted by that!

You'll also see my feature film Tammytown in here. It's distributed by Indiepix NYC, and it's an 80s teen comedy. it's also available on Netflix and at a lot of libraries if you just wanna check it out. A lot of love and hilarity went into it. The year we made it was one of the happiest of my entire life.

And, oh yeah, I LOVE cats! i totally wanted to be one when I grew up.

Shop members

  • Phoebe Owens


    I'm a Portland, OR based Librarian & crafter--making things (with an eye on reuse) devoted to librarianship, cats and Oregon. My inspiration comes from wanting things that don't exist, daydreams, and vision quests.

Production partners

  • Snowmade

    Portland, OR

    Uses her laser cutter to render our designs in wood

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2019
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and being a supporter of the handmade community! If you don't see the information you seek in my following shop policies, then please don't hesitate to send me a conversation.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not satisfied please contact me within 14 days after receiving the item. You'll get a full refund if it's sent back unused, unhurt and in original condition. Return shipping is your responsibility. Custom orders will be accepted for return only on a case-by-case basis.
I accept paypal, money order, check, and well-concealed cash at your risk. If you do not immediately pay via paypal, please convo or email me to let me know how you intend to pay. I will politely convo and email non-payers with a reminder, but after a full day of no response, I will cancel the sale through etsy admin. I will also stare at you email and screen user name and shift between sensations of sadness, anger, disappointment and annoyance. I'll get over it, but I'll be dismayed...
Shipping fees are approximate and may include the cost of packaging and going to the post office/additional expenses. I ship within two business days of an order. Lamps are all shipped priority mail with delivery confirmation in the US. International is shipped via best deal that is trackable.
Additional policies and FAQs

I do deliver on wholesale orders. Please contact me to discuss if you seek to purchase wholesale for a brick & mortar or web-based store.