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Portland, Oregon | 465 Sales


handmade for you

Portland, Oregon 465 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars (267)

Announcement   35mm slide lamps, librarian goodies and more!


35mm slide lamps, librarian goodies and more!

Phoebe Owens

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Phoebe Owens


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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.

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  • 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.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
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.

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Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied please contact me within 7 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.


I love to make custom orders, so convo me or give alchemy a try through my shop! I am able to make custom bookplates, lamps, cards, more. Your ideas are more than welcome! Custom lamps have been very successful- featuring old family slides and digital images from people's flickr accounts. Custom orders require a deposit based upon material costs and scope of order.

Convo me for any inquiries!