Maker: Janet Ecklebarger
Based in: Claypool, Ind.
Price range: $30 to $150
“After completing my masters in weaving, I realized that I really wanted to make things that people could wear,” Janet Ecklebarger says. “My husband is a metal worker and I kept picking up scraps off the floor of his shop and hammering them into things.”
Nine months out of the year, Ecklebarger hammers those found metals into what she calls “conversational accessories for the home and body as well as costumes for spectacle.” The other three months of the year? She prepares income taxes.
Glean Design Fun Facts: 1. We grow almost all of our own food on five acres in northern Indiana, including hops, which we make into delicious beer. 2. I am practicing to be a klezmer fiddler. 3. I love to make home-made soda pops, including dandelion soda pop, lavender soda pop, and anise hyssop soda pop. All of them come from plants in my garden and are very lightly sweetened with cane sugar or honey.