Welcome to installment three of our Artist Series: Lifestyle + Studio Tour with Celeste of West Moon Collective!
Celeste, the owner of West Moon Collective is a multi-faceted creative living in Bozeman, Montana. She also happens to be Intrigue Ink's fabulous store manager!
Take a step into her dreamy downtown apartment and creative studio, and learn more about Celeste's love for jewelry and vintage!
Q: What roles do you have in your business(es)?
A: it's just me :) I do the buying, cutting and sewing, assembling, and selling.
Q: What roles do you have at Intrigue Ink?
A: At Intrigue, I am in charge of keeping things running smoothly; managing the employees, purchasing inventory, scheduling, and keeping the vintage section stocked.
Q: What is your favorite thing to make or do?
A: My favorite thing to do is shop for the vintage gems, and my favorite thing to make is a pair of leather earrings with a new color I just found.
Q: When did you know you wanted to pursue a creative path?
A: I have always been fascinated with making jewelry and am self-taught, but my good friend Lauren pushed me to sell my very first pair.
Q: Top three tips for artists/small business owners just starting out?
A: I would say to (1) find a balance, (2) find your niche or what you love doing and stick with it, and (3) keep track of everything.
Q: Where can people shop your goods?
A: My goods are currently living at Intrigue Ink, Tart, Hattie Rex, Velvet, and High Trash Boutique.
Q: What's your favorite song/genre/playlist to play in the store?
A: My favorite playlist to play at work is either Talking Heads or Curtis Mayfield- all things funky fresh :)