Maker We Love: Samantha Bower of LUSTER

Maker We Love: Samantha Bower of LUSTER


 Samantha Bower


 Mt. Lebanon

Tell us why your brand is the best.

Ha! I don't know if it's the best, but it's been the best job/hobby/life dream come true! I get to play a small part in helping women feel more confident and beautiful, and that means the world to me. LUSTER has helped with weddings, special occasions, memorial pieces, heirloom reimaginings, and much more. I feel so lucky to do this for a living!

Tell us your story.

I come from a long line of PA makers who love to work with their hands. My father, both grandfathers and many uncles are all craftsmen and woodworkers. I began making jewelry in 2004, when I wanted to give the bridesmaids in my wedding a handmade gift. After the wedding, it quickly grew into a passion. I am mostly self-taught and enjoy sticking with basic methods to create fun and unique pieces. Being a part of the maker community in Pittsburgh is so awesome.

What one product do we need to know about and why?

My long stick earrings have been quite popular. I combine acrylic sticks with Austrian crystals and brass studs. I love creating with both soft colors and bold textures.

In three words, why do you love Pittsburgh?

Just 3?! Gorgeous, community, loyalty

How can people find out more about you?

FB: @lusterpgh

IG: @lusterpgh

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