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Article: Shopping a Community of Makers: Stacey Lee Webber

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Shopping a Community of Makers: Stacey Lee Webber

We at The Great Republic take pride in celebrating American craftsmanship and supporting the community of American makers, designers, artists, and creators represented in our shop.  From our leather makers to letterpress designers, jewelry crafters to cutlers, pen makers and horologists, by shopping with The Great Republic you are helping over 30 small businesses thrive. 

One of the small businesses and creative experts that make The Great Republic such a special place to shop is Stacey Lee Webber.

Stacey Lee Webber is a Philadelphia-based artist and contemporary metalsmith. Webber utilizes American coins and currency for the basis of her work. With permanent installations in locations such as the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts, Webber has spread her love for metal and jewelry work widely across the United States. 

As a contemporary artist, Webber cherishes working with found materials whose history is physically evident. Her work is often described as meticulous, pushing the boundaries of everyday recognizable objects to the point of unidentifiable. 


We are lucky to carry her line of coin cufflinks, lapel pins, and rings in our shop. One of our favorite designs of hers is the Portraits Coin Cufflinks and Tuxedo Stud Set. Each portrait is pierced out from American currency - half dollars, quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy, George Washington and FDR are made from the actual silver half dollars, quarters and dimes. Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln from the nickel and penny were cut from the coin, molded and cast in silver so that the set would be entirely silver. The stud and cufflink backings are also solid sterling silver.


We love how Stacey celebrates the past by incorporating antique currency into her work. Her Indian Penny Cufflinks, using pennies minted from 1865 - 1909, are always a TGR favorite. We also carry her Barber Quarter Cufflinks. The Barber Quarter was part of the Barber coin series that ran from 1892 to 1916. They are named Barber quarters after the United States Chief Engraver at the time, Charles E. Barber, who created the design. 


We invite you to check out and shop all of Stacey Lee Webber’s products at The Great Republic and help support this fantastic and creative artist.

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