We are delighted today to introduce you to Cliff Spielman, the talented artisan behind MicroPendants! We caught up with Cliff and asked him a few questions so you get to know him better.
What’s the story behind your company?
MicroPendants is mostly a tale of trying many unique ideas over the years until one or two appear to have not only artistic potential but business potential.
What inspires you?
Ideas that people haven’t had before. Even better if those ideas lend themselves to a creative outlet…such as a jewelry. I love to convey messages in unexpected mediums, such as microscopic text in jewelry. Not to mention that it’s fun to see people scratch their heads for a minute or two while they figure out what they’re looking at. And then comes the “Hey that’s really cool”.
What is your favorite product to make?
At the moment I’d say that any of my Digits Of PI products are at the top of the list. Though we offer many other text selections, this one is the most populate. I still get a massive kick out of having almost 3,500 digits of PI in a tiny little pendant. In terms of the specific configurations, I’d say earrings are my favorite because unlike necklaces that have only one pendant, earrings have two! So that’s around 7,000 characters of text hanging from your ears.
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Original, Techie, Eclectic
In your opinion, what’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
Taking an idea and seeing it to its fruition, whatever that ultimately means for that particular idea. Having the freedom to explore that process is priceless. Oh, my other favorite part is no suit and tie. Come to think of it I don’t own a suit and tie.
If you were to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Less procrastination and less listening to naysayers.
What’s next? Any plans for the future?
At our MicroPendants shop on Etsy, we just launched unique and beautiful text pendant earrings as well a few new stainless steel necklace options.
Beyond that, we’re working on a new product that will take the microscopic text theme to the next level. Very exciting and very cool. But I can’t say much more than that before we finish the product development.