Shop Etsy

Featured Shop: Worley’s Lighting

Sep 6, 2013

by Shelli Worley

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Shelli Worley. My husband Seth and I live in Fort Mill, South Carolina, where we run our lighting shop, Worley’s Lighting.

etsy-featured-shop-worleys-lighting-shelli-worley-lamps-001a

Throughout my life, creativity took me down quite a few avenues: music, drawing, sewing, painting, and woodworking. After I graduated high school, I decided to bypass college for the moment. I wanted to start something that I could nurture, learn from, and build into a legacy; I wanted work that was fulfilling. The concept for Worley’s Lighting combined a passion for designing housewares (a skill that blossomed when I decorated my first home) and a talent for woodworking. After shuffling around at a few random jobs, I started my Etsy shop and committed myself 100 percent to Worley’s Lighting.

etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-tools
etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-002

We work as a team to run Worley’s Lighting. I design and build our lamps, then photograph them and ship them while Seth makes our candle holders. We do our dirty work (making the bases, fitting glass parts, and anything that requires using the lathe or saws) in our workshop. After the individual pieces are made, we wire and finish them in the studio room of our home.

etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-drill
etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-candle

Our products, passion, and drive sets our work apart. I put my heart into Worley’s Lighting – it’s like a child that I love, provide for, encourage and watch grow. I love designing our lamps, and I love that they’re magnificently unique. Building this business each small step at a time is invigorating and fulfilling.

etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-studio
etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-dust

I have learned many life lessons and skills from having a creative business. For example, I’ve learned to express myself through design, and challenge myself with really high standards. I’ve learned to deal with conflict graciously and solve problems efficiently. I’ve learned that putting your heart into what you do makes work not feel like work at all. These skills apply to so many areas of my life; Worley’s Lighting has made me an all-around better person, and for that I am so grateful.

etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-holding-lamo
etsy-featuredshop-worleyslighting-bookends

Etsy has given us the platform to pursue our dreams of creating beautiful products and building an ethical business. Small, passionate businesses can thrive in “this economy” because of Etsy. Now I get to spend my days working towards building my dream. Opening our shop was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

All photographs by Worley’s Lighting.

Featured Shop Archive

Wall Sconce, Mid Century Modern Lighting, UL Listed- Carolina Sconce
Wall Sconce, Mid Century Modern Lighting, UL Listed- Carolina Sconce
WorleysLighting
$219.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Voyage Sconce
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Voyage Sconce
WorleysLighting
$259.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Willow Sconce
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Willow Sconce
WorleysLighting
$239.00 USD
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Double Carolina Sconce
Mid Century Modern Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Brass Lamp- Double Carolina Sconce
WorleysLighting
$279.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$18.50 USD
Table Lamp, Modern Light, Desk Lamp- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
Table Lamp, Modern Light, Desk Lamp- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
WorleysLighting
$79.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Bark, Wooden Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Bark, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$18.50 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Flush Mount, Modern Lighting- Coin Flush Mount
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Wall Sconce, Flush Mount, Modern Lighting- Coin Flush Mount
WorleysLighting
$149.00 USD
Wall Lamp, Brass and Wood Wall Lamp, Contemporary Sconce, UL Listed- Journey Sconce
Wall Lamp, Brass and Wood Wall Lamp, Contemporary Sconce, UL Listed- Journey Sconce
WorleysLighting
$229.00 USD
Sconce, Modern Wall Lamp, Sconce, UL Listed- Orb Sconce
Sconce, Modern Wall Lamp, Sconce, UL Listed- Orb Sconce
WorleysLighting
$299.00 USD
Sconce, Mid Century Moden Lighting, Wall Lamp- Cavern Sconce
Sconce, Mid Century Moden Lighting, Wall Lamp- Cavern Sconce
WorleysLighting
$229.00 USD
Mid century modern globe sconce, brass sconce, wall lamp- Carolina Sconce
Mid century modern globe sconce, brass sconce, wall lamp- Carolina Sconce
WorleysLighting
$219.00 USD
Wall Sconce, Wall Light, Modern Lighting- Aspen Sconce (Small)
Wall Sconce, Wall Light, Modern Lighting- Aspen Sconce (Small)
WorleysLighting
$189.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Coin Sconce
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Coin Sconce
WorleysLighting
$179.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights Angled- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders, Wedding Centerpiece
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Heights Angled- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders, Wedding Centerpiece
WorleysLighting
$20.50 USD
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$24.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 6- Rustic Wedding Centerpiece, Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Woodland Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 6- Rustic Wedding Centerpiece, Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Woodland Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$35.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 6- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Woodland Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 6- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Woodland Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$35.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 9- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 9- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$49.50 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Short- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders, Woodland Wedding
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Short- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders, Woodland Wedding
WorleysLighting
$18.50 USD
Gem Pedestal Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
Gem Pedestal Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$109.00 USD
Gem Pedestal Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
Gem Pedestal Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$109.00 USD
Table Lamp, Desk Lamp, Modern Lighting, Edison Bulb- Pedestal Lamp
Table Lamp, Desk Lamp, Modern Lighting, Edison Bulb- Pedestal Lamp
WorleysLighting
$69.00 USD
Modern Desk Lamp, Table Lamp, Lighting- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
Modern Desk Lamp, Table Lamp, Lighting- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
WorleysLighting
$79.00 USD
Lighting, Modern Lamp, Lantern, Desk Lamp- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
Lighting, Modern Lamp, Lantern, Desk Lamp- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
WorleysLighting
$79.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Short- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders, Wedding Centerpiece
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 3 Short- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders, Wedding Centerpiece
WorleysLighting
$18.50 USD
Signature Bookends Maple- Modern Bookends, Book Accesories, Solid Maple, Edison Bulb Lamp, Modern Lighting
Signature Bookends Maple- Modern Bookends, Book Accesories, Solid Maple, Edison Bulb Lamp, Modern Lighting
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Lighting, Edison Bulb Table Lamp, Modern Lighting- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
Lighting, Edison Bulb Table Lamp, Modern Lighting- Lantern Pedestal Lamp
WorleysLighting
$79.00 USD
Signature Bookends- Modern Bookends, Wooden Gift, Lighting, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
Signature Bookends- Modern Bookends, Wooden Gift, Lighting, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Table Lamp, Modern Lighting- Gwendolyn Lamp
Table Lamp, Modern Lighting- Gwendolyn Lamp
WorleysLighting
$249.00 USD
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$24.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Double Linen Sconce
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Double Linen Sconce
WorleysLighting
$249.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Clement Sconce
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting- Clement Sconce
WorleysLighting
$229.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting, Wall Sconce- Royal Sconce
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Modern Lighting, Wall Sconce- Royal Sconce
WorleysLighting
$399.00 USD
Sconce, Mid Century Modern Lighting, Wall Lamp, Modern Sconce, Brass Sconce, Lighting- Virginia Sconce
Sconce, Mid Century Modern Lighting, Wall Lamp, Modern Sconce, Brass Sconce, Lighting- Virginia Sconce
WorleysLighting
$239.00 USD
Orb Lamp- Modern Table Lamp, Desk Lamp
Orb Lamp- Modern Table Lamp, Desk Lamp
WorleysLighting
$399.00 USD
Footed Cutting Board in Walnut- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Walnut Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
Footed Cutting Board in Walnut- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Walnut Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
WorleysLighting
$59.00 USD
Angled Table Lamp- Lighting, Modern Lamp, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
Angled Table Lamp- Lighting, Modern Lamp, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Arrow Lamp- Table Lamp, Wooden Lighting, Modern Walnut Lamp, Geometric Table Lighting
Arrow Lamp- Table Lamp, Wooden Lighting, Modern Walnut Lamp, Geometric Table Lighting
WorleysLighting
$149.00 USD
Table Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lamp- Stella Lamp Mini
Table Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lamp- Stella Lamp Mini
WorleysLighting
$369.00 USD
Langdon Desk Lamp- Modern Lighting, Industrial Brass Desk Lamp
Langdon Desk Lamp- Modern Lighting, Industrial Brass Desk Lamp
WorleysLighting
$209.00 USD
Lantern Pedestal Lamp- Modern Table Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp, Oak, Nickel
Lantern Pedestal Lamp- Modern Table Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp, Oak, Nickel
WorleysLighting
$79.00 USD
Ansley Trio Candelabra- Taper Candle Holder, Candle Stick, Brass Candle Holder, Walnut
Ansley Trio Candelabra- Taper Candle Holder, Candle Stick, Brass Candle Holder, Walnut
WorleysLighting
$99.00 USD
Halo Lantern- Table Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lighting, Desk Lamp
Halo Lantern- Table Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lighting, Desk Lamp
WorleysLighting
$159.00 USD
Angled Table Lamp- Desk Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lamp, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
Angled Table Lamp- Desk Lamp, Lighting, Modern Lamp, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Oval Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Lighting, Modern Sapele Lamp, Geometric Table Lighting
Oval Lamp in Walnut- Table Lamp, Wooden Lighting, Modern Sapele Lamp, Geometric Table Lighting
WorleysLighting
$149.00 USD
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 9- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
Tree Branch Candle Holders Set of 9- Rustic Wood Candle Holders, Tree Slice, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$49.50 USD
Faceted Pedestal Lamp in Maple- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
Faceted Pedestal Lamp in Maple- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$119.00 USD
Faceted Pedestal Lamp in Maple- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
Faceted Pedestal Lamp in Maple- Table Lamp, Wooden Gem Lamp, Solid Wood Lamp, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$99.00 USD
Signature Bookends- Modern Bookends, Wooden Gift, Lighting, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
Signature Bookends- Modern Bookends, Wooden Gift, Lighting, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Angled Table Lamp- Modern Lighting, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
Angled Table Lamp- Modern Lighting, Table Lamp, Indoor Lighting
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Arc Lamp- Table Lamp, Modern Wood and Brass Lamp
Arc Lamp- Table Lamp, Modern Wood and Brass Lamp
WorleysLighting
$219.00 USD
Signature Bookends Walnut- Modern Bookends, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
Signature Bookends Walnut- Modern Bookends, Book Accessories, Solid Walnut, Edison Bulb Lamp
WorleysLighting
$129.00 USD
Footed Cutting Board in Sapele- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Sapele Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
Footed Cutting Board in Sapele- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Sapele Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
WorleysLighting
$59.00 USD
Footed Cutting Board in Maple- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Maple Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
Footed Cutting Board in Maple- Large Wooden Serving Tray, Maple Cutting Board, Footed Plate, Kitchen Decor, Wood Plate
WorleysLighting
$69.00 USD
Brass Candle Holder, Walnut Candlestick Holder, Modern Brass Candle Holder- Ansley Taper Holder
Brass Candle Holder, Walnut Candlestick Holder, Modern Brass Candle Holder- Ansley Taper Holder
WorleysLighting
$35.00 USD
Ansley Candle Holder Round- Taper Candle Holder, Candle Stick, Brass Candle Holder, Walnut
Ansley Candle Holder Round- Taper Candle Holder, Candle Stick, Brass Candle Holder, Walnut
WorleysLighting
$35.00 USD
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
Basic Taper Holder- Minimalist Taper Candle Holders, Modern Candle Holders, Taper Candle Holders, Wooden Candle Holders
WorleysLighting
$24.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Brass Lamp, Modern Lighting- Luna Sconce
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Brass Lamp, Modern Lighting- Luna Sconce
WorleysLighting
$339.00 USD
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Brass Lamp, Modern Lighting- Journey Sconce with Brass Hemisphere Shade
Sconce, Wall Lamp, Brass Lamp, Modern Lighting- Journey Sconce with Brass Hemisphere Shade
WorleysLighting
$369.00 USD

233 comments

Sign in to add your own