The Geekery Market Spotlight: Leveled Up Geek

Welcome to The Geekery Market (formerly the Muggles Market). We are excited for our next event – just in time for all your geeky holiday shopping needs! As usual, we’ll be introducing you all to our artisans/authors/artists, sponsors, and activities for the Market every week as we get closer to the big day.

Please allow me to introduce to you one of our new artisians, Leveled Up Geek. Cat McGill transforms geeky things into handmade jewelry and decor!

Answers to our 5 Geeky Questions

Tell us about the geeky goodness you’ll be bringing to the next Geekery Market! I make geeky statement piece earrings and ear cuffs for everyone to enjoy. My current collections include celestial, dice, botanical, and dinosaur themes (with other bonus fun geeky interests coming too!)

How did you get started doing what you do? I’ve been making jewelry for 20 years, but five years ago I started making pieces that appealed to my geeky side as I grew more bold at expressing it. I decided I wanted the mission of my business to be all about helping people wear what excites them and shows what they’re passionate about. It’s brought me so much happiness!

What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about? My dinosaur skeleton earrings make me smile every time I make them. I’ve seen a lot of people be so excited when they get them. They’re so elegantly nerdy.

What else would you like everyone to know about your wares? I strive to make my earrings and cuffs accessible to everyone. That includes using hypoallergenic nickel-free metal, having cuffs that don’t require any piercings, and keeping my prices reasonable. I have also worked with people in the past to modify a design to make it wearable for them (sensory issues, changing the type of closure, etc).

What’s your favorite holiday story? Muppet Christmas Carol, hands down!.

Where you can find on the interwebs!

They are offering pre-orders! Please contact them through Etsy or Instagram to hold items.

You can meet them in person and enjoy their work at The Geekery Market ! Come see us on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10am to 4PM at the  Cabarrus Arena & Events Center – 4751 NC Highway 49 (Event Center B). The event is FREE to the public, but we are requesting a donation of canned goods or cash which goes to our charity, Second Harvest Metrolina . Please note that this location does charge for parking: $8 per car, $15 per van, $25 per bus (credit/debit only). See you there!

About Carol the Cat 30 Articles
Carol is another member of Guardians of the Geekery (official podcast of The Charlotte Geeks) and is a voracious reader and lover of geekery. She helped launch and run The Carolina Renaissance Festival for over 14 years (and the sister festival in Arizona) and was the programming director for ConCarolinas for another 14 years. She helps out faithfully with our own Geek Gala - often traveling to various cons to man tables and host parties.