The Amazing Life of a Jewelry Designer

Me and Irene kind of “met” on Instagram. I was on the explore page when I saw a picture of one of her stuning creations. I quickly gave it a like and checked her full profile. *loving every single bit of it* Of course I followed her! To be honest it kind of inspired me… And basically this why I wanted to interview her. I love her work and instagram, sounds like a good reason doesn’t it? Since that I am an aspiring designer and sooner or later I’ll need to choose my college degree. I know that the life of a jewelry designer isn’t as easy as it sounds, so I needed more information. And here I am sharing it! Being a jewelry designer isn’t that easy, you need a lot of creativity, and that is why I’ve always admired this job and the people that practice it.

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(This is Irene btw)

Not only she designs elegant pieces of jewelry, but she is also a big supporter of ALS research. A portion of ALL sales go to help support ALS research. She is working with “ProjectALS” and together move forward in finding and funding a cure for this horrible disease. The wing rings (picture below) were actually designed to represent wings to fly for those who have lost their mobility due to this disease. If you want to donate you can do it through your purchase or donate directly to www.projectals.org.

 

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Now lets hear what she has to say about the life of a jewelry designer:

 

  • How do you get inspired and what drives you to do this?
My inspiration comes from everything,… people I meet, things I see, places I go…
Some times I see someone and think wow, they should be wearing pearls! It would really brighten up their face …,  and then quickly sketch it 🙂

 

  • What do you do in a typical work day? 
No one day is the same,… there are somedays I spend all day meeting with people to discuss custom work ( for brides, or gifts that people need)  Its my favorite part,… I love working with people to create beautiful pieces that come from conversation.
Other days are full of emails and running around from the stone setter, the polisher to FedEx and back to phone calls and emails.  I am a small business so I wear many hats.
 
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  • How would you characterize the brand’s style?
I would say my brand is characterized as Edgy and Elegant, I like classic concepts with an edgy side or twist to them. My pieces can be worn with jeans, suits, or evening wear.  It only takes one piece to boost your confidence.
My pieces make a statement without saying a word.

 

  • What do you think is the most important characteristic a jewelry designer?
I think in any kind of design you should create work that comes naturally, stay true to your style and watch it evolve as you grow as an artist.  I admire designers that march to their own drummer, do what they love… there is  beauty in all art.

 

  • What do you like and dislike the most of your job?
What I love most is that I get to do what I love and that is creating beautiful jewelry and designs,  I love interacting with people and watching their eyes light up when they wear something that makes them feel beautiful and confident.  There are not many things I don’t like about jewelry design, however somedays can be a little overwhelming and busy, but I guess that’s a good thing.

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  • What is the most difficult thing about it?
The most difficult part about design is trying to balance the working details when all you want to do is the fun creative work.  Also as a small business, no two days are the same so you have to be up for anything any time at all hours.
 
  • Best advice for someone who wants to be a jewelry designer.
I think the best advice for any designer is to believe in yourself. To make sure to have goals and stick to them. To stay focused when you hear opinions that are not so kind and to keep moving in a positive direction.  To always remember that everything we see started from a thought that then became a physical object for us to admire. Creativity is a blessing.
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– Thank you so much Irene, for your time and attention 😉 –

 

So? Do you got what it takes to be a designer? What do you think of the life of a jewelry designer? Tell me in the comments bellow. Also, don’t forget to send her some love by following her on intagram @irinidesign. You can also buy her outstanding jewelry in her website www.irinidesign.com. Trust me, they’ll look stuning on you! 😉

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2 thoughts on “The Amazing Life of a Jewelry Designer

  • July 7, 2016 at 10:01 am
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    Your blog is such a beautiful thing to look at. You are amazing.

    New post is up on UNIQUEYEAH !
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    • July 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm
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      Thank you so much! 🙂
      I also enjoyed yours! Love the “edgy” vibe.
      XX Henrique

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