(modeling a ring from the LuShae Jewelry Line)
What a nice treat in the mail when I received this beautiful ring by the LuShae Jewlery line. White Gold Rhodium bonded 2 touching hearts promise ring, with 2 Pave Cubic Zirconia Hearts Conjoined in the Center in Silvertone. Two Touching hearts promise ring was constructed using tender love and care. 2 hearts form the middle piece and two outside hearts are set in silver tone. White Gold Rhodium Bond is achieved using an electroplating process that coats the item with heavy layers of rhodium, a close cousin of platinum that costs three times as much, which gives the jewelry a platinum luster.
I was very impressed when it arrived. Not only did it come in a nice jewelery box but it was beautifully designed. I recently wore it to a lounge with interesting lighting, and the ring 'blinged' in the light and looked gorg on my finger! It's a standout for sure. I recently sat down with it's Jewelery designer, Sarah, to ask her a few questions about the line and her story.
1. Why did you start designing? How long have you been doing it? Do you have any formal training? (classes, degree, or just a natural creative mindset)
Two completely unrelated degrees.. I have a background in IT believe it or not : ) This business satisfies my creative desires and utilizes the skills I've aquired in my previous work.. I also love the freedom being my own boss permits me, have never once found it a challenge to stay motivated.
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I'd love to be able to devote more time to the creative and design aspects of my business, less on the operational... I definitely see myself still doing this, I'm working on branding so hopefully that will have some serious momentum by that stage.
3. Do you have any advice for someone who also wants to become a designer?
Feed your eyes and passion as much as you possibly can.. Get outside your comfort zone, work with other mediums, artists and view as diverse a spectrum of art and design as you possibly can. This in my opinion is how you develop and refine your own signature..
4. Were do you come up with your ideas?
I think it's related to the above but where any particular design originates I have no idea.. I do know that the ones I have to 'think and create' with effort I never end up liking. When the designs flow naturally they nearly always become favorites. I just wish I could tap into this flow more often..
5. Why type of jewelry do you enjoy wearing?
I'm really into reading and learning about Victorian era jewelry at the moment so the pieces I'm wearing are vintage and I'd imagine the range will be expanding to include more of these styles.
6. Any advice for cleaning and maintaining jewelry? and products you recommend?
On my websites menu there is a jewelry guides section with a tonne of resources devoted to these type of things. Click here
7. What makes your work different from others?
Others would describe me as unrealistic, a dreamer with lofty ambitions.. I need to think big, hate the idea of limitations and find possibility so exciting.. I work for my dreams everyday, I get to work towards a really exciting tomorrow and because of this I never ever have a problem staying motivated or doing the crazy things required to realize a dream.
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Special thanks to Sarah for such a beautiful piece and opportunity to interview her and learn more about her company.