Monday, March 22, 2010
Designer ~ Vanya from Jewelry by Vanya
Her Shop ~ Jewelry by Vanya, Her Website ~ Jewelry by Vanya
"From an early age, thanks to the creative gene and encouragement from my mum, I have always made things. Whether it be my first dress made out of bin bags to the full customisation of my first car (a 1970’s mini painted purple and re-upholstered with black fun fur)! It was inevitable that I would end up with a creative career.
Whilst studying for a fashion design degree at Winchester School of Art, I organised a period of work experience with an accessories designer in New York. I loved my time there and assisting with the sourcing, design and making of professional jewellery led me to a new passion.
"I love to experience different landscapes, people and cultures, so after university I took an amazing and, at times, challenging journey around the world. I spent nine months visiting North America, South America, New Zealand and Australia. I also took the opportunity to work shadow a couple of jewellery designers, which made me excited to come home and continue designing myself. I made a small collection and Jewellery by Vanya was created.
Now based in London I design jewellery that is individual and unique with a subtle and elegant quirkiness. Inspired by all things romantic and re-discovered, I often incorporate vintage finds into my work to offer truly original pieces.
All of my jewellery is handcrafted with lots of love and care to give each piece a personal touch and a high quality finish. I am passionate about my designs and love making special, beautiful things that people can enjoy as much as I do."