A huge fan of vintage and a jewelry designer. Talk about your passions. 

Well, you said it! I am a vintage junkie…I love the forms, intricacy, materials, love that went into creating antique or retro pieces…whether it is jewelry, decorative objects or clothing.

A twist of romance and kitsch just gets my juices flowing!
Nature also inspires me… anything floral.
My other life long passions are travelling, my partner and my friends J

As a co-founder of WHITEBOX, you have come in touch with countless young designers and artists. How would you describe the current craft scene?

The scene is divided into professionals and a growing number of hobbyists. Independent craft & design has found it’s way into the hearts and into the hands of many creative people during  the last years.

Thankfully, designers and artists are becoming more and more individual. There is still an amount of copying  going on –the greatest form of flattery they say- but new materials, unique designs and ideas are brewing and we at Whitebox support anything fresh and well made!
What inspires you when creating and how would you describe the whole creation procedure?

Sometimes I am guided by the practical, commercial side of my business and create limited edition collections for each season. For these, I am usually inspired by a theme and work around that.

But my fetish  is creating unique one-of-a-kind pieces from original vintage components. I can spend a day working on a piece until I am happy…many times I am surprised myself by the outcome and how the individual pieces have guided me towards the completed design.

Flowers of all shape and form and the colors  pink and green are signature themes of my work… somehow they find their way into all seasons and all collections!

I am usually very organized & quick at making pieces but sometimes procrastinate till the last minute!
Share 5 craft eye candies from ETSY:

i LOVE her work and have several original collages
I get all my natural make up from here-what I don’t make myself!
One of the most amazing jewelry designers/artists!
Beautiful dreamy dresses…
vintage style photography
What in your opinion are the new trends in jewelry / fashion accessories?

Recycled. Recomposed. Redesigned. 

Use 10 tags [words] to describe your creative persona.

Romantic. Inquisitive. Kitschy. Multitasking. Erratic. Over-the-top. Organized. Fast. Playful. Obsessive. J 
Give us a glimpse of your future projects/plans. 

My main immediate focus is to find balance between work and life.
Learn to sew better.
See Whitebox grow even more and be a well known platform for new emerging designers and artists.
Find time to update my personal website again!
Decide whether to take my Organic Soul Body & Bath line to a further level.

My long term dream is to relocate somewhere far away and be able to be creative for a living  while living a calm life with my partner and many many dogs! 


jess from whitebox
12/18/2009 01:52

thank you :)
and great questions! and congratulations on an amazing website, every post is great!

12/18/2009 02:11

... and great answers girl ;)


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