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Monday, April 22, 2013

Emerald City Custom Jewelry

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Howdy friends!! I don't think I've ever been happier to see a Monday in my life!! I'm so glad to be starting a fresh, new week. I'm hoping to leave the tension from last week (mostly) behind me and hopefully this week will be a little bit sunnier! 

I would like to introduce to you today, Emerald City Custom Jewelry


Emerald City is a company run by Emily & Moise, a husband and wife team. Emily is the creative artist of the duo - she makes all of the custom jewelry. Take a look at some of the pieces she has done recently

Aren't these pieces fantastic? You can see more of Emily's work on the Emerald City Facebook Page.

I had the opportunity to ask Emily a few questions recently and I wanted to share with you our little interview. 

1) I'm a Texas girl, through and through. You moved here from the Northeast; what made you decide on Austin? Do you like it?

I moved to Austin in 2001 for a job. I had never been to the city before. I decided to stay because I love how accessible Austin is. There is so much you can see and do without much planning. It’s a welcoming city. Austin is a community that is always supporting new and interesting things. I also love hot weather and sunshine so this is the perfect climate for me.

2) You run Emerald City Custom Jewelry with your new husband. How did the two of you meet?

I actually met my husband at his own birthday party - I was invited by a mutual friend.  He was having a karaoke party and my friend asked me to tag along.  So I actually have pictures of the first time I ever met my husband which is kind of strange.

3) Where do you draw inspiration for the jewelry you create?

I am mostly inspired by visual art.  I focus on color, composition, and design. Keith Haring was my biggest artistic influence growing up. All my visual art work is abstract. Even the portraits I do are highly abstracted. I’m not into photorealism, I don’t do still life or realistic portraits. I think this translates into my jewelry making. I tend to become intensely focused on the design and color combinations of the pieces I’m creating. How do the colors communicate with each other? Is the piece balanced, proportioned? It is a unique, colorful, bold piece I would wear?  I'm also fascinated by gemstones, I have been since I was a child.  So I'm definitely inspired by all the different gemstones I get to play with.

4) It's obvious that you love to create, but when you aren't doing that, what do you love to do?

I'm a devoted animal rescuer and pet lover - my husband and I own pet rabbits, a guinea pig, a cat, and a fish.  All except the fish were rescues.  Though technically we rescued the fish from a sad existence at a pet store.  I'm a big city person and like exploring and being out and about.  I love going to see movies at The Alamo Drafthouse, I paint and draw, and do urban patio gardening (we live in an apartment in the city, but still try to grow vegetables and flowers.)

5) Share with us your most favorite piece that you've ever made.

I don't know that I have a favorite piece, I had to think a long time on this question.  My favorite pieces are those I customize for people that they end up giving as gifts, those are always a lot of fun.

Emily, thank you for submitting yourself to all of my questions, you are awesome! 

Know what else is awesome? The April special at Emerald City Custom Jewelry

When you buy any TWO pieces, custom or pre-made, you will receive a free initial pendant necklace of your choice. Yes please!

Be sure to check out Emily's website or you can "like" Emerald City Jewelry on facebook for regular updates! 

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1 comment:

  1. Great pieces- thanks for sharing! I like that they're pretty without being over-the-top and weird.


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