Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Q&A with Jewelry Maker Erin of Gypsy Sol Designs

 I am pretty minimal when it comes to the jewelry I wear, today's post is all about exactly the sort of pieces that I am drawn towards when I want to wear to dress up an outfit. Here's Erin's story...

Name: Erin Reed
Location: San Diego, CA
Site: Gypsy Sol Designs
About 6 years ago a friend of mine showed me the basics of jewelry making, and I was hooked.  Busy with two babies, I put my tools on the shelf until I recently decided to make time to create.  I kept getting stopped by people asking where they could by my items, and thus, Gypsy Sol Designs was born. I am the daughter of a wonderfully skilled craftsman, and was raised to have appreciation for those who create. I realize now that my desire to create beautiful things probably comes with seeing my dad create impressive things out of nothing.
I think my work stands apart because it has an organic feel, yet can be paired with a ball gown or blue jeans. I'ts not "blingy" yet still is eye-catching.  All of my items are named after song titles from artists that I am listening to while creating. 
Tricks for fitting creating in? Wait till the babes are sleeping!! I can't get anything done with two toddler boys running around, to all work is done when they are peacefully asleep!
I am really excited about the a-symmetrical necklaces that I have been making.  Here are a few of my favorite items:
I just think these are gorgeous, and again, perfect with jeans and a t-shirt or something fancy.
I love my single stone necklaces, and make them in various different colors.  I love to layer them with other pieces, especially my hand stamped initial necklaces.

1 comment:

  1. I have known Erin since before she was born. Her father is that man that can create something beautiful from nothing. I had no idea of her creative side untill Gypsy Sol was born. I am very impressed. I love to see her highlighted in something like this. Congrats, Erin!