1. When and how did Mommasnake begin?
I grew up in a very artistic home, and was always encouraged to create things. My dad is a talented musician and my mom is an artist through and through. In high school, I spent my days painting and making my own clothes. I was fascinated with fashion, and when I couldn't find jewelry or clothing that I liked in department stores, I just made them. My love for jewelry started developing more in my 20's and I started taking metal smith classes- I was hooked! I started developing my skills and making my own jewelry. My friends started noticing pieces that I made and were my first customers! After that, I began to set up shop at trunk shows, started an Etsy store, then some clothing stores started carrying my pieces.
2. How would you describe Mommasnake's style?
My motto in life is a quote by Calamity Jane: "I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one." Mommasnake jewelry is for the girl who loves to travel, isn't afraid to take risks, someone who is a dreamer. It's wonderful how just one little trinket can inspire you or give you an extra bit of courage. I think that's why I make each piece, they're made out of things that give me a boost of inspiration and boldness. I started making pieces out of pyrite, or "fools gold" and I felt amazing every time I wore them. I found out that the Greek word for pyrite is "puritēs", meaning "of fire", because it sparks when struck against steel. When I found that out, I started thinking about that every time I wore those pieces. They're still some of my favorite necklaces that I've made.
3. What can we expect from Mommasnake in the days and months to come?
A men's collection is coming soon! I love it when guys see my jewelry and want pieces for themselves. I love masculine jewelry and I can't wait to introduce pieces for the boys! Also, I am in love with glass and prisms right now. I've been making prisms lately- I love how pure they look and how they catch the light. I might devote an entire collection to glass pieces! Personally, over the next year I'm expanding my metal skills. I'm taking a blacksmith apprenticeship soon, and I'm pretty stoked to see how it influences my jewels.
I picked this necklace out myself, it was my absolute favorite! I mean look how cool it is, right! All of her pieces are amazing and you guys are so lucky to have the chance to win this for yourself!
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