That is where Johanna Brierley of Johnna Brierley Jewellery Design is the perfect match! Johanna's unique and timeless pieces of jewellery inspired by lucky stones. Lucky stones are stone with natural holes that Johanna's family has been finding along the seashore in Manitoba, Canada for generations. And the holes in those stones? Well, they are exactly what makes those stones symbols of good luck. And now, you can find Johanna's lucky stones in sterling silver and gold - the perfect sentimental gift!
Please enjoy this week's Feature Friday Q&A with Johanna of Johanna Brierley Jewellery Design!
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1. What prompted your passion for jewelry and jewelry design?
Honestly I don’t ever remember a time in my life when I wasn’t totally enthralled with jewellery.
2. What is your favorite piece or collection?
From my own collection of work, the Lucky in Love necklace – it is the first piece I made in my lucky stone collection and first piece that helped focus my work and encourage me to continue. It is still the most popular piece.
3. What would your perfect “jewelry day” involve / be like?
So many different scenarios for this – visiting an amazing jewellery collection at a museum, stumbling across a book by one of my favorite jewellery artists, sharing my collection with a close friend, experiencing a friends personal jewellery collection, attending an inspirational lecture on jewellery art…
4. Thus far, what would you say is your proudest jewelry moment or memory?
Being asked to make jewellery pieces for the Olympic gold medal women’s curling team.
5. Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
In all things. I find inspiration a matter of keeping yourself, your head, your eyes, all of your senses open to what surrounds you.
6. In your personal wardrobe, do you find that you gravitate to one particular jewelry accessory (rings vs. necklace vs. bracelets vs. watches, etc.) more often than others?
I think that is ever evolving. When I was younger, I was all about rings. But now as I work with my hands, I find myself gravitating to bracelets and necklaces more. I’ve just never been a huge earring person. I’ll wear the same pair of studs for months at a time, but maybe I’ll get into them more one day.
Mix it all. I think jewellery pieces spend far too much time hidden away in dresser drawers. Wear what you feel – one day that might be a small sentimental locket another day that might be your entire collection of bangles.
8. Layering seems to be a trend that is here to stay, for now. What are your feelings on the layered look? How do you like layered necklaces with layered bracelets plus layered rings?
Personally, I focus on one kind of piece to layer really well. If I am going to layer bracelets, I will pile them on but might wear fewer rings or necklaces that day. This kind of depends on the pieces and overall look of the layers. If you can do it all, by all means do it all!
Follow your gut. Do and invest in what you love, I mean really love.
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