Jolita Jewellery: from designer workshop
by Jolita Jewellery
Yesterday I spent a day at my brother’s workshop. I absolutely love finding out about the creative process designers go through, what inspires them, how they work, so I took loads of pictures form the studio.
The studio is located on the ground floor of a massive industrial garage that is being converted into many designer studios. Surrounded by other designers, it’s a great place to be and meet other creatives.
Inside the workshop there is an infinity of jars and boxes filled with various materials: beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, skulls, paint, spools of colourful threads – you name it.
There’s a pile of necklaces – an order for a boutique in Saudi Arabia that has just been completed and is ready to be packed and shipped.
There are boxes with some vintage market finds, including Georgian coins, that will be used in some of the pieces later. I also find a bangle “work in progress” – that is being made for a private customer and new skull pieces for the new Voodoo collection.
There is a box of just dried pieces from Colour Therapy collection, which is made of jewellery that my brother hand-paints in beautiful colours.
There’s a pile of hand-dyed silk that has been dyed by my brother.
There are two dummies with some already finished and still being worked on pieces.
There are more boxes with wires and tools, with the most frequently used ones on the work top.
On the top of the shelves there is also some space to display various jewellery pieces.
Everything is surprisingly tidy and my brother knows exactly where each bead or tool is.
We discuss that we could use two more shelving units. We also talk about space for workshops, which are planned for next month. I then take an interview from him for a blog he’ll be featured in next week, few more snaps and I’m off.
My brother stayed in the studio to work till late evening as we have just received more orders – so a lot of work ahead.
Spending time in the studio inspired me a great deal and I’m definitely going back. Hope you enjoyed having a peak at the studio where all the pieces are being created.