2011, I met one of the most interesting jewelry designers in Fort Greene Bklyn, Angela Mignone.
SP: How long have you been designing jewelry?
AM: I've been metal-smithing for 2.5 now.
I took my first class, fell in love and did
a swan dive into the world of shiny, pretty things.
SP: As far as catalyst's go , what got you going?
AM: I've done a few things in the past involving cutting, filing, sanding, soldering and I really like the process. I also wanted
to make jewelry I wanted to wear but couldn't find in a store.
SP: Your designs are made for women, men or both?
AM: Primarily I design for women, but I will create designs
for men on commission. In general women purchase and wear
more jewelry so there's a higher demand.
SP: Does your work evoke the feel of a particular era,
and if not would you like it to?
AM: My most recent pieces are inspired by kung-fu swords
with a sci-fi/futuristic type feel. I feel a strong draw towards
things yet to be.
SP: What kind of Metal(s) do you use in your designs?
AM: For the most part I use sterling silver.
SP: What is it about this that excites you?
AM: I get excited about turning nothing into a beautiful something.
I'll have an idea for a piece that just pops into my head and
even if I can't draw it to perfection, I can somehow create
it out of metal.
Angela, thanks for taking the time for this interview.
I can't wait to see the new creations and the latest pic's
from the photo shoot. Cheers.
Interview by K.K.W
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