Her collections are a combination of timeless fine silver and gold plated metals with accents of fresh water pearls that make them elevated classics that naturally can become wardrobe staples.
R: What did the journey to starting your own jewellery line look like?
T: The journey started with an inspiring art teacher in my senior years of schooling. He was always encouraging me to explore my creativity. In the end, I won the senior art prize & that cemented my determination to pursue a career in creative art. I commenced my study in jewellery making at the Brisbane Institute of Art and decided that working with precious metals along with the endless possibilities of jewellery design & creation was the direction that I wanted to take. The rest is kind of history.
R: Did you know it was something you wanted to do when you were child?
T: Inherently I always knew that I wanted to do something creative. As a child I had no idea where my enthusiasm for making things would take me.
R: What were the influences on you growing up?
T: My mother’s encouragement & positivity to pursue my dreams in life has been a huge influence. My older sister is also a fashion designer, so naturally watching her on her creative journey definitely influenced & encouraged me to head on a creative path of my own.
R: What do you love about owning your own label?
T: I love the creative freedom. I feel that creatively I have no boundaries.
R: Where do you find creative inspiration for your collections?
T: Inspiration comes from so many different situations! I can be reading a book & my mind will conjure up a design that a character should be wearing. I can notice the interesting shapes & silhouettes of different things in everyday life that start as a perfect reference point for a piece. The excitement of travel & being in a totally unknown environment seems to encourage my creative thought process as well.
R: What do you love most about your studio space?
T: I love that it is my creative space, where I go everyday to design & make my pieces. The studio is full of natural light, has white walls & bare floorboards. It’s the perfect balance of rustic and functional & its where all my tools are as well as lots of fun furniture and objects I’ve collected over the years.
R: What do you see the next 12 months and beyond looking like
T: Continuing to experiment with new skills along with creating new collections. I have to pinch myself sometimes, at how lucky I am to be doing something that I am so passionate about every single day.
"I can notice the interesting shapes & silhouettes of different things in everyday life that start as a perfect reference point for a piece."