From Phoenix, AZ
AMA SEA PEARL
Welcome to a world of peace with an ethereal-esque vibe mixed with simplistic creativity. Yep, that's what I felt when I met this little lady at Phoenix Fashion Week's Shop Garment District. Her spirit is something special.
Meet Ariel founder of Ama Sea Pearl. One of the accessory designers gracing the runway with her delicate wares. Her idyllic personality shines through her brand. She's just so precious!!
This young lady is such a breath of fresh air. Her jewelry which includes earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings are meant for any girl of any age.
Here's a closer look at this wonderfully thriving jewelry designer...
Give me one word that best describes your style of accessory?
"Unique." Why? "I would say unique, because of the nature of the pearls and why it is a material that is relatable to the human experience."
"I made a bronze star locket in my first metals class, I carved it from wax and used lost wax casting to create it. Yes, I still have it and I could never part with it."
Aw that's so cool! I made a foot stool in Shop class in 8th grade and I still have it lol. It's so hard to part with those first loves.
"Creating a piece that is just not about aesthetics, but has a meaning that the wearer can relate to."
What part of the accessory game excites you most?
"Being able to create accessories that individuals can relate to. Giving an accessory more meaning is what really gets me ecstatic."
What type of materials do you work with?
"Freshwater baroque pearls, fine silver, and sterling silver."
"I’ve always found the process of coming up with any idea in the mind and finding solutions to bring that idea to fruition. Even more so going through the challenges as a designer to go from idea, to 2D sketch to finally an actual tangible design."
Where do you find the inspiration to create your unique brand?
"The material I utilize, which are unusual pearls. I feel we are all like pearls, unique."
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
"So far is being the only one to make jewelry by hand."
I would think that would be a plus for you as a designer. Handmade jewelry is its own specialty being one of a kind craftsmanship.
What is the best part of the designer bootcamp?
"The various challenges given, pushing myself to do my personal best."
IG - @amaseapearl
Facebook - www.facebook.com/amaseapearl/
Make sure you catch this young lady and her brand on the big runway at Talking Stick Resort on October 18-20, 2018. Get your Phoenix Fashion Week tickets here.
See you on the runway!