What I think makes fashion special is the idea that it is an extension of yourself and that you use it to express your creativity. So, what better way to express your one-of-a-kind views than by wearing one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry?
I was born on April Fools.
Iggy Pop stage-dived onto my head when I was fourteen years old.
I am addicted to high-end and artistic fashion magazines. Bon is my favorite.
I pathologically lose sunglasses.
What got you started crafting?
I come from a costume design background and I wanted to find a new way
to get my designs out there. After a year of going to the flea market,
I realized that I could take the materials that were in front of me,
reinvent them, and give them new life. So, I took reclaimed materials
and combined them with materials that I loved like vintage pins,
chains, leather, stones, and African beads and made it my own.
What is your source of inspiration?
Punk rock music has fundamentally changed my life. As a teenager, I
wrote for music magazines, made a punk rock documentary, and
lived-breathed-and-loved punk rock. I learned how to find beauty in
broken things, appreciate a raw edge, and use creative and artistic
means to express myself through listening to punk rock.
What have you made recently?
I recently started working on the Quartz collection, a series using
quartz crystals and reclaimed chains. When I was a kid, I had a rock
collection, and ever since then I’ve had a love and interest in
geology. The history and evolution of my materials inspire me and I am
excited to incorporate quartz into my designs.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
The Scorpion Sisters sell online at Etsy and at trunk shows. We
are also beginning to work with different San Francisco boutiques on
upcoming collections and shows, and we are developing our own online
store that will go live by summer 2012.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
What I think makes fashion special is the idea that it is an extension
of yourself and that you use it to express your creativity. So, what
better way to express your one-of-a-kind views than by wearing
one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry? Instead of wearing what everyone else
is wearing, you have the opportunity to make an individual statement.
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