Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Proud to Present: Sophie Monet

I was ecstatic to discover Sophie Monet's jewelry line when I stumbled upon some of her stuff from the Planet Blue blog. I immediately fell in love! The earthy feel to the pieces are exquisite and they are some serious statement pieces. The way she describes the process of making jewelry that stays connected to the earth is simply fantastic.You can read the entire description on her website.

Her collection is available at Planet Blue, so check it out! Here are some of my favorite pieces from her line:

I emailed her after I found her line and she got back to me almost immediately and was such a sweetie! She was happy to answer some of the questions I had for her, so here are her answers! 

What inspired you to begin making your jewelry?
I began making jewelry two summers ago after I moved back to LA from New York. I wanted to have my own stand at different flea markets around Los Angeles so I bought up a storm of vintage clothes and started to slightly alter and hem the clothes, then as a component I would sell jewelry along side. The wood Jewelry took off after the summer ended and I started to spend more time in my dad’s wood shop and experiment with different tools. I realized this could really become a business, if I wanted it to be.

Who are your influences?
A lot of different people influence me, when people tell me their stories of how they got to be where they are. I know it may sound cheesy but it sort of gives me that little mental push I need to be like “ok if they can do it, so can I”. Artistically I get inspired by things I see daily; jewelry on other people or a pattern on a shirt. I also get inspired from ancient artifacts and jewelry, Egyptian shapes and hieroglyphics. Its all in nature and history.

What’s your current obsession?
My dog Rocky and key chains. Everyone needs a good key chain. I bought a glow in the dark resin cube that has a real beetle stuck inside it on the Venice boardwalk. It’s sort of gross but amazing.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be in a band with my sister. We would write songs together on family vacations and wanted to be like Hanson.

What have you done today?
I went to the beach with my best friend Sophia and watched her catch the wave of her life.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
To stay positive, and try the best I can. To put everything into perspective and remember that most of the time it’s not the end of the world, unless we let it be.


..R May A.. said...

oh wow the ring is gorgeous!
Loving this post :)

Fashions Not A Luxury said...

The Ring is Stunning and the last Necklace. Will check it out :)

Erika said...

Yay! That was so sweet of her to get back to you like that. I love hearing about a designer who is as personable as we want them to be. I love the questions you asked her too - bravo! Loving your blog :)

Talk soon!
style activist

Nadine said...

Wow the ring is amaaaaazing!! Stunning stuff!

Rach said...

Ah I'm so happy and inspired by your jewelry business. Its great to see someone really going after what they love to do. I hope you stick with it and I know great things will be coming for you :]

Fashionlee said...

the necklace looks very different but attractive.
the combination of pentagon shapes and browns and blues is beautiful

Meekay said...

The ring is beautiful!


Aimee said...

Isn't her jewelry freaking amazing?! I wish I had the money to buy some.

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