Liloveve: When did you first start making jewelry?
Shayla Cox: I began making ceramic jewelry in 2009 I think? Time flies! I started with a focus on ceramics and housewares.. but began focusing on jewelry because of my love of fashion. The glazes were all so beautiful.
LV: What class(es) have you taken at Liloveve?
SC: I took Intro to Silversmithing to learn more about metal work and bezels.
LV: Where do you draw your inspiration when designing your work?
SC: My inspiration is from love and my life experiences. The aesthetic/outcome is primitive and architectural.
LV: Where do you exhibit you work?
SC: I like putting together short films with my team to display each collection. Its a great way to incorporate music (that is very important) and incorporate the feeling of the brand. It is also a great way to share with the online community.
LV: Do you sell you work? If so, where?
SC: I was commissioned by Donna Karan’s Urban Zen store to design 6 pieces. I also sell pieces on my site shaylacox.com
LV: Have you been featured in any press?
SC: Yes! Here are a few: NY Post, Essence, TimeOut NY
LV: What’s your favorite piece you’ve ever made?
SC: Always partial to the newer pieces I am working on, I’d have to say this piece I just made that incorporates a ceramic tube, brass and ostrich egg shell beads.
LV: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
SC: Morocco is high on the list! There, and Australia
LV: If you could collaborate with another designer/artist, who would it be and why?
SC: I would love to create jewelry/accessories for The Row, Suno, Rick Owens, Reed Krakoff, Mara Hoffman to name a few. They all have a completely different aesthetics, but each speaks to a different element of my personal style. I also think the ceramic component would look great the silhouettes, texture or prints of each brand.
LV: What’s the most fun aspect of being a jewelry designer?
SC: Creating new pieces is the best part. Most of the time I have a very clear vision/sketch of a piece I am designing. But the best moment is getting in the zone and unexpectedly bringing together components to make a piece that I didn’t plan on
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