Student Spotlight: Olivia Ewing

Liloveve: When did you first start making jewelry?

Olivia Ewing: I’ve been playing around with making jewelry for 5 or 6 years, but I launched my collection a year and a half ago.

LV: What classes have you taken at Liloveve? OL: Tube Setting and Wax Carving

Olivia's pendant from the Wax Carving I class

Olivia’s pendant from the Wax Carving I class

LV: Where do you draw your inspiration when designing your work?

OE: All of my designs are inspired by nature and usually made directly from found elements in nature.gold LV: Where do you exhibit / sell your work?

OE: I have been in a few boutiques in Brooklyn and California, but most of my clients find me through Etsy.

LV: What’s your favorite piece you’ve ever made?

OE: My favorite piece is an engagement ring that I recently finished. The client, who lives in Utah, drove all the way to Florida to get twigs from the couple’s favorite tree so that I could cast the twig in white gold and make a custom engagement ring for his girlfriend. I love when the designs I work on have a really romantic story behind them!DSC_0147 LV: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

OE: Definitely Australia; I imagine I would find endless inspiration there.25-places-you-need-to-visit-in-australia LV: If you could collaborate with another designer/artist, who would it be and why?

OE: Good question… I’ve always enjoyed working on my jewelry alone, but I would love to team up with a great photographer!

LV: What’s the most fun aspect of being a jewelry designer?

OE: I love the entire process- watching a twig or thorn slowly transform into a wearable object. It never ceases to amaze me!icm_fullxfull.35619531_5yoqdjxr9dc8oks8ooo4 Check out more of Olivia’s work on Etsy, Instagram & Facebook

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