The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, it’s time to get back in the studio and take a class with us!
LILOVEVE is a merging of the words live + love, channeling passion beyond design to a way of life.
Owner and Designer Caroline Glemann shares how she came up with her perfect wedding band.
How long have you been designing rings?
I have been making handmade wedding and engagement bands for 12 years now, and jewelry for some time before that.
It has always been both inspiring and humbling that my work comes into people’s lives at such an important and uniquely special juncture – namely when they fall in love, and propose, and get married. Such a special time!
What is the most memorable wedding you’ve been a part of and what made it so special?
My own! The exchange of rings commemorates the exchange of vows, symbolizes a promise, and is part of creating a lasting memory. Being a jewelry designer, I felt some pressure on deciding how my own ring should be. My husband’s band was made and he knew just what he wanted – a heavy, wide, slightly domed platinum band with a rough natural finish. (And yes, I made him come into the studio and hammer!)
Mine, I was not so clear – did I want gems? a pattern? something antique? I put it aside to think. And got busy – busy with life, busy with work, then busy preparing for the wedding. At last, the night before our wedding day arrived and we had planned to celebrate by slipping away from arriving guests and family with a quiet hotel room and a glass of champagne. Where is your ring? my husband asked. Oh no! I forgot! How could I? So it was a rush to the studio, and I had no time to think – to plan. I had to just let it all go and trust in my hands and my intuition. I turned the volume up on the music and lit the torch and began – two hours to turn a lump of yellow gold into my lifetime band. I can always change it later I thought as a consolation. But I never did. It came out beautiful, just the way it was meant to be.
Your best advice to a couple in the midst of wedding planning is:
Enjoy! Remember that it should be delicious…that it is not just about promising to love another person, it is also about being open and allowing someone to love you.
Join Liloveve this Sunday, April 13th from 12-5pm for Toasted Brooklyn – the place for couples seeking inspiration for one-of-a-kind nuptials. You’ll find independent artisans, alternative and offbeat wedding ideas, and handcrafted and eco-friendly goods. Hosted at the beautiful BK Night Bazaar Space at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint, Liloveve is one of over 80 featured vendors, including some of the area’s best planners, stylists, DJ’s and more. Browse our exclusive selection of wedding, engagement and bespoke jewelry as well as great gift ideas for bridal parties, groomsmen, and your one true love. Complimentary cocktails, wine, ales and food from over a dozen caterers are included in the ticket price,as well as amazing giveaways. We hope to see you there – purchase your tickets today!
Meticulously handcrafted at Liloveve, our gorgeous signature gold vine bands are even more stunning in person! On March 9th, our exclusive collections will be on display at Wedding Crashers, NYC’s most unique wedding fair. You will believe in love in at first sight when you see our jewelry for yourself! Featuring delicious food and drinks from amazing caterers, incredible music by awesome DJs, and of course Liloveve, you do not want to miss this wedding planning celebration! ! http://ow.ly/i/4JGMi For more information visit http://brooklynbased.com/wedding-crashers/
This past Thursday we had the opening of our 4th annual Student Show and it was so fantastic! If you missed it, take a look at the incredible work of our participating artists….
What is your current occupation? Assistant jewelry designer at Satya Jewelry
What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Wax Carving I
How does jewelry fit into your life? I would say that jewelry pretty much consumes my life. If I am not at work I am taking classes or creating on my own.
Where do you draw your inspiration? Mostly the places I visit and places I have created in my mind that may not really exists.
What is your current occupation? Mental Health Counselor
What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Ring making intensive
How does jewelry fit into your life? As a form of communication and expression
Where do you draw your inspiration? symbols, mysticism, organic process
Occupation: Office/Project Manager for construction company
What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Intro to Silversmithing
How does jewelry fit into your life? The biggest part of “heart” is “art”. The Muse speaks, I obey.
Where do you draw your inspiration? I think maybe my Native American roots give me a sense of what’s in the slab before me, of which stones will harmonize, which will create a dissonance. While none of these particular pieces are for sale, similar ones can be created in your choice of a large variety of stones. Others can be seen on my Facebook page, “Eclectic Omega.”
What is your current occupation? Student
Where do you draw your inspiration? Myth, Native American Art and Spiritualism, Indian Art, geometrical designs, art deco
Occupation: Professional makeup artist for TV, film and print.
How does jewelry fit into your life? I like creating designs with color and shapes, not necessarily symmetrical, but aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Which, to me, is an extension of what I do as a makeup artist.
Where do you draw your inspiration? The color wheel and nature.
What’s your current occupation? unemployed
How does jewelry fit into your life? Hobby, possible career interest
Where do you draw your inspiration? organic objects, ancient artwork, geometric shapes
What’s your current occupation? Interactive Producer
What classes have you taken at Liloveve? Intro to Silversmithing
How does jewelry fit into your life? It is a wonderfully meticulous medium where most (if not all) of the creative output is manifested from my imagination.
Where do you draw your inspiration? Currently, most of my inspiration comes from nature and organic shapes.
How does jewelry fit into your life? It is a drive for me! It’s like my happy pill, takes me from one place to the next one, always exploring and learning non-stop.
Where do you draw your inspiration? It really varies, it can start by looking at a stone – it’s color, or shape. Looking at patterns in nature is a very rich source of inspiration for me, and as well as I really take pleasure in looking at reflections or glimpses of light and I try to translate that into my work. Other great unexpected inspirational moments happen in the studio during the design and production processes, where mistakes become a starting point for a new idea or even become an actual piece themselves.
What’s your current occupation? Jewelry Production Assistant / Marketing
How does jewelry fit into your life? Jewelry’s place in my life has evolved greatly since I took my first class at Liloveve. It started out as a much needed creative outlet, and for the past six months it has been the focus of my work life. My pursuit of learning more about design and production has led me to some of the most unexpected and fulfilling experiences of my life.
Where do you draw your inspiration? Architecture, modern design and the utilization of negative space.
The show is up through Sunday, September 22 from Noon – 5pm.