Jewelry Spotlight: Yardley December
My large ad sponsor, Fels Andermathes introduced me to the lovely Yardley December, and my birthday giveaway featured one of her lovely necklaces! Find out more about the woman behind the jewelry in this interview and you can visit her shop here. Enjoy!
Tell me a little about yourself and your business.
Well I started my jewelry line back in December of 2006 originally just as a creative outlet for me. I never imagined I'd still be here 5 years later designing and creating jewelry but I really enjoy every aspect of it. I'm so thankful for all the opportunities I'd have along the way in addition to all the awesome people I've met. And yes, my name is actually Yardley December ;)
Apart from creating jewelry, what do you do?
I have a Bachelors of Art in fashion marketing and enjoy doing graphic design on the side as well. I also work full time for Zappos.com (pretty much one of the coolest workplaces ever).
What inspires you?
I look for inspiration from people, culture, art, music and anything vintage or retro.
What do you think sets your jewelry apart from other shops/companies?
The fact that I try to make jewelry a little unique and different. I feel I have a certain style that you won't see in other stores. Also the fact that everything I make is all custom designed which is sometimes hard to come across.
Tell me about some of your favorite pieces that you have created.
Thus far my favorite pieces have to be the cameo necklaces that I collaborated with Andrea Young on and the Mademoiselle Necklaces. I find them both very unique and are different from many of my other pieces.
When did you begin or know you wanted to create jewelry?
In all honesty this was something I never saw coming, it just kind of happened. I first started creating custom designed purses and from there I began experimenting with jewelry design. That's when everything started falling into place.
Where would you like to be in 10 years?
I do hope to still be creating and designing jewelry but I'd also love to expand into other niches such as men's jewelry, pet accessories, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing where things go from here!
Is there anything else you’d like to say to my readers?
I really hope that they enjoy my work and I am so glad to be able to share what I do with you and your readers :)
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