BAW: Interview with Amy Ambroult

Photo from Amy

I have loved Amy’s work since I came across it through Stasia (wonderful creator of Style School). I am super excited to kick off this week by sharing my conversation with jewelry designer, Amy Ambroult. You can find her on Instagram here and purchase her work here.

HS: How do you define your style? 

AA: I’d say my style is pretty casual–almost always jeans and my Blundstones, but I add a touch of creativity to my outfits in some way and, of course, lots of jewelry (usually BIG rings).

HS: How did you get started in the jewelry business?

AA: I was a graphic designer but, even though the work was creative at times, I was still at a desk, staring at a computer all day long. I left my job when my second daughter was born, and I started taking some metalsmithing classes. The rest is history.

HS: What is your favorite part about working for yourself? 

AA: The flexibility! It’s really sweet to be able to make my own schedule.
Some of Amy’s beautiful work.

HS: How do people find your work?

AA: A ton of people learn about my work through word of mouth, surprisingly. Facebook and Instagram have also been great for showing my work.

HS: What is a typical day in your life like?

AA: I usually do computer work first thing in the morning — and marketing stuff, correspondence , supply ordering etc… Then I head into the studio where I work on orders and make one-of-a-kind pieces until the afternoon. From there, I head home to drive my kids to various practices etc…

HS: Where do you find inspiration? 

AA: The weirdest places. Sometimes a line in a book will spark something, or a conversation with friends. My husband is a bit of a Renaissance man and he is always an inspiration to me. My travels, and the beautiful, natural places I love inform my designs as well.
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Beautiful bracelets by Amy from her Instagram feed.

HS: What is your advice for someone just getting started?

AA: Be patient. Take the time to really learn the skills you need. Work toward your goals but also make sure you’re not overwhelming yourself.

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