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.
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).
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.
AA: The flexibility! It’s really sweet to be able to make my own schedule.
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.
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…
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.
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.