We're very excited to be showcasing this beautiful jewelry collection at Grounded : Fashion Exhibition. You will even have the opportunity to buy pieces from Bright Accent's range! Jo Boon sat down with Sofia, the designer of these pieces, to find out what inspires her work.
Please could you introduce yourself and your brand?
My name is Sofia and I create handmade polymer clay pieces, ranging from berries and flowers to abstract jewelry and customized items. I have a main job, but jewellery making is my hobby and has become an important part of my life. I like to explore new techniques and designs and I am constantly impressed by the variety of things which can be made from this multipurpose material.
Why have you chosen to work with polymer clay?
Since childhood, arts and crafts have always been one of my passions - from painting and drawing to making different handmade things. One day I accidently found the Etsy website and saw some polymer clay jewellery. I was so impressed by the variety of colours and forms you could make from it, that I immediately started to read different articles and watch videos about the material. It was great to know that I didn’t need any expensive or specific equipment and art education to work with it.
Also, it was very challenging for me. So, after several days of exploring I ordered clay and the necessary tools for it. The most exciting thing in working with polymer clay is to realize that there is no boundary for your fantasy and you can really create anything you like.
What inspired the name?
I was looking for a simple and catchy name which would demonstrate the essence of the brand. In our “black & white” office life, it is so good to have something bright in your style and jewellery can become such an accent.
Where do you draw inspiration for your designs from?
My main source of inspiration is nature. However, I am also inspired by colour combinations and clothes which require a jewellery accompaniment. I am always happy to create something new to make a perfect match with particular clothes.
Where can people buy your designs?
You may find my jewellery on Instagram and Facebook pages and contact me via messaging on those social networks.
Where do you see the brand going in the future?
In the future, I want to keep developing not only my sculpting, but also marketing skills. I am planning to open an Etsy shop and sell my jewellery worldwide. My long-term goal is to turn my hobby into a reliable source of “part time” income.
P.S. You can find Sofia’s jewellery on the following links: