Designer Q&A: Anna Baldwin of Artistree Jewelry
Happy Monday! This fringe midi skirt is one of my favorite recent finds from Shopbop. The midi length is perfect, the color is just right, and the fringe is so fun! The skirt is actually on major sale here! I paired it with a light silk tank to balance out the heavier material of the skirt and lace up joie heels!
I am so happy to introduce and share more about the creative jewelry designer behind the necklace feaured in this outfit, Anna Baldwin of Artistree Jewelry! I am always so inspired to hear about more about young, creative people pursuing their passions! Anna makes really unique and beautiful jewelry, from long wrap necklaces to bracelets to delicate short necklaces. She truly makes it all! You can browse and shop more of Anna's beautiful jewelry here! Read below for a short q&a!
Artistree Jewelry Designer Anna Baldwin
LCB: When did you decide you wanted to design jewelry? How did it all begin?
AB: I took jewelry and metal classes in high school where I casted rings and learned how to be a bench jeweler, and it wasn’t until last year I decided to change my major and school. I decided I wanted to make engagement rings and major in jewelry and metals at UGA after I wasn’t totally happy pursuing psychology at UA. I started my bead business last year in February after I decided I wanted to transfer and become a bench jeweler, and its been amazing ever since!
LCB: What is your earliest memory of jewelry?
AB: My grandmother had this opal ring that I absolutely loved ever since I was little. It was simple and elegant and she gave it to me when I graduated high school, and it was the best gift ever. Rings have always held a special place in my heart, and I can’t wait to make them when I graduate college :)
LCB: What is your favorite jewelry item?
AB: Rings hands down :) Every finger on my hands has a ring that I made or purchased. I love how detailed and intricate they can be when they are so small. I also love leather chokers with pave diamond!
LCB: What jewelry materials are you favorite to work with?
AB: I love working with leather, pave diamond, and loose stones. There are endless design possibilities with all three!
LCB: Where are your favorite places to find inspiration?
AB: Todd Reed is a huge inspiration of mine. His jewelry is so simple and unique and I absolutely love it! I also find inspiration in sun dance magazine, and just by seeing what the latest trends are on instagram :)