The fashion week season is over and now it’s time to recapitulate and see what is going to be on trend this fall and winter. If you are into fashion, or if you have read our previous articles about Swarovski innovations and inspirations, then you already know which are the main trends: statement pieces, check and tweed patterns and floral, botanical and insect motifs. When it comes to jewelry, there is one trend that kept popping up on the catwalks at the various fashion shows, from Alexander McQueen to Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Apparently, brooches are having a big comeback and they are no longer reserved only for ladies of a certain age.
With plenty sizes, shapes and colors to choose from, the brooch is a perfect piece of accessory that offers so many opportunities to play, experiment and have fun with. Pin one on your sweater to liven it up, add one to your coat for a luxurious touch, or even wear it on your headscarf to keep it in place and to add personal touch to your outfit. What’s more, with fall and winter approaching, it’s a stylish way to keep capes, ponchos, and shawls secured and in place. Whatever your personal styling preferences are, a brooch as a jewelry trend is definitely one to get on board with.
Meet Magic Brooch
Here at Modastrass we are always trying to inform our readers about latest news and trends, and to offer them inspiration and valuable insights. That is why we decided to introduce to you a very talented brooch designer, have a chat with her about her inspirations, preferences, creative processes, etc., and to show you some of her amazing designs. Meet Tatyana and dive into her magical brooches world.
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M: Hello Tatyana, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. Please tell us something about yourself, your brand, and how and when you started with jewelry making in the first place?
T: Hi and thank you for having me 🙂
So, my name is Tatyana and I’ve been into jewelry for quite some time. About a year ago, I’ve made my first brooch just for fun and just for myself. I ended up liking it very much, so I designed few more of them. As it turned out, my friends and customers liked them just as much as I did, so I continued making them, and here I am today.
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M: What are your favorite materials to use in jewelry making? What are your favorite Swarovski crystals cuts and colors to make jewelry with?
T: Although there are many different materials that brooches (and jewelry in general) can be made of, I love doing it with Swarovski crystals. They come in so many shapes, forms and colors, their shine is unbeatable and their quality unquestionable. That is why I choose Swarovski crystals, they simply offer best value for money. My favorites are classic Swarovski chatons (1088), oval and drop-shaped fancy stones and Swarovski crystal pearls (5810). When it comes to colors – I love them all! They’re so unique and incomparable to anything else on the market!
M: Who or what inspires your jewelry/brooches?
T: My greatest inspiration is nature, especially in summertime, and that is something you notice straightaway with my designs! There are so many beautiful flowers, fruits, animals, and other shapes that I want to recreate in the form of a brooch. Luckily, Swarovski crystals also offer all those amazing colors, tones, shades and hues.
M: How long does it take for you to design and make a brooch?Can you describe your creative process a little bit?
T: Well, first I come up with a sketch on paper, I transfer it to felt, and then the fun part starts: sewing on crystals, beads, combining colors, and so on. I find it very relaxing and enjoy doing it. Depending on the brooch design and embroidery technique, the process itself can take from 1 to 3 days. It can also happen sometimes that I have a particular idea or design in mind but I don’t have the appropriate crystal color or shape. Then I have to wait couple of days till my shipment arrives.
M: Can you tell us who your customers are? What do you think, why they choose to buy exactly your brooches?
T: To put my customers in only one category/group is difficult for me since my customers include teenage girls, students, housewives and women of many different kinds of occupations. But they all admire the beauty and uniqueness of my brooches. I believe that the fact that my brooches are being hand-made is what they appreciate the most. I make one-of-a-kind pieces, individually designed, and that’s why they’re buying them. Artisian hand-crafted jewelry at an affordable price is what consumers are asking for again.
M: …and lastly, tell us where we can see or purchase your designs?
T: For the time being, you can find me and see my brooches on my Instagram page. However, my dream is to open a small store in the future and I am working towards fulfilling it.
M: Thank you Tatyana for your time and we’re positive that all your dreams will come true.
T: Thank you for your nice wishes and for giving me the opportunity to present Magic Brooch to Modastrass readers🙂