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Jul 5 2014 6:46PM
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When asked to share the creation process and inspiration of her renowned and vibrant collections, pat comes the reply, “Last year, I woke up one morning remembering a dream about the Mayans and Mexico. Within just a few days, I was on a plane to Cancun. I adore Mexico, which is seeped in history and culture and is teeming with colourful characters and mystery. I proceed to take a little road trip through Tulum down to Chichen Itza. The mixture of random bright colours surrounded me. I fell in love all over again with the people and culture of Mexico. I sat on a beach and I designed the Mexican rosary collection. The collection is bright and colourful and it brings a smile to all who see it. Adorned with angel wings, peace signs and sugar skulls, it is all about the positive meanings. It has been a massive hit with our Bohemian hippie chic travellers as well as with our fashionable VIP Ibiza crowd. The collection has no colour boundaries and becomes almost an addiction with people always wanting the latest new colours and styles. It is also unisex which is great for the boys.”

One look at her collections and a person with a creative bend and effortless style will fall in love with the colourful jewellery. When asked to describe the wearer of her jewellery, Amanda opines, “The women who wear my jewellery tend to be slightly bohemian. The women, who like to travel and love fashion and are not afraid to be bold, love my jewellery. For the more sophisticated and elegant lady we have our large Agate statement necklaces, which are real showstoppers. We also have our more relaxed every day layered necklaces and bracelets like our Peace & Love Collection for our hippie girls.”

When quizzed about her personal preference, she articulates, “Being a traveller myself, I like to travel light. The rosary necklaces are perfect for this as they go with most outfits and I can layer them up with almost anything.”

Amanda believes in happiness and joy, thus ‘all work-no play’ policy does not go to well with her personality. She is a ‘flower child’ and loves to be surrounded by them. Her hobbies include anything that involves nature. Be it travelling, cooking, walking, exploring, gardening, she loves it all. “Being one with the world and the environment is how I get my peace of mind. I also love travelling with friends and big Italian dinners Al fresco,” she adds.

Amanda is one of the lucky few whose avocation is same as the vocation. She has created a tranquil world around herself, which helps her in being more and more creative. Shedding light on her design process, she shares, “I tend to go for a long run in the nearby forest to prepare my mind. I do however love my work, which is why I created this world for myself. I believe in doing what you love for a happier life. I like to get the boring stuff out the way such as emails, phone calls, etc. and then switch everything off. I surround myself with book, gems and mood boards to get in the zone. I mostly do all my creative initial designing in Tuscany, Italy at my house, where I have complete tranquility and peace, as well as constant inspiration.”

The young designer finds inspiration in the works of other contemporaries and classic jewellery designers too. She informs, “I am currently adoring Daniela Villegas. I love her little Scarab jewellery, all hand made with such talent to detail. I also love how everything is connected to nature, in her jewellery. The Art Deco Cartier is always a must as it has incredible craftsmanship and is truly inspirational.”

With big dreams and future plans, Amanda is planning to move into jewellery and accessories all created fair trade and made by local artisans. “Each collection will be a story from a different part of the world. I will be using local designs and traditions into my designs,” shares she.

She has a straightforward and simple advice to the budding designers. “Stick to your dreams, if you want to realise your dream then work hard. It is also important to find a good manufacturer to realise your dreams,” she signs off.

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