Fashion Revolution Week - Meet Bec from Love Your Tribe!
Hi, I made your jewellery! Let me start by telling you a bit about myself!
I’m Bec and I am the owner, creator, designer, brains behind Love your Tribe. I’m a mumma bear to two beautiful, spirited and ever exploring young girls. In whatever spare time I have left, I juggle my career as a high school art teacher. I have always had a love for socialising, whether it through sports, catching up with friends or hanging out with my family. I'm currently living in Sydney, but my home is Adelaide, which I frequent often to see friends and family.
What is your business? When did you start your handmade journey and why?
I create jewellery that has a bohemian aesthetic for the modern woman, generally through keepsake and breastmilk jewellery. I am constantly inspired by the ocean and my jewellery has a beachside, boho vibe. I try to make sure my pieces are ecologically sustainable, using recycled metals when I can, making sure I source ethical inclusions. A lot of my jewellery features charms that are handmade by the Karen tribe in Thailand. Although aesthetically I am is inspired by the nature that surrounds us, the start of my label was ultimately inspired by the creation of my babies. Searching for a keepsake necklace that suited me and my style was an impossible journey. So I started designing my own ideas, then researching how to create it. Once I had finished, I had kinda realised I had all the resources for starting my own business and surely if I struggled to find something with my style there would be others who have the same problem. Luckily, I make my jewellery, cause that piece has changed and evolved so many times, haha. Recently I have started on another journey with making breastmilk jewellery. I absolutely love getting to know my customers, so this recent adventure works so well for me.
This piece quickly become my signature piece, the Dandelion gemstone. I made this for my sister in law, who I swear has pretty much all my pieces ♡ March 2017
What is the most recent handmade piece you've made and tell us a bit about it!
I have a few recent handmade pieces; I get so excited with each piece so it's hard to choose one. But one of them is a crushed Larimar sterling silver sheer ring. The bezel on the ring is filled with crushed Larimar and eco resin. I just love larimar, all those beautiful blues, it so calming and serene. It so fitting that the stone itself represents peace and clarity. I find crafting with crushed crystals a perfect way for me to send gorgeous vibes to my customers.
What was your favourite piece to make and why?
Argh, again it's so hard to choose. Each piece has a different story to tell, I don’t really have favourites. Bit like your kids right? Haha! I try to work on the basis that if I don’t like making the piece then I get rid of it. But I think I just find the Moon ring so amazing to make. Creating a milk stone has this beautiful softness about it. So once the ring is finished, it almost illuminates like the moon.
Why are you so passionate about handmade? Why do you do, what you do?
I find it so real! You know someone has put so much love into a handmade piece, so when you buy handmade you basically have this piece that comes with extra love. I find being able to make someone a piece that they will treasure or a piece that becomes their staple go to, so amazing! Knowing that my vision created that piece is what makes it so much more special.
What's coming next?
Ooh, so much! I am crushing on moonstone now (possibly like the rest of the world, haha). The light and colour that it emits is gorgeous, so I have been playing around with it. I designed a piece that has a milk stone as well as moonstone incorporated together and I'm super excited to release it. But for now, its exclusive to the Fashion Revolution pop up shop.
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