What is your name? Where are you from?
My name is Inez Tan and I am from Sunny Singapore, Asia.
Tell me about Inez Designs!
Inez designs is edgy, modern and unique. I have always been attracted to the darker side of beauty. I love working with metallic colors, ie, gold, silver, gunmetal, brass and some splashes of brights. Charms add a lot of personality and stories to all my jewelery pieces. Each piece has a story to tell. For example, the "Bullet, Spikes & Heart" necklace (above) is a lethal, love affair necklace. Think 'Love me, Spite me, Shoot me'!
Describe your creative process.
My creative thoughts can come anytime. It can be a movie that inspired me, an old photograph, my girlfriends dressing up, a meaningful song, whimsical creatures and so forth. I will then visualize in my head and start experimenting. I work with a lot of chain textures, little trinkets, charms, felt, vintage fabric, buttons, and lace. My materials are sourced from vintage markets all around the world when I travel, and local suppliers. I focus a lot on quality and uniqueness in the designs that are one-of-a-kind. All my jewelery are handmade with love!
How long have you been working on Inez Designs?
I started sketching and making things when I was a kid. For InezDesigns, I just started on it about 4 months ago. I do not have any formal training in jewelery design. I read books and experimented on my own pieces. The most important part of this process is 101% commitment and passion. A couple of months ago, I quit my full time job as a Fashion Merchandising Manager to pursue my passion. Now everyday I wake up with excitement and positivity.
I noticed you use "swallows" in a lot of your designs. Any particular reason?
Swallows are beautiful and graceful. When they sing, they express some form of excitement that I find unusual and whimsical. Sadly, some species of swallows are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss. But I like to juxtapose the graceful swallows with something more dangerous like a bullet or spikes.
What kind of girl do you imagine wearing your pieces? How often do you wear your own designs?
I imagine the girl to be quirky, playful and rebellious. A bit of a rock and roll star attitude. I wear my designs all the time. Charm necklaces, chunky bracelets and bib necklaces. The necklaces above and below are my favorites!
Win a necklace or bracelet from Inez Designs!!!
AlphaBetaChic x Inez Designs
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Open internationally. This giveaway ends on May 9, 2010 at midnight! Good luck!
[[UPDATE 05/10/10]] The giveaway and comments section are now closed. Thank you for participating in the AlphaBetaChic x Inez Designs fashion giveaway!