The 90’s Edge Scene, Hocus Pocus, and Rihanna : An interview with Erika Walton on her new jewelry line, Sleepy HollowPosted under blog. 1:16 pm April 17, 2012
The 90’s Edge Scene, Hocus Pocus, and Rihanna : An interview with Erika Walton on her new jewelry line, Sleepy Hollow
I did a short interview with our new blogger, James Wong, on where I got my inspiration for my newest jewelry line, Sleepy Hollow, my designing process, and who I think would love the collection.
Hope you love it!
James: Before we get into your newest line, I’d like to ask, what’s inspiration to you?
Erika: Inspiration is life. It’s the life in nature. When I go on hikes and get to see the wild, I’m uplifted and feel at peace. Nature invigorates me.
I also get my inspiration from the life of people. When people are funny, silly, odd, and weird or when they’re shy or when they’re bold and have pink or blue hair, I find myself feeling happy and that I belong. Like nothing is in the way of being different.
I noticed when I embrace the magic of life, I design distinctive, rare, and I’d say fabulous jewelry that doesn’t look like any traditional jewelry.
James: Wow, so how were you inspired to design your newest line, Sleepy Hollow?
Erika: Like most design processes, I began working on my newest line months before it came out. My assistant Bailey and I started creating in November. I studied the 90’s edge scene and their fashion. I watched 90’s witch flicks like The Craft, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, and Sleepy Hollow over and over again till I felt like I was one of the spooky, sexy witches myself.
It was an exhilarating design experience.
James: What was the first piece you designed? And What is your favorite bracelet and necklace?
Erika: I designed the Bewitched bracelet first and continued with other bracelets. And then we went into the necklace collection. I used different stones that all had their own meaning. Like Pyrite, a traditional symbol for money and luck. Hematite used to improve relationships and increase intuition. And, Amethyst, a gemstone often worn by healers symbolizing humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom.
James: Very cool! Lastly, who would you say the Sleepy Hollow line is for?
Erika: The line that I created are for girls who are looking to be bold and edgy. But also, fashion forward and sexy. Someone who I think would love this line is Rihanna. She is so loud and proud of who she is. She’s not afraid to be Rated R.
This line is noticeable. In a rock out, drunk on love, life is fast and fun type of way.
This is an interview with Erika Walton.