We wanted to have a chat with Molina Jewellery, an exclusive designer on the July Child website to find out a bit more about her and her jewellery.
Hey Nataliya! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from and what is your story?
I'm from another world because there isn't a computer automated option to say I'm originally from Russia, haha. I currently live in Bali.
How did you get in to jewellery design?
I met Millie Savage over a year ago and that was the beginning. I am pretty sure we slipped into something magical one night and that is how I worked my way in to the world of jewellery making.
What was it like learning from Millie Savage?
May I be short and honest? Being an intern of Millie's education department requires a lot of patience when you're killing yourself to match up to Millie's magic.
Your designs are so unique. What inspired them?
Most of the times I just play with wax (I carve my rings out of wax first) and see what I can come up with. Inspiration...I usually have around a million ideas of what I want to make. I am not sure how did they all get into my head. The influences may be nature, old movies, vintage. I love old stuff. If you ask me what is my favourite piece of jewellery is, I would say a vintage bracelet I bought in Paris at a flea market 10 years ago.
I am also pretty lucky to have all beautiful creative people around me living on the same island, I get a lot of inspiration from them.
What does the future look like for Molina Jewellery?
The future is full of different creations and exciting times. Hopefully I will get famous, haha.