Sunday, 20 September 2009

The View from the Shoe: Verre Design

I discovered Verre Design on twitter through @IndieNorth, who were the first people actively to come and support Free-e-day. Verre Design is part of this amazing collective of jewellers and craftspeople, based in Canada.

Here she is in her own words:

:::VerreDesign - Handcrafted Feminine Artisan ArtGlass § Jewelry:::VerreDesign is the perfect place to find Handcrafted, One Of a Kind, Artisan Jewelry Designs.

Thank you so much for your time. So, Louboutin or Converse?
Silvia Campbell AND Converse... but mostly barefootJ

What do you do?
I am a glass artist and jewelry artisan

Why is there no one in the world who does it quite like you?
First, I am the only human with this particular set of 46 chromosomes and beautiful DNA chain.

Second being mostly self taught, I kind of developed my own techniques at the torch and designing board.

And third, getting easily bored, I only create unique, one of a kind pieces.

What do you really, really love about it?
Inventing, reinventing, creating unique work... I love inspiration, the “feeling” itself within the body of elevated energy and enthusiasm. I LOVE working at the torch for each colour has a different way of responding to heat. I love it when I smile after completing a piece. I love knowing some of my designs are walking down a street in LA, London, St-Charles or MontrealJ

A bit more time in the day, or a bit more money in the bank?
A lot of both!

Imagine you “make it”. You wake up, and imagine the day ahead. Tell us about breakfast.
No breakfast for me today, slept until eleven eleven. Fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit and orange juice will be perfect for now, thank you. Or maybe... think I have what it takes in the fridge to make a large pineapple-strawberry smoothie. Will grab a tuna salad after melting glass or creating a new ring, let’s say in two hours. Will you join me? My treat! Will take a little shower before and wear my fabulous new Silvia Campbell boots! Maybe we could have waffles with fresh fruits, Belgium chocolate and Chantilly cream instead? We’ll seeJ

What’s your Jimmy Choo? And what’s just cobblers?
My Jimmy Choo is my son :-) Cobblers... non kiln annealed glass beads.

Tell us about the last time a fan made you feel 100 feet tall.
They all make me feel taller! Compliments by peers feel so great, compliments by buyers just feel awesome, compliments by fellow sellers feel super, retweets make me smile, blog features amaze me, positive feedback is so rewarding... Every fan kind of makes your roots strongerJ

Independent and poor, or under contract and rich?
Independent and rich, of course! Lol!!!

Do you remember that bit on Play Away where Brian Cant stood behind people and did the actions whilst they spoke? If you could choose anyone to stand behind you and do the actions to your sales pitch, who would it be and why?
I would choose Angelina Jolie. I wouldn’t have to say anything, she wouldn’t have to do anything. Classy, beautiful, engaged and wild, dressed in black, she’d simply wear one of my awesome pair of earrings while smiling :-)

Frocks or socks?
Both – but not at the same time!

Thank you SOOO much -- No Thank YOU!


  1. Thank you so much for this interview. And tuna salad's OK, but I'm certainly joining you for that Belgian chocolate and chantilly cream!!

  2. Wonderful, looking forward to it!!!

    Thank you so much for this, I found answering your questions Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus, like Mary Poppins would say:)

    Have a wonderful week and thanks again.


  3. Patricia, it was a pleasure - and I've had some wonderful remarks about your jewellery.

  4. That was fun. Made me smile, made me hungry. I will recognize Patricia by her boots and what's on her plate if I happen to be in the right place & the right time. Thanks for brightening my day!