As someone who has a very active mind, I have always been crafty and enjoyed doing things with my hands, it seemed to ground me. I was also that little girl selling bracelets at the pool. As I was studying for my bar exam I was going stir crazy and was completely stressed out. I saw a necklace in InStyle magazine that was over $10,000 and I thought, I could make something like that. I bought some supplies and started making it and started incorporating my own ideas. I kept buying more supplies and making more pieces and soon I had a lot. I started by giving away the pieces to my girlfriends and then people started asking to buy them. I made my boyfriend (now husband) learn HTML and build me a website and started selling online.
Rachel Dooley : As a lawyer by day, how did you get started as a jewelry designer and create Gemma Redux?
As a lawyer by day, how did you get started as a jewelry designer and create Gemma Redux?