EMBR was established in 2016 by Auckland native Emily Pearce. Each piece is designed, made and finished in her Auckland Studio. #LocalHero
Emily incorporates only high quality, locally sourced, ethical materials in all of her work employing Sterling Silver and 18k gold plated Sterling Silver. “The pieces I create are really an extension of my own personal style. I strive for a casual edge, one that makes you feel dressed and polished but still simple enough that each piece can be worn with anything, to any occasion.”
We had the pleasure recently working with Emily, see how we styled her “adulterous choker” and “Prime Ring” in our blogpost HERE.
Ps. Lover her pieces? Emily has an one week special offer on her entire website (finishing on 15/11/16) Get 25% off her entire website by using the code SERENDIPITY at the checkout!
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What made you get into jewellery?
I have always been creative. I come from a creative family and did all arts at school and went on to complete a bachelor of design in graphics. I have always loved the more hands on application of design but at that time I hadn’t considered jewellery design.
After I left Uni I heard about a jewellery design school where you could do night classes so I started going to those so I could make things for myself that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I continued on and off over the years. It’s something that I’ve always found relaxing, and so rewarding to make something that I can wear and enjoy everyday. Over time that enjoyment grew into a real passion that I wanted to be able to dedicate all of my time to and develop pieces that other people can wear and enjoy.
I’m definitely just getting started so I feel a real sense of excitement to see where it will go.
What other women in your life inspire you?
My grandmother was a fibre artist and I think has been the greatest influence for my personal style and aesthetic. In a more general sense I think I’m just inspired by everyone around me (women and men) working on interesting projects. The older I get the pickier I become about the people I spend time with. I’m so lucky to have great people around me who are also pursuing their own passions.
What was your first major setback and how did you overcome it?
The decision to leave my job held me back for a long time. It was very difficult to give up that security but I think it’s important to take risks for the things that you know make you feel happy and fulfilled in life. I didn’t want to end up looking back and wondering what could have been.
I got married earlier this year and my husband definitely gave me a push to just go for it. I feel very lucky to have a partner who is so supportive.
What does a day in the life of Emily look like?
There’s so many different things to work on from designing, finishing pieces, making packaging (I hand make leather pouches from recycled leather for all my work). Social media, website, sending out work. Sometimes I’ll meet up with customers to show them work….Everyday is different.
What are 3 things you always carry around with you?
Phone, keys, wallet….such a boring answer ????
Thank you Emily for kicking ass, being yourself and following your dream!