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Jewellery by Shen Wong

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Jewellery by Shen Wong
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Today we bring you our fantastic interview with Shen Wong. Shen creates elegant and timeless Swarovski Crystal Jewellery, using highly skilled wire-work and beading techniques. In her interview, she inspires us, like her, to follow our dreams…

Tell us a little about yourself, where did it all begin?

I was born in Hong Kong. When I was just 18 months old, my family and I moved to Ireland, where I have lived ever since. Last month, I quit my job so that I can focus completely on my Shen Wong Jewellery business.

When did you decide that you wanted to become a jewellery designer?

I have always been passionate about my fashion accessories and earlier this year I decided to make it my career. Do something you love and you never have to work a day in your life, or so the saying goes. I find that now I am busier and work harder than ever before!

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Who, or what inspires you?

My parents. I was brought up with the belief that if you work hard enough, you will get what you want. I am a true believer that you can get anything you want from life so long as you acknowledge the work required and just ‘knuckle down and get to it’.

How long does it generally take from conception to completion, to create an item?

I can be quite critical of my work, so it varies. So far six pieces have made it to my on-line collection and I have been working on them for the past three months.

What do you love most about your work?

Having something physical at the end of a days work to show off. This is especially true when others take notice and complement my jewellery.

If you were to choose a item from your collection to wear yourself, what would it be?

I love all my pieces and have made extras for myself to wear. But if I could choose only one, it would be my ‘Kisses and Bow’ bracelet. It is simple yet elegant and goes with everything!

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What is your favourite design that you have created?

My Swarovski Butterfly Pearl Drop necklace. The purple crystal on gold is so stylish. I just love how beautiful the necklace looks on. The the extra detail on the back with another tiny butterfly and pearl detail gives it such a glamorous finish.

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Who do you admire the most in the design world?

Vera Wang. She just oozes sophistication. Her designs are so elegant and simple yet original and innovative. That is a very tough combination to achieve!

What tips would you give others who want to make it as a designer?

Research, research, research! Find out what others are doing, understand trends, then just ignore it and go with your instinct.

What is your ultimate goal?

To create a well known and sought after handmade jewellery brand. I would love to make bespoke pieces for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow. One can dream though…

Take a look at Shen Wong’s collection in the gallery below…

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You can purchase Shen’s beautiful jewellery from her Etsy store, and you can connect with Shen via Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with her elegant designs!

 

Enter our FREE competition! You could be the winner of one of Shen’s beautiful necklaces – worth €49.00! Find out more…

2 Comments

  1. Shen Wong 12:44, Nov 03, 2013

    This is my first interview. I hope that the readers of Clothes.ie will enjoy this.

    Love,
    Shen xoxo

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  2. Syl 14:10, Nov 14, 2013

    Beautiful jewellery!

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