Inspired By: Alicia Goodwin
I first met Alicia at a tradeshow called Capsule in Los Angeles. I fell in love with her jewelry right away and we got to talking. We ended up trading pieces, staying in touch, and meeting up at tradeshows over the years. Check out our interview with Alicia for her self-care tips and be sure to check out her amazing jewelry designs.
Your pieces are beautiful! How did you get into jewelry making?
I've always liked adornment and took a jewelry class while at summer camp. After I learned basic wire wrapping skills, I began making earrings to sell to people when I returned to school. I had to be around eleven or so by then. I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer and the option of making a living from creating jewelry wasn't even presented to me, otherwise I wouldn't have taken the short detour into fashion like I did. It wasn't until college that I got back into jewelry and my love of metals.
What inspires your creations?
I'm inspired by nature mostly. I'll find some beautiful thing on the ground or while I'm out walking and really want to somehow make it into something I can wear. I also look to MesoAmerican ceremonial adornment for their amazing bold designs that were worn every day. I just love the shapes of so many of their pieces.
I also am inspired by the jewelry of the Victorian era, as there were so many things made during that time, jewelry wise, that tricked the eye. Mourning jewelry was at its height during this time, so many people would incorporate their loved one's hair into their everyday adornment. There is something about that sentimentality that I just love so much.
I'M INSPIRED BY NATURE MOSTLY. I'LL FIND SOME BEAUTIFUL THING ON THE GROUND OR WHILE I'M OUT WALKING…