I can’t even remember how I even stumbled upon Avigail Adam but when I did, my first move was to send the shop to a friend who can pull these off these dainty jewelry and accent pieces a little better than I ever could and then I sent an email to the store owner, asking her if she would be kind enough to talk to me about her art and her creative process.
What’s your Story?
I was born in Jerusalem, where lots of major history stories came from. Perhaps this was the beginning of my infatuation with history. Jewellery design was always a big hobby in my life. When I was 10 I used to make beaded necklaces to my friends. When it was time to decide what to study, I was considering to study jewellery design, but some how I ended up studying archeology. Soon I discovered that digging is not my cup of tea. I always wanted to find treasures, but except the occasional bones and broken pottery it is very hard to find treasures in archaeologic excavations. And so, I ended up designing jewellery again, I created my own treasures. All I know in jewellery design I taught myself. Of course, by then I was an Archeologist in my diploma, so this is something that really influenced my designs. The classical times, Greek, Rome, Egypt as well, all influenced me profoundly. I’m a big fan of the cultures that took their woman and turned them into heavenly creatures and adorned them with lots of jewels.
What, how, and why did you decide to make what you make?
My career started as a hobby. I always enjoyed it, but I didn’t always believe that this was actually something I could make a living from, and beyond that – something to succeed with and get my designs out to the big world. I knew that this is what I wanted to do as a job once I started selling the headbands I created to local boutiques in Tel Aviv. When I saw they were going well, that’s when I knew I could do this.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from ancient Greek, Roman empire, Ancient Egypt, fairytales, mythical characters, goddesses, fairies and nature…
Where can we found you, outside of Etsy?
For now Etsy is pretty much the only place to buy my jewellery on line. Unless any body planing a trip to Israel There are some cool boutiques and department stores around the world that carry my line, such as ABC in NY, and Bon Marche in Paris.
Girls can stay in touch with me via one of my Facebook pages:
Or check out my website: http://www.avigailadam.com
How do you handle an emergency situation?
Each emergency situation I handle differently. I usually will do my best so that the customer will be happy. I try to look at it from their eyes. Generally speaking, I don’t follow rules or guidelines, but rather my instincts and try to flow with good energy.
What sounds do you love?
I love the sound of purring cats, singing birds early in the morning in a secluded forest, rain outside on a winter night while in front of a cosy fire place, and pretty melodies that touch the heart.
Top 5 Things You Do in Your Free Time:
Surfing the internet for cool stuff, making jewellery (yes, even on my free day), playing with my cats, sleeping late, hanging out in bed, catching up on my reading, watching funny dumb comedies or deep interesting documentaries (I think that was more then 5 but those are all equally important stuff!).