Welcome all my AccessoryMinded Folks!
In this week’s Designer Spotlight, we are featuring the lovely designs of House of Gems. House of Gems is designed by New York City native, Fawziyyah Abdullah. Her passion for jewelry making started off as a family activity at the age of 13 and eventually blossomed into a business of her own. House of Gems‘ mission is to showcase one of a kind pieces to jewelry lovers of all ages and personal styles.
Fawziyah’s creativity is not only limited to jewelry making, in fact, she designs clothes and headwraps. This designer not only proves her hard work and dedication through her designs, but through her family. She is a dedicated stay at home mother and wife and despite the challenges of running her own business she miraculously makes it all work!
Please show your love and support to this wonderful and hard working designer!
Here’s our brief interview with House of Gems…
Designer: Fawziyyah Abdullah
Brand name: HouseOfGems
Occupation: Jewelry,fashion Designer and Stay at Home mom
Q: Where are you from?
A: Im from Harlem, New York city.
Q: Where do you reside?
A: I reside in charlotte,NC.
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Q: When did you start making jewelry/accessories and what inspired you to start?
A: I started making jewelry when i was 13 years old. my mother put a business together for my sisters and i but as time progressed, my sisters stop making jewelry and got into different things. I continued making jewelry and eventually made the business my own.
Q: Do you design anything else besides jewelry/accessories?
A: Yes, I design modest clothing skirts, head wraps and tops.
Q: What is the inspiration behind some/most of your pieces?
A: My inspiration is nature,abstract Art and color.
Q: What is your brand’s mission?
A: My mission is to help people get in style and be unique with my one of a kind stylish pieces.
Q: What are your most popular piece(s)?
A: My most popular pieces are my long dangle beaded earrings.
Q: What makes your pieces unique?
A: My pieces are unique because they are one of a kind, stylish and i use unusual materials.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge of jewelry making/ making a business out of it?
A: Yes it is some what. I am a stay at home mom and have lots of things to keep up with, so yes, it can be a challenge at times.
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Q: What are your price points?
My beaded earrings are $10
my hand painted Earrings are $15-$20
My bracelets are $25
My necklaces are $30
My rings are $13
My Brooches are $12
Q: Did your brand participate in any showcases, events, or projects prior to this interview?
A: Yes , HouseOfGems Participated in the passport for fashion show vending in Charlotte,NC. We also donated pieces to the Naturals cruise event for goodie bags, did some vending in Baltimore at a women’s confrence and HouseOfGems first jewelry party in New York City 2013.
Q: Where do you see your brand in 5 years?
A: I see my self owning my own boutique and launching my fashion line.
Q: Have you had any celebrity clients?
Q: Name some fashion or accessory designers that inspire you the most
A: Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, and Anna Sui.
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Q: Have you collaborated with any other designers?
Q: Is there a specific audience your pieces are aimed towards? if so why?
A: No my pieces are made for all ages and styles.
If you would like to know more about House of Gems, You can reach them at:
My website: http://www.Houseofgemsonline.com