Carla Caruso from Diamonds and Whirls posted a Q&A with me for her blog. The interview was done via email, but I’ll post it here for future reference.
Tiara King is an aspiring Adelaide designer behind new site Jewel Divas. Already her designs have appeared in Beads Etc magazine.
Starsign: Taurus/Gemini: Smack bang on the day of the cusp!
First ever piece of jewellery: Probably one of those little, plastic rings or necklaces from those machines outside the supermarket! I’ve looked at pics of me from about the age of six and I’m covered in plastic jewellery – very trendy.
Jewellery piece she will never part with: I have way too many I’ll never part with! I do an audit of clothes, jewellery and accessories every year and, at the moment, I’m at about 820 pieces of real gold, silver and fashion pieces. My personal collection grows monthly!
Where she sources jewellery materials from: eBay and wholesale bead stores from around Australia for the current collections. I like to buy locally, keeping it as Australian-made as possible.
Her take on being a ‘Jewel Diva’: I love my jewellery, so I’m a jewel diva. Pile it on, I say. The more, the better! It’s also about doing what you want and wearing what you like – not following the trends so much.
The hottest accessory trends right now: I stack my bangles and bracelets. Plus, big, sparkly earrings, lots of necklaces with unusual pendants, and huge rings. Bigger is better!
Celebs with the best taste in jewellery: I actually usually prefer the outfit and jewellery over the star!
JUNE saw my “Marilyn Monroe” set from my own personal collection feature on page 133 of vol6 #3 of Australian Beading magazine.
APRIL saw my “Inca Man”, and “Deep Ocean Diver” sets from my own personal collection feature on page 134 of vol6 #2 of Australian Beading magazine.
MAY saw hair accessories from Jewel Diva’s African Safari collection appear in Beads etc… magazine.