My business began the summer that I returned home from a year spent teaching abroad. I was back at my parents' house with time on my hands and a soldering iron: my original line of stained glass and Chinese silk pendants was born - and that was the beginning of "Marmalade."
What do you like most about being a designer? I really love the fact that there are so many unknowns and SO much to learn. The great thing about this business is that it is constantly evolving, and I've really had to shift with it. I feel like there is so much that I don't know, and I really do learn something new every day. I'm hooked!
Describe your creation process: The most common question that I get asked is "what is this?" Almost everybody thinks that the pendants are small embroideries. I hate letting people down, but it's neat that I was able to unintentionally create this illusion. My intention was to use fabric instead of paper, to give the pieces more depth and authenticity.