Boss Bitch Spotlight: Feast Jewelry
Feast Jewelry, a Philadelphia-based jewelry creator, is both inspiring and a modern touch to an old style. If you enjoy shopping for vintage looks, combining new and old and the aesthetic of furry rugs on a hardwood floor then you will love Feast. These few-of-a-kind pieces resemble the ocean, a longing for power and modern vintage in a way that nothing else today could even imagine.
The following photos, taken by me, showcase the old style colours mixed with the new chain-linked look in a grungy, yet surprisingly bright way. The mix of green, white and skin tones plays against the gold and pearlescent hues of the makers jewels wonderfully.
If you’d like to shop similar pieces, you can do so here: https://ritualshoppe.com/collections/all-jewelry/products/reims-pearl-spiral-earring
I had a chance to speak with and interview the founder of Feast and she had these beautiful words to give to you:
What inspires you? Raw street looks. Fringe subcultures. Creative movements. Mixing the unexpected. Nature’s color pallets. Unique takes on the everyday.
What’s your sign and how do you think that plays a part in your life? I am a Cancer. Although I love to travel, I believe I am becoming more of a homebody.
What is the main purpose of your account/brand? I created FEAST jewelry because I wanted to return to making and using my hands. I worked in corporate positions for over 15 years with somewhat rigid creativity formulas and rules. I used to make and sell handmade clothes under the label FEAST, in the mid 2000’s and wanted to return to these roots of hand-made and craft. So I relaunched the label and pivoted towards jewelry, a huge love of mine. I was also passionate about using materials in a sustainable way and trying to work close to a zero-waste system.
I source vintage and deadstock metals and use found and organic materials, incorporating them into my work. The brand aesthetic has a 'feels old but also very modern' vibe.
What is something you love deeply about yourself? Being there for a friend who needs me is something that I love about myself.
What’s some advice you have for other people revolving around confidence? Think about what makes you happy and do that. You will be more confident if you are doing something that makes you feel passionate about and you can use that confidence to your advantage, like you use energy.
What makes you feel confident? Being surrounded by supportive and loving friends. Following a map correctly in a new city. Golden hour and nature’s energy gives me confidence. I feel confidence every time I am doing something I am passionate about.
What have you had to overcome that’s made you who you are? I have had to overcome (and am still working towards) my fear of change.
Having had a consistent career path and veering off that path has been challenging.
Growing is uncomfortable and painful, so we tend to avoid it. Putting myself in new situations and saying yes to new opportunities has made me who I am today.
Who are your biggest inspirations? My grandfather was my number one hero and inspiration growing up.
He was a taxidermist and later taught himself the arts of stainless and fine jewelry making. He was a creative man with a great taste level who also had a strong work ethic and very high standards which I try to apply to my life.
What’s your beauty/fashion goto? A bold lipstick.
Messy hair. Badass powerful jewelry. Blazer / jeans / comfortable boot.
What would you say is the best thing about you? I like to try new things. I know a little about a wide variety of topics. (Because, documentaries)
What does equality mean to you? Equality means that no one is made to feel less then.
What is your mission statement/what does your brand name mean? Feast was named after my favorite word in the English language. Feast signifies celebration of a joyful event in life. Feast means community, which is very important to me.