LS: Two emerald 22k pinky rings – I never take them off!
LS: Taking a year off from work with cottage industry textiles to learn off grid sustainable agriculture on the Big Island (Hawaii) for 6 months – in a wonderfully circuitous way – living in a screen hut in the jungle & working on a farm led me to jewelry & India & – but it’s a loooong story – it simply delivered me to the next creative endeavor.SB: Who is a fellow jewelry designer that you admire? Why?
LS: Lou Zeldis, who sadly passed away. His humanity & talent.SB: Name 5 things that you could not live without.
LS: Good reading, black tea, handmade leather riding boots, the Danish silver & gold ring that my sister gave me (I always wear it when I need a bit of courage), and absolutely my fiance’s voice – he’s an amazing composer & folk singer.SB: What other career would you pursue if you did not design jewelry?
LS: Definitely painting – my first love.SB: Is there a piece that you sold that you wish you had kept for yourself?
LS: I have kept them for myself! I’m always nicking pieces from the collection.
LS: …Still on the drawing board….but definitely inspired by the Native American squash blossom necklace.
LS: Walking – usually in Hyde Park or Lodhi Gardens – imagining the next collection.SB: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to date?
LS: Oh all of the little endeavors that lead to the big ones…SB: Name your most treasured possession.
LS: My fathers gold signet ring- it has my parents initials R & J beautifully & ornately engraved.SB: What is your motto?
LS: Tea keeps you fit! (actually from a vintage poster I found in India :)SB: Who is a historical figure that you identify with and why?
LS: My best friend Mara – she will be a historical figure one day. Beyond that – there are many & all are strong women