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the colorful life of Cara Lyndon

Cara Lyndon is a designer who believes in expressing ones unique style, beauty, and vibrancy independent of culturally prescribed ideas of fashion. Her desire is to design jewelry reflecting her own taste in vintage form. birds_red_thHer jewelry is primarily created by reworking vintage Japanese and American deadstock materials and existing vintage adornments into original modern styles. Most of her vintage materials are from the 1940s and 1950s like a broach that partly inspired some of her post earrings. Currently she lives in Oakland, California.

blue-glass-ring_thWhat inspired you to go into the craft business, do you still have a day job? I am full time Vintage re crafted jewelry, a venture that took 5 years to build bit by bit, I’m proud of that.

What do you like best, coming up with ideas or executing them? I’m 50/50 on this question, I often wake up early with a picture in my mind about something I wish to try and create, and its an extra high executing it……it works out about 40% of the time that it results in something I bring to the public

What’s the best thing about what you do? And the worst? It’s all me I created every inch of my hobby/business….on the flip side that’s a whole lot of pressure…the trick for me is turning that pressure into motivation….some days that does not work and that then is a day meant for jewelry making, something that is repetitious and does not require as much of my innovative or executive skills

What are your creative influences?bracelet_header color…..everything color…..nature….vintage…….old design…and most of all what ever turns me on visually

What’s the best advice you have been given about your business or craft practices? Don’t exhaust yourself, stay connected to what inspires you

How do you stay inspired? Rest relaxation and strangely enough organizing my workshop….touching everything and cleaning out the old does me wonders

Anything else you would like to tell us about your business? I was recently featured in the crave San Francisco book, its a great book of women entrepreneurs in SF, there are some amazing business owners in there….check it out:-)

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