Interview with Glove Jewellery

  1. Please introduce yourself?

Hallo, I’m Janine Steyn. I’m a married mother of a sweet little girl. I love to experience new things … it travel, food or wine.

  1. When & why did you start Glove Jewellery

I started Glove in 2005 when I completed my degree with a fashion label frock.   My degree was about how jewellery and clothing can complement each other.

  1. Tell me a little more about your concept, brand and store and your favourite

There are many concepts that form my brand. I have a ready to wear range which is for everyday wearable designs that tell a story about my heritage, loves or style and then we have a range that is inspired by the client which I custom design and make.

  1. Where did you study and what is your background?

I started studying jewellery design and manufacturing in 1999 at Erica campus in Port Elizabeth. I furthered my studies at the CPUT in Cape Town where I completed my degree in jewellery design and manufacturing. I am very grateful that I found my passion in life.

  1. Would you like to design a collection for an important brand? if so which one?

Not really, I enjoy being my own boss and to create what inspires me in life.

  1. Where do you sell your collections/designs mostly?

Hello Pretty, Root 44 market, Present Space, and at some yearly markets.

  1. What’s your favourite thing you’ve ever created?

My daughter……*giggles*

  1. What has/is strongly impacting our work at the moment?

My main focus at the moment is developing my family range.

  1. What’s the best advice you ever had about how to be more creative?

I very much focus on not copying others. I think we should all respect one another and focus on our own creations.

  1. What are your future plans, dreams and aspirations for Glove Jewellery?

I would Glove to have a greater online presence and grow the business so that we can employ and empower people to learn a trade they knew nothing about.

Last words…

It’s such a pleasure having Gove Jewellery on board with Urban Noun. With such passion to empower and embrace life, it’s been a pleasure promoting them. #whywelovewhatwedo

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