Today we’d like to introduce you to Gisselle Borress.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Brevn awoke during covid. Designing jewelry was a hobby and I would get inspired by something I saw and then just enjoy making my own version of it. It would have a little more of my style and flair. I would always get compliments on my pieces and requests were made to remake. I never followed up or thought much about it. I self-taught myself a lot about the mechanics and started trying to figure out a business plan. I eventually stopped thinking so much and just went with it— head on.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There are no real struggles. I just don’t look at doing something b you love as a struggle. I enjoy creating. The marketing aspect is a little tougher as it has changed so much from when I was “marketing” as a career. The social media aspect can be tough. I would prefer not to be tied to my phone and when you do any business now, it seems to be the only way.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I work with semi-precious and precious stones. I use 14k or 18k gold only. I carefully source the beat stones, not those that are dyed or treated. I started with necklaces — opals, sapphires, amethyst and other stones turned beads. I would add 14k gold spacers and design bracelets and necklaces. I love carved unique symbols too— like birds, eagles, arrowheads, etc. and incorporate them as well. I also add a little bling with some diamond embedded in the stone. It gives a very boho piece and upgrade into the upscale world. I also find vintage pieces to use and to get inspired. I take so much time in finding the perfect piece.
Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
Los Angeles is the easiest city to find something and I love that. Heading down to the jewelry district is a great day for me. I follow it up with a stop at the Grand Central Market. I love that if I arrive my 9 am I can easily park. It’s a las east city to commute. I come from NY so I can’t really complain about the traffic.
I think it’s an easy city to find great food. I can find a vegan restaurant within a few blocks from wherever I am. I can also head to the flower mart and stock up on beautiful exotic flowers. Everything can be available in a very easy way. It doesn’t have to feel like a struggle—- must be the sunshine.
I dislike the homelessness I see everywhere. It’s a big problem here and when I travel around, it’s hard to ignore and ponder. It wakes you up to a sad reality. This city needs help.
- Email: Vibes@brevndesigns.com
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