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Meet Jack Eller

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Eller.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always had the desire to create things since I was a kid. Whether it was through acting, writing, music, or fashion expression. I think all creativity runs in the same vein, the hardest part is tapping into something and running with it. I started designing jewelry in my sketchbook in late 2018. This was after working for countless designers for almost a decade.

My experience with working with designers has ranged from being on Rodeo Drive to working from someone’s home studio in East LA. All of these moments have been of equal value to me, but I was having trouble finding a brand that created an experience and encouraged consumers to feel empowered and confident by using the pieces as tools and relics in their everyday life. I finally began to make pieces in early 2020, right before the pandemic had hit. I had to face a lot of things during that time when we first went into lockdown. A lot of internal things that I had been too distracted/chose not to face. I found creating jewelry as my remedy for the struggles I was dealing with. I was able to put together my first line that resonates with my then tribulations and create pieces that inspire me now to overcome obstacles.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think the saying “nothing worth having comes easy” is very true. I had no idea what it took to create a business from nothing, just a dream. Prior to the resurrection of Jack Eller, I had worked for other people my whole life. I had to learn how to create my own schedule, find my own resources, and work everyday to make my visions come to life. I’m beyond grateful for the amazing community of queer artists that have assisted me along the way thus far.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Jack Eller is my business and I specialize in hand-crafted jewelry made from precious metals and stones. I design genderless conceptual jewelry pieces that are empowering to all identities. I’m known for creating pieces that spark conversations and make you feel badass. I want everyone to be immersed into the world of Jack Eller. Not just through the jewelry, but the complete experience. Using different mediums of art/visuals to inspire them in the evolution of the most paramount version of themselves. I’m so excited to share what is to come.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was very much an introvert and a loner. Like many other queer kids, I didn’t know where I fit in. Especially growing up in a Christian home and community. I really enjoyed escaping into different worlds to survive during those times. My step-father loved painting, so I would often steal his supplies and run to the basement to paint women that I found to be provocative with features of myself on them. I also loved escaping into films and pop music to find new perspectives on worlds that I hadn’t yet experienced or understood. I would say that I had a very sheltered childhood.

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