Here at Nomad, one of our most important endeavors has been our collaborations with budding young designers. We are so lucky to have had our path cross with that of Rochester-based Marisa Krol, the talented crafter and visionary behind the handmade metal jewelry line, Interstellar Love Craft. Known for simple yet elegant geometric pieces (some of our faves include silver triangle studs, and brass lotus drop earrings), all of Marisa’s delicate creations seem to fly off our shelves. Read on to hear more about what inspired this crafter to get crafting, and peek a behind the scenes video by Mike Giardino of Pallette Films here.
When did you begin creating jewelry?
I began creating jewelry about 4 years ago. I had just returned from 4 months of travel/volunteering in South America and felt very compelled to create adornment and take my creative pursuits more seriously.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Many places. Through spontaneous thoughts, dreams, experimentation, quiet moments, busy surroundings full of life, the brilliant creatives and friends I keep company with, through hope that somehow creating beautiful things makes a positive difference, discipline, and trust that for now, I am supposed to be making jewelry. It is where I feel I belong.
How has your process or style evolved over the years?
It feels more intuitive then ever before. I think I was more fearful in the beginning and uncertain. Now, I feel more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin. I think that is apart of growing older period, and the work I believe, reflects that.
Has any one single person been an influence on your brand? If so, who?
I can’t say a single individual has had that kind of overwhelming influence on my brand. I can say a certain type of woman has–she is strong, creative, savvy, intelligent, style-setting, a revolutionary type. She is herself, paving her path as only she can. She is in every woman, and I make adornment for her to remind her of these qualities.