Thousands of shoppers checked lots of gifts off their lists at this year’s BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn. If you weren’t able to join us in person you can still shop ’til you drop from our amazing vendors’ online stores. One crowd favorite is TRIME. Noémie Jennifer makes modular, structural jewelry that’s fun and customizable for every occasion and mood. Each TRIME kit allows you to create a minimum of three variations of the same piece, by interchanging colors and/or shapes. We chatted with her about her process, how she kissed her kitchen table goodbye to make way for studio space, and the holiday season.
Tell us a little about why you do what you do:
Well, I love making all kinds of things and I have a pretty deep, long-running obsession with jewelry (I feel naked if I'm not wearing earrings). I came up with the concept for this line years ago and it's taken me quite a while, and quite a few starts and stops, to iron out the prototypes and launch this collection. It was really exciting and empowering and terrifying to finally have the end products in front of me and put them out into the world. I can't wait to work on new products and new collections, once the holiday season is over!
What piece is your favorite?
I do have a soft spot for the Structural Kits (both earrings and necklace).
What is the last day for shipping before Christmas?
The last day I'll be shipping is December 23rd, but only other Brooklyn addresses would get it the next day. For everyone else in the US, though, get your order in by the end of the day on Sunday 12/21 and I will ship it out Priority Mail on Monday and we will all cross our fingers that it gets there as promised by Wednesday. If not, I always think giving a gift at New Year's is nice…
What you’re looking forward to most about the holidays?
Seeing the city all decked out in lights!
Be sure to check out TRIME for those last minute gifts!
Images via Noémie Jennifer & TRIME.