SEWING & JEWELRY MAKING
These projects show a different side of my craft and tell the backstory behind my creative process and work ethic.
The ultimate problem solving and precision exercise.
I hid a needle and thread when I was five,
and the rest is history
True Story. I hid needle and thread from my mom, secretly trying to sew because I wanted to learn so badly. I’ve always loved sewing because it gives me the ability to actualize any piece of clothing or bag ( I guess you could say that’s also my favorite part of graphic design - actualizing a creative vision, whether my own or for a business). I come from a line of seamstresses - my maternal grandma helped support nine kids by sewing custom clothes and my mom sews some adorable clothes and bags for her kids and grandkids.
Most of the works below were created without patterns, which means they were made without templates and instructions. Just good old fashioned measuring, cutting, and putting together 2-dimensional pieces of fabric to create a 3-dimensional piece of art.
Shades A. Designs
UCLA Fashion Show
I've been side hustling since the age of 10.
I sold jewelry off and on from elementary to high school. Making and selling jewelry requires having an eye for trends and anticipating what people might actually buy.
What I enjoy most about the process is creating a miniature composition of color, texture, and form.