Here at The Coup we are all about discovering fresh and unique designs. So we are very proud to introduce our new feature called ‘An Interview with…’ where we will bring your attention to uber creative and ambitious designers from all over the world. We hope you will fall in love with their work as much as we have!
Today we are introducing you to Nomilk Today, whose fresh, geometric designs tick all the right boxes when it comes to statement jewellery. With a theme of colour blocking, Nomilk Todays pieces are bound to receive a lot of compliments. And, bonus, until Sunday evening, we are giving The Coup readers (you) an exclusive discount of 20% on all of Todays designs. Now that’s something to smile about :)
The Coup spoke to Eva, the owner, about her beginnings, inspirations and how she makes it work, being an agronomist and a jewellery designer.
Q: What made you decide to start your own business?
Being an agronomist student in Athens, and trying to cover my own expences I worked in different jobs while studying. Then in 2010 I had to write my thesis and my time was limited. Knowing that next year I would move to the Netherlands for an Msc, I had to find a way to work from home. So, already familiar with polymer clay, I started crafting. I found Etsy, I started with the usual polymer clay sculptures and after 4 months, I came up with the idea of a polymer clay vitreau. Little by little, I managed to do a lot of progress in the way I work on this technique, but still there is more to come.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
I like to observe. A lot. I find inspiration in details around me but also on the internet. The more I browse, the more I see and get inspired. But most of all, my imagination makes the hard work here!
Q: What are your favourite materials to work with and why?
Polymer clay, definitely. Its so convenient and playful to work with, and I found out it has many more potentials than just the usual ones. Many people dont even realise that I work with polymer clay, because as far as I know, I was the first to use it to make this kind of vitreau.
Q: How would you define your style?
I really dont know how to answer this question. I suppose it depends on how someone incorporates my pieces in her wardrobe. But for sure nomilk today style is easy going and joyful!
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
On March 2011, when my work was featured on design-milk.com. This had a huge impact on the traffic in my shop and gave me a great boost!
Q: What would you like to do next?
Right now, I am just trying to make it work out together with studying. Its a bit tough, though. Next year I will finish the Msc and start working as an agronomist, but nomilk today is now part of me, I dont want to quit it! Maybe I ll do some seminars to work with silver and then combine the two means. My dream is to have my own farm in a Greek island. And then, you know farmer and jewelry designer-this is something I am looking forward to see!
Q: Do you create small production runs or make to order?
I do both, and I have to say I really like custom orders. I also accept wholesale orders for small boutiques.
Q: Where would our readers find your products for sale?
They can find my items on my Etsy page and can keep in touch through my facebook fan page
**Don’t forget to purchase all of your Nomilk Today pieces with an exclusive discount of 20%, for this weekend only. Just enter the coupon code THECOUP20 which will be valid until Monday morning. Visit Nomilk Today shop here. Happy shopping!**