April 12, 2018 Meet the Maker — Lia Terni
Lia Terni started more than 10 years ago in Spain. The brand is a extension of me as a person and reflects the values that are important for me as a designer. Contemporary design, transparency, and ethically sourced materials are the core of the brand.
How did you get your start making jewelry and headpieces?
After studying business in Sao Paulo, I went to London College of Fashion, and to Madrid School n3. for jewelry. My first jewelry collections were designed to be worn on different parts of the body. Later, the focus became the headpieces and naturally started being more focused to the bridal market.
When do you feel most successful or proud of your work?
I feel encouraged and successful when I receive the most loving emails from my brides describing how wonderful and feminine they felt on their wedding day. I also hear a lot about feeling great over the ethical aspects of the jewelry.
I need my morning tea, and my 3 deep breaths — just to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to work on what I love.
Something your line is known for?
Quality, clean design, ethical stories behind every piece.
How does the city you were born in influence your work?
Sao Paulo is a 20 million people city surrounded by extremes wherever you look. It is competitive and modern. It does not allow you to stop and contemplate unless you train yourself to do it. “Wabi Sabi” is my philosophy. Hopefully reflected on my work.
Ethically made means buying the material from reliable source, taking care of each link of the production chain and making sure the impact on environment and people is the best.
Can you tell us more about the process and materials used in this specific collection?
This collection is all made from recycled brass. The ceramic flowers are made by-hand, one-by-one using a technique from 1920’s France.
What was the inspiration behind the Truvelle x Lia Terni designs?
This collection is inspired by delicate Truvelle designs.
Where are the pieces for this collection made?
The pieces are handmade in part in Madrid and Miami.
Photos by Sea Ink Photography