Epoch-making jewellery from Nasha - Interview with the designer
1. I guess you always get a same questions but we cannot pass them either. Please introduce yourself in a few words?!
My name is Sarolta Nagy I am the owner and designer of the Nasha Jewelry brand. I’m 27 years old, coming from Gyor but 2 years ago I moved to Budapest since that I am living there. I got two hobbies arts and the sport, I played hockey for 10 years.
2. When did you realise wanted to create jewellery? Have you been a creative child?
Since my childhood I'm attracted to things that require creativity. Perhaps the first memory is when in the kindergarten was a task to portray one of our parents. I painted my mum down and everyone thought it’s very well done. At home they put into the toilet, I was so proud of it, even it was the loo. Then the school carnivals, where I made (of course with my mum’s help) the costumes. After High School I admitted to an art school in Budapest. Then I did not really know what I’m actually interested in, I just wanted to be creative. After graduating, I moved back home and I started working in my mother's hobby shop. A variety of materials, colours, shapes inspired me a lot. Here I started to manufacture the jewellery for myself.
3. Do you figure out the materials, the shapes by yourself or maybe someone (family, friends) are helping you in the brainstorming?
I do by myself. Most of the inspiration I draw from the everyday life, it could be a song, an experience or a meeting with someone… In brainstorming I do not ask help, at most I ask just an opinion usually from my sister.
4. Do/did you depart on any designer competition?
Four years ago I won a Swarovski jewellery maker competition. In the future I am not really planning.
5. How do you feel how big is the demand in today’s world for the unique, handmade jewellery? I love them personally but others feel about the same way?
Fortunately it is growing, but we are still lagging compared to other countries. I think most people are afraid of wearing bolder, more individual jewellery.
6. Where and how do you try to advertise your collection, your works? I guess you’re always wearing something from yourself?
In rare cases that I leave without one of my piece, this is something what it grew to me. Regularly I uploaded pictures to my Instagram and Facebook page (Nasha jewellery). Honestly I am not the best in the marketing.
7. Where it’s possible to get your pieces? There are just ready products or people can catch you with a specific ideas what you would make it?
The shop is called Zerka in Gyor where people can buy few of them from my jewellery, but rather I take orders. Mostly I like to work from my own ideas, there wasn’t any example so far that someone found me with a concrete idea. At one time I would like to try what come out. For sure it would be a bigger challenge I could learn a lot from it.
8. If you could cooperate with any fashion company or designer which would it be?
Oh, I never think about it but suddenly I think about Vivien Westwood. Maybe because she is really daring and she doesn’t limit her creativity.
9. What is your biggest dream what you would like to reach with your jewellery, obviously if you have one?
Few years ago that was to be an acknowledged, successful jewellery-designer. Now I just would like to do this I would like to live from this. About my biggest dream I wouldn’t like to talk yet.