Saturday, April 20, 2013

Profile Spotlight: Ronnetta J. Coleman of 'Lovely Bound'

"I love to create. Don't call me a jewelry designer, call me a creator of beautiful things," said Ronnetta J. Coleman, the founder and creator of Lovely Bound. The serendipitous idea of designing jewelry came to Coleman two years ago, when she was walking down the street with a friend. The idea struck like a bolt of lightning. Working in a different field at the time, she spontaneously added jewelry design into her life. And just like that, Lovely Bound was born. With no formal training in the field, Coleman took learning into her own hands. 

Electric wire, fresh water pearls, crystals, lace and even tape measures are materials she sources in the creation of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings among others. Her tape measure bracelets were a result of a quiet Sunday evening, and having no other materials on hand. Just a few metal hole punches, clasps, and jump rings turned out to be genius; and one of her best selling items! Two of Coleman's pieces, 'Victoria' and 'Autumn', using pearls and blue beads, respectively, have been featured into the "New Works" Exhibition at The Fashion Institute of Technology, displayed in the President's office.

Currently sold on websites, Lovely Bound is foreseeing opportunities to sell in China. As far as long term goals? Coleman hopes to be successful, not worrying about becoming famous, just the satisfactory of creating wonderful ideas and bringing them to life. 

Photo credits: Own.
Last four photos: Ronnetta J. Coleman. 

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