|Sarah fromVintageblues Photograph: Michael Dooney|
Where are you from?
I am from Belgium but I have been living in Berlin since Summer 2010. I have lived in Berlin before, during my studies, but the city is still as exciting to me as during my first stay.
What is your art/craft and where can we find it?
Handmade jewelry – earrings, necklaces, brooches, bobbypins and rings. I sell my jewelry on my blog and on The Vintageblues facebook site. During Summer you can find me on popular Berlin flea markets such as Mauerpark and the Nowkoelln flea market.
What are the positives in buying handmade items?
I like the thought that someone really sits down and spends time creating something.
Where do you find inspiration?
My blog is called The Vintageblues which is a reference to my love for old movies, vintage clothing, and dreamy photographs. I try to reflect these loves in my jewelry. I also try to make one special collection for each season, which is inspired by the colors and feelings of the respective season.
What motivates you to create?
Moving to Berlin was the biggest motivation for me. This city is so vibrant and inspiring. You meet so many young people who just try to pursue their dreams and do what they love, even when they struggle sometimes and even when it means not having the big money and career.
What encouraging words/advice would you give to someone who is interested in sparking their creativity?
You can find more of her items on her Vintageblues blog and her Dawanda shop. She also sells her creations at the little shop Fach Frau in Prenzlauerberg, Berlin. So if you are in town, check it out!