Hello Orchid Members,
My name is Quisha and I’m an emerging jewelry designer. I was
inspired to start designing jewelry on a creative impulse ignited by
the wonderful fabrics and textures, etc. that I would see while
walking through the fashion district in New York City. I began
wearing the pieces I made, and I received numerous compliments on
them and well, long story short, I was eventually accepted into a
designer incubator and also sold my pieces on consignment in a few
boutiques in NYC. I’ve learned since then that if I really want to
make jewelry design a second career, I need to acquire the skills
necessary to create from a platform of limitless possibility.
Therefore, I’ve chosen to expand my skill-set by learning
metalsmithing, waxworking, etc. What has become brilliantly clear in
the process is that I have A LOT to learn. I just moved to Los
Angeles in March, and I’m currently taking my second class. If
anyone knows of job opportunities that support a work-study format
(as in getting paid while also learning skills), please let me know.
I am very eager to learn and willing to work hard in the right
Thanks a lot for any suggestions you can provide. I’m excited to be
a part of the Orchid forum and hope that I can be of help to someone
as well as learn!