Artists ~ Emily D'Ambra ~ Warren

Artist’s name: Emily D'Ambra
Shop name: Vintage Infused Accessories by Emily

1. Tell us about your work
Vintage Infused Accessories by Emily is a collection of different jewelry and accessories designed by me and inspired by different jewelry from the 20's-60's. Everything is either handmade by me or created using different pieces I have found among many jewelry suppliers all found on I create pieces I truly love and wear everyday. I hope other woman of any age will as well!

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
Ive been into arts and crafts since I was a little girl. In fact, I believe the obsession started when I received my first bedazzler!! Any fabric in the house, had to be bedazzled (which my mom wasn't always too pleased with). In college, when the funds were low, I started making crafts as Christmas gifts for all the women in my family. This over time came to be more and more jewelry gifts. My family kept telling me I should start selling my crafts and so I listened. Six months later, here I am selling my jewelry at The Providence Flea Market. I couldn't be more thrilled!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I've always said I was born in the wrong era. I have a very old fashioned soul and because of that I have always been obsessed with old fashion movies and beauty icons. I spend a lot of time researching online different jewelry trends from the 20's to the 60's. If I see something I like, I try to recreate it in more updated way. Today's jewelry with a vintage feel is always my goal.

4. What’s your favorite item to create?
I think my first official jewelry piece will always be my favorite, the Rose Flower Ring. It's easy to make, there are tons of color options and of course, it's what started it all!

5. What’s your best seller?
This depends on the crowd but if I had to choose I would say it's between the Rose Flower Rings and the Paris Key Necklace.

6. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
I was born in Concord MA, but move to RI when I was two. I have lived in RI for the majority of my life. I have moved to MA a couple of times, but there is something about RI that always makes you want to come back.

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
Proximity!! Everything you need or want is literally right down the road no matter where you live, including your family & friends! That's wicked cool to me ;)

8. Please include anything else you’d like to add:
Right now I am working on some new exciting things for Vintage Infused. Please check in with my Etsy and Facebook page to find out first!


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