WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE THE SYBIL COLLECTION?
The name Sybil is an homage to the ancient mythological Greek prophetesses who delivered their prophecies in riddles. In the collection, I explore juxtaposition, asymmetry and contradictions. The tension between motion and stillness, fragility and strength, weight and weightlessness, these themes interest me a lot. In all honesty, the left side of my face is not same as the right side. Everyone has their “profile side” for taking photos, that tells you right away that there is a natural asymmetry to the human body. The Sybil ring was the first piece created. It’s the core of the collection, from which all the other designs originate. We start with a sturdy frame, and hand-weave a finely-spun filament of gold around the frame so that every piece is unique and individual, as is the wearer. The final piece is mysterious and captivating. It seems to be in permanent motion, like a spinning wheel.
FROM INTERNATIONAL LAWYER TO JEWELLRY DESIGNER IS QUITE A JOURNEY...
That’s true. Again, it’s about duality. There are certain aspects of being a lawyer that I really enjoyed. The exactitude, the word-smithing, negotiating deals, but after 18 years it was time to let my left-brain, creative side have its moment, and so in 2015, I founded Lola Fenhirst Fine Jewellery and the rest, as they say, is history.