So my grandfather used to say “It’s not how pretty you are on the outside, but how pretty you are on the inside that matters”. And Farrah Brothers is all of that and more! My sweet friend, Kelley Copeland of The Hidden List, introduced me to Farrah and I could not be more thankful to find such an amazing friend! You may remember my Jewelry Display Board, and how I featured my own Farrah B jewelry. Farrah recently had a trunk show at The Gypsy Wagon and I was able to take a few photos of her amazing creations to share with you. Here are some pictures as well as my Farrah interview…
HoW: So Farrah, how did it all start? I have held my creative passions in for so long, how did you let yours out?
FB: Well, I’ve always been drawn to all things vintage and antique. I guess it’s their character that intrigues me. Even as a child, I had a knack for collecting random trinkets – keys, jewelry, broken jewelry, buttons… you name it. I never quite knew what I’d do with these found treasures; I just knew I “needed” them.
After college, I spent a few years working in the advertising industry, then shifted gears and took a corporate sales position. As a hobby and much needed creative outlet, my habit of rescuing old things took on a whole new life when my husband and I bought our 1955 home. I developed a passion for decorating with old findings, which eventually led me to my true passion of “up-cycling” vintage jewelry. Long story short… I started selling my creations and things took off!
HoW: What makes your art unique?
FB: My creations are one-of-a-kind treasures. I re-purpose old findings and make them fresh.
HoW: I LOVE the idea of up-cycling! It’s very green! I know I have plenty of trinkets in my jewelry stash that need to be revamped.
HoW: Do you have a method for your creative process?
FB: I don’t really have a method because my creativity has a mind of it’s own. When I try to structure it, the ideas don’t flow. My best work is late at night…I guess it’s because there are no interruptions.
HoW: I thought I’d throw in a few pictures of Kelley’s and my Farrah B pieces!
FB: Love it!
HoW: Where can we follow you and shop Farrah B?
FB: My website is farrahb.com. We are working to launch the “shop online” feature early 2011. Here are several boutiques that carry my line in Texas and Arkansas:
- The Gypsy Wagon (Dallas, TX) – they have a website and you can find them on Facebook.
- Urban Eve (Dallas, TX) – also has a website as well as a Facebook page.
- Tres Chic Boutique (Brenham, TX) – has a Facebook page to find more information.
- Maggies (The Woodlands, TX) – has a website.
- Bungalow Designs (Harrison, AR) – you can find them on Facebook.
- Vesta’s (Little Rock, AR) – has a website for more information.
HoW: Farrah, you are such an inspiration to me! I think it is amazing that you were able to take your passion and turn it into a business. I’m sure you are ecstatic about the turn your life has taken!
FB: With my husband and family telling me to go for it, I resigned from my job to do this full time! It was a bold move, but turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made. After a couple weeks, I got my first wholesale order and it’s taken off from there. I’m so thankful for the encouragement of my incredible family and friends. It’s a blessing to have loved ones on your side when you literally “QUIT YOUR DAY JOB”. I couldn’t have done this without them!
HoW: We are so excited for you! I’m going to leave it with one final picture…