It’s perhaps no surprise to learn that Pamela Love comes from a medical
background. Her darkly romantic jewellery takes some of the more
macabre elements of nature like deer teeth, bird craniums and eagle
claws casting them in elegant brass and gold. Exploring the magical
properties of jewellery, her work takes inspiration from religious
imagery, the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky and traditional African and
South American jewellery to produce sexy, Gothic pieces that has the
voodoo in them.
You're an artist/ stylist/ musician/photographer and could do
anything you want - why design jewellery?
I enjoy working with my hands. I always wanted to be a designer when I
was younger, but I never really felt connected to designing clothes or
working with fabric. I love to paint and to sculpt and to build
things. I designed and built sets for films in college. For me,
jewellery is a lot like these things. I also think jewellery is very
special - meaningful, magical, sentimental, romantic and ultimately
really powerful. Jewellery plays many meaningful roles in history,
culture, religions etc.
You've featured your designs on both men and women -is it that your
jewellery transcends genders? Is it showing the vulnerability of men?
Yes I think my jewellery transcends genders. I don't know if it is
showing so much the vulnerability of the men who wear my pieces.
Rather, I feel it is showing the strength and power of the women who
wear it (ok and also the men).
What are your plans for 2009?
I am working on my next collection as well as a few
collaborations...and also playing music with my band.