Isabelle Capitain has always been fascinated with making her own jewellery, and worked for other designers before starting her business. We spent 10 minutes with Isabelle to find little bit more about her.
Handmade: If you weren’t a designer-maker, what would you be right now?
Isabelle: If I weren’t a designer maker I would hopefully be working in a different creative profession. After finishing my A-Levels I toyed with the idea of studying photography at art school.
Handmade: Describe your work in three words.
Isabelle: Minimalist, contemporary, technical.
Handmade: Are there any other designers whose work you admire, and why?
Isabelle: My favourite jewellery designers are Ingo Henn and McCaul Goldsmiths. Style wise they’re miles apart, but their skill levels are admirable and inspiring.
Handmade: What do you do in your free time?
Isabelle: I go to a lot of gigs and like a good book.
Handmade: What’s one thing you like to do everyday without fail?
Isabelle: I’m terrible if I’m not being fed chocolate on a regular basis.
Handmade: What brings you the greatest satisfaction?
Isabelle: A happy customer and a newly mastered skill.
Handmade: What’s the best gift you have ever received?
Isabelle: My Dalek mug.
Handmade: What is your favourite quote?
Isabelle: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly… timey-wimey… stuff.” 10th Doctor, Dr Who
Handmade: What is in your bucket list?
Isabelle: A visit to Tokyo.
Handmade: What is the best piece you have bought and from whom?
Isabelle: My tattoos, they’ll stay with me forever. I especially love the Max Ernst inspired pieces on my arm, done by Michele L’Abbate at Family Business Tattoos.