Meet Emily: The Brains and Beauty behind Clementine & Co. Jewelry
Emily is – first are foremost – an artist. With a writer and a carpenter as parents, artistry has been a part of her life since she was a kid. Her childhood memories are full of creation. For example, she remembers her mother taking her to a bead shop on Martha’s Vineyard where she grew up and they spent hours making their own bead creations.
Although Emily was initially more interested in drawing (particularly illustrating children’s books), she gradually found that her passion was in jewelry and metalwork. She enrolled in a botanical themed class at the Penland School of Crafts, which really solidified her talent and passion for jewelry. From there, she started selling her creations at markets on Martha’s Vineyard.
But, you know, no one can resist that Austin charm, right?
So, after a road trip to Austin with her sister, Emily fell in love with the place (like so many do). In 2011, she was able to move to Austin permanently and is currently a proud East Austinite.
“I love where I live because there are so many people who are both creative and motivated. It’s rare to find so many people with both qualities in a community!”
Of course, Clementine & Co. came to Austin with Emily. Lucky for us!
As far as the actual products go, I really do love her designs. They are clean and simple. Timeless. Each piece is handmade by Emily, so each piece is unique to itself. Style-wise there are a lot of natural elements to the jewelry: leaves, feathers, and even seeds are common elements. All the silver is recycled and Emily tries to find suppliers that are ethical and restrict chemical usage. So, basically, once again, your products from the Market are going to be a lot better for you than others!
You guys should definitely take a look at her stuff. It’s beautiful and it really will last the rest of your life, which is a lot more than you can say for the usual Forever 21 or Target buys we all make!
If you want to see and hear more about Emily’s work, check out the links below OR just come see her at the HOPE Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 11:00 – 3:00 at Plaza Saltillo!
I’m Brooke, the author of the blog you’ve just read. Working with the HOPE Farmer’s Market has been so great, but unfortunately I will have to leave HOPE to finish my last semester at Baylor University this fall. I will graduate with a major in political science and a minor in poverty studies and social justice. When I’m not blogging, my days are full of studying for the GRE and applications. I know I’m super exciting this summer, right? But every blog, I’ll let you guys know something a bit more interesting about myself and this week’s fact is:
One time, I zip lined through the rainforest in Costa Rica. It was pretty great.