Jewellery maker Natrah Omar sure knows a thing or two about making a statement with some serious pieces of bling! We had a chat with Natrah who tells us what’s on her mind and how to turn heads with her quirky and glamorous jewellery pieces.
What’s on your mind at the moment?
A holiday in Paris.
Where do you get your inspiration for your designs?
I get my inspiration from travelling and hanging out with my friends and sharing ideas.
Favourite material to work with?
Metal, fabrics, beads, studs, crystals, and anything that’s unique that I find I can use and turn into a beautiful piece of jewellery.
What brings you great joy?
When my customers and friends tell me how beautiful my pieces are. Also, planning and getting ready for a vacation.
What’s your favourite piece of jewellery from your collection?
My favourite piece has got to be this statement piece I call the Chunky Chains. It’s a very edgy piece that’s got layers upon layers of chains in different lengths and textures.
How would you wear your statement pieces?
I would wear it with a simple T-shirt or one of my rock band statement tees.
What got you started in the jewellery making business?
I’ve always loved accessories. Last year I met a friend and we decided to start our own accessories brand which we now call The Extra Piece. I decided it was a good time to start this business as it’s time I do what I love to do in life which is designing and making accessories.
What quote do you live by?
“Fashion fades, but style is eternal.”- Yves Saint Laurent. I go by the saying that there are no restrictions in the world of fashion, so don’t be afraid to make a fashion statement out of your own style.
Any advice for budding jewellery makers?
Learn to appreciate custom made jewellery for the love and effort that was put into making them. Also learn to appreciate contemporary pieces of art as it will help you to improve and love your own designs.
What’s next for you?
I hope to come up with an edgier and unique collection in the near future and I hope to expose and expand The Extra Piece in the overseas market. Oh yes, and I also hope to stock up my jewellery in more retail outlets locally.