We are mad tea lovers here and we were curious to learn about Ann’s inspiration behind using tea in her jewellery.
In an exclusive chat with Love for tea, Ann tells us how she has always had a love affair with tea and has an entire pantry full of teas. “I think of tea as a travel vessel for the mind and soul”, she adds. “As I sip a cup of tea, I like to think about where the tea comes from, what the climate was like there, the people who harvest the tea, the journey the tea made to shops where I buy it from”. Her favorite section in any guide book is the local tea shop or the tea house.
Ann Mierisch is a German born photographer and an artisan jeweller based in Los Angeles. Her unique line of artisan jewellery is inspired by tea, nature, travel, Paris, animals and beautiful things found all around the world. Her wish to tell a story and inspire a conversation, is nurtured beautifully in her handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces.
“So it was inevitable that I would attempt to create jewellery out of tea. I was at my local tea shop when the purveyor spilled some tea on the counter and landed in this interesting pattern. Something sparked in me and I ran home to try to recreate what I saw on the counter at the tea shop. Through much trial and error Tea-Lace Jewellery was born.”
Ann uses finest premium loose leaf teas to create her pieces. Each piece is handcrafted with fine attention to detail. We adore her sincerity towards her form of expression, her selection of teas, her craftsmanship and imagination – which together create magic in every single piece.
Ann hopes to open a store in the coming year, but for now has an online shop, which we highly recommend you to check. We thank her for the kind gesture and considering our readers with a special discount. Use code LOVETEA on your first purchase to avail the offer.
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