“I believe in jewelry that has something to say and has a story behind it.”
I’m really excited to present the collaboration and talent from Ale Bremer Jewelry.
I met Ale Bremer back in college and to see her evolution inspires me very much. She moved to New York City a few years ago and since then she is been growing and making pieces that speak of who she is as a person and as an artist. Her pieces seem to capture the bohemian and magical style that I always tend to love. Her work is so unique and honest, and also has such a nostalgic, vintage quality that leads me to think she respects her intuition and background very much. Each piece makes you feel the inspiration she gets from Mexico’s rich culture, more than complementing your outfit these pieces will truly make you feel the places she’s been and the love she puts into the work she does.
Read on for an interview with Ale and to see some of her incredible Jewelry!
Special thanks to Ale Baldizón for modeling the jewelry.
What is your ideology as an artist?
I believe in jewelry that has something to say and has a story behind it. I want to captivate ideological and cultural contrasts. Inviting the wearer to be aware of the stories and craftsmanship involved in the creation of the pieces.
Did you always dream of becoming a jewelry designer?
I was influenced by my grandfather, a metallurgical engineer. We used to visit the family ranch on weekends and he would always carry around with him a little booklet to catalogue stones and minerals, mostly quartz that he would pick up from the roads to have us examine them. So, from an early age I had an appreciation for metals and craftsmanship.
How did you find your passion?
I had always been fascinated by art, I took painting and drawing classes from an early age and started my career as a Graphic Designer. After I took my first Metals class, I felt a deep desire to dedicate my life to become a Metalsmith.
What was the main inspiration behind your current line?
I come from the desert, that is the main inspiration for “Tough Grit” . The dark night skies and infinite shining stars, the embossed leather saddles, embroidered white shirts and silver spurs that were so present in my childhood at the Northern Mexican desert.
Do you travel a lot for inspiration?
Going back to Mexico always inspires me. The culture, colors, textures and patterns are traits that influence my work. From Mexico City to Tulum, every time it gives me a whole new perspective of what Mexico has to offer.
How do you overcome your fears?
If I ever fear something won’t work or if I ever second guess myself I try to go for it, if it doesn’t result as I imagined, I take it as a learning process to improve myself.
Who inspires you today?
I’ve always been inspired by Art Smith, William Spratling and Antonio Pineda, the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-20th century.
Why New York?
The great diversity and constant movement of the city constantly inspires me. New York gave me the opportunity to grow as an artist and showed me the appreciation there is for my trade.
What is the process to create a magical piece?
There is always something that inspires me and captivates my attention. I start with a concept and I sketch some designs, I envision materials, colors and textures and make models. I like starting with something that transforms into something magical in the process.
Who is your favorite artist?
I have many favorites but to name a few, Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois.
What piece of design advice do you happily ignore?
Making jewelry nowadays is all about trends.
Where did you grow up and how did that shape you as a creative person?
I grew up in the US-Mexican border. Having the contrast of two countries gave me a wider understanding of cultures, aesthetics and design methods.
How did creativity change your life?
It led my way for self expression.
How do you describe your style?
Eclectic, bohemian, conceptual and contemporary.
I like to make pieces to wear everyday without putting too much effort on it. My bracelet stacks and rings are with me everyday, I never take them off.
Professionally, what’s your goal?
To keep doing what I love, which is making jewelry and art.