Name: Karen Lila Yost
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Favorite food: All things potato
Favorite movie(s): Let the Right One In
Favorite accessory: Necklaces
Current obsession: Decorating my soon to be newborn’s room
What should everyone to know about you?
Making jewelry makes me so happy and I am so grateful to be able to share it with all of you!!
What do you when you’re not creating incredibly cool stuff for us?
I love taking my chihuahua named Pony for walks, painting oil paintings, hanging out with my husband, seeing friends, decorating my home
Who are your favorite artists or designers?
my husband JT Yost is an amazing artist. I also love Renee French, Elizabeth McGrath, Jennifer Davis, Noir Jewelry to name a few.
How did you start doing this kind of work?
I learned to make silver jewelry at summer camp when I was 12
Can you remember your first project?
I made a pair of earrings shaped like teardrops with pink stones set on the fat part of the drops.
What do you look to for inspiration?
Inspiration is everywhere it’s so hard to pinpoint. The world around me when I take walks, other people’s work, blogs, t.v., bugs, dead things…
Where do you work?
Out of my home.
Do you listen to any music while you work
Yes…so much! My husband probably has 3,000 albums on our computer but some of my favorites are: The Knife, Hedwig and The Angry Inch Soundtrack, The Breeders, Johnny Cash, Magnetic Fields, Cyndi Lauper…etc.
How would you describe your style?
Cute and Strange
Are you working on any new projects?
I am about to go on maternity leave for a few months so I have stopped myself from starting anything new. It’s really hard not to work and that’s one thing I am going to miss the most.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I LOVE SHANALOGIC!!! Thanks for looking at my life and jewels. (editor note: awww, shucks:-)