Oh I really think I got a new creative crush!
Native New Yorker Pamela Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2006.
Since then, she has created a full production facility and design studio in Manhattan’s garment
district.The line is committed to sustainability and localized production. All gemstones and semi-
precious stones are ethically sourced and almost all metal used is recycled. The entire jewelry-
makingprocess, from design to sampling to full-scale production, is completed domestically
with the majority of it done in-house at Pamela Love’s Manhattan studio.Jewelry design was
not Pamela Love’s original path. She received her BFA in Experimental Film and Art Direction
from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as an
art director and painting assistant to renowned painter Francesco Clemente. Her background
in cinema and the arts continues to inform her designs. Pamela Love’s creations are deeply
spiritual and intuitive. She is heavily influenced by astronomy, astrology, alchemy, botany, the
American Southwest and the architecture of her home, New York City. While her inspirations are
steeped in American folklore, she also incorporates traditional tribal artisan patterns from North
Africa, Mexican folk art, and medieval European iconography into her designs, resulting in her own
immediately recognizable aura of modern urban mysticism. Pamela Love has collaborated with a
wide-range of acclaimed and emerging artists, designers, and retail brands. Noteworthy collabo-
rations include: Creatures of the Wind, Monique Lhuillier, Zadig & Voltaire, Nine West, Zac Posen,
Suno, JCrew, Topshop, Rogan, and Opening Ceremony.
I must confess that I know Pamela not from her beautiful jewlery but rather from her tattoos
she got and from her good friend and tattoo artist Minka Sicklinger. She organized a pop up
tattoo parlor togehter during her Made Fashion Week presentation. She and her illustrator
husband created a design menu based on themes and motifs from her jewellery line.
“Tattoos and jewelry are very similar, they are both decorative adornments for the body that
often have deep meaning to the individual. Jewelry is very personal, it is something that
you can wear every day and after a while the pieces you wear feel like they’ve become a
part of you. Getting a tattoo is a logical extension of that idea. It’s something you can carry
with you forever.” Pamela says about tattoos.