Get to Know... Amy Shepsman

03 . 21 . 2017

Amy Shepsman's exuberant Flaca Jewelry is inspired by architecture around New York City and different textiles, textures, and other organic matter.

One of a Kind:  Why did you start your Flaca Jewelry line?

Amy:  After working in both the entry level base jewelry world and then the high end luxury jewelry world, I felt there was a great void between the two.  I wanted to fill the niche and allow women quality and innovative design, without breaking the bank.

One of a Kind:  What will you be bringing to the Spring show?

Amy:  Our entire tassel collection and new pieces for Spring.  Each silk tassel is hand-wrapped.  We can customize colors and pieces for every client while they wait.

One of a Kind:  If you weren't an artist, what would you be?

Amy:  I can't imagine doing anything else.  I love the hustle!

One of a Kind:  What inspires you?

Amy:  I'm inspired everyday!  Places, food, people... New York is an awesome place to be a young entrepreneur. 

I went to Thailand and Cambodia on my honeymoon. Talk about inspiration! My entire Fringe Benefits collection was based off of the incredible tapestries and colors we saw.

One of a Kind:  Since we're celebrating Spring, what do you love most about the season?

Amy:  Being able to spend more time outside.

One of a Kind:  What do you do on a rainy Spring day?

Amy:  Movies and clean!

One of a Kind:  Cubs, White Sox or other?

Amy:  Obviously Cubbies after this past year but I grew up on Long Island so Yankee blood runs deep in my veins!

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