My name is Chelsea Lawler and I’m a 24 year old graduate student living in Philadelphia. I attend school full time while creating jewelry late into the night, which usually consists of using power tools that are way too loud for my neighbors (sorry guys!). I have an obsession with textiles, vintage beads, & small details. I love the spring and autumn, rocks and minerals, reading, cats, sparkly items, meeting new people, thrifting, and laughing.
What will shoppers find in your tent?
Shoppers will find a variety of unique creations! You'll see a lot of modern, simple, and classic pieces using basic gold and silver tones, but you'll also see funky, geometric pieces mixed with more natural pieces. I love to use a lot of rocks and minerals that I loved as a young girl, so they will definitely be making an appearance at my tent/ There will be plenty of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in a variety of things. I love staring at fabrics swatches or old texts for pattern/color inspiration. I'm constantly being blown away by other makers, whether it be fellow jewelry designers or illustrators. I may create an entire piece of jewelry from a specific color I saw in an illustration or sometimes, it'll come from the texture of something I found in nature, which also inspires me!
Besides Clover, where is your favorite place to shop for art, antiques, vintage or handmade?
I love to go thrifting and to flea markets for special treasures!
What possession do you most cherish?
I cherish the items that have been painstakingly handcrafted for me and special objects/photographs from my grandparents, many of whom I have never met.
Where can people find you outside of the Clover Market?
Shops: My jewelry is carried at Domestica and Hapa Collective. Fellow Clover seller Kristen Solecki and I are also currently curating a handmade gallery night in Philadelphia for the holiday season as well!