Hello, dear readers. Inherent in the mission statement of The Bright Side Project is the unspoken belief that to “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” is an absolutely essential component in creating a happy and healthy lifestyle. Every now and then, we will ask our contributors to answer a few short questions on the ideas of happiness, creativity and sunshine. We hope these rays of light help inspire you to find the sunshine in your day, today and everyday.
Today we are honored to introduce you to Eva from Eva Hasunova.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Native to Czech Republic, Eva became fascinated with the handmade jewelry world while taking classes at School of Visual Arts and Parson School of Design in New York City. Having made her mark early on in the textile and fashion industries, Eva wanted to explore the journey of jewelry design and manufacturing. What began as a passionate hobby became a full time reality when Eva Hanusova Designs was created in 2010. Instead of jewelry simply manufactured by a machine, Eva wanted the imperfect beauty and sensual feel found in handcrafted designer jewelry. Eva’s collection was designed, inspired and crafted to reflect the beauty of natural forms with the endless potential of blending color, shape and texture. She sees the organic forms that are central to her designs as natural extensions of the body and is drawn to colorful irregular gemstones. Eva puts her heart into each piece that she not only designs, but also manufactures with her own hands. It was in the Spring 2012 that Eva launched an exciting new assortment of quality leather handbags to compliment her jewelry collection. Eva Hanusova jewelry is widely admired and sold in numerous boutiques across the USA, Japan and Europe and is currently available at Free People and Anthropologie stores.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
That’s what life is all about. We spend more of our waking hours at work than anything else, so loving how we spend that time, and what we do, should be a high priority for every one of us. I consider myself very lucky for loving my work. It can be stressful at times but at the end, if you are passionate about your work, the outcome is well worth it.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
My designs are inspired by everything I see around me. I’m inspired by the beauty of the individual gems themselves, organic forms found in nature and the creative process from start to finish.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Cuddling with my cat will do the trick.
What are you most grateful for?
The opportunity to pursue my passion and make a living while working with rare and beautiful gemstones.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Eva Hasunova.