Who is Tiffany Marx and what do you do?
I am a Jewellery Designer, living in working in the beautiful city of Cape Town. I established my own brand of Contemporary Jewellery in 2006 and launched it at the Design Indaba Expo in Cape Town that year. Since then I have developed a strong following and loyal client base both here, and internationally.
I try and do a few new and exciting Collections every year, and also take on personal commissions. I am really passionate about what I do, I love the creativity involved in the process of making Jewellery, working with my hands and designing something that really speaks to my client’s specific needs. I also really enjoy working for myself and being able to call the shots and decide what I spend my time on. It’s not always easy but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
How would you define your style or art?
I generally have quite a clean, contemporary and modern style. I like trying to incorporate a touch of the unexpected in my pieces but still keeping things quite minimalistic. I think I have done a good job with a piece when people say “Wow, I have never seen anything like that before”
What inspires your work?
I get inspired largely by texture, shape and form. But it extends right through to fashion, fabrics and this beautiful country and landscape! That’s one of the things that I love the most about my work, is that inspiration can be found anywhere, in anything…
What are you currently working on?
So much!!! I have a really exciting earring concept-collection in the pipeline. I am also looking at opening a retail space at last!
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Establish your own distinct style. Stand out, don’t blend in. Work hard. Be bold. Be prolific. Set measurable goals. Stay positive. Become your own best self-promoter. Keep your word. And probably most importantly, believe 110% in yourself, because if you don’t, how on earth is anyone else going to?
Where can our readers follow your work?
Facebook: TIFFANY MARX – INSPIRED JEWELLERY