Ambassador Uber Kate
About Uber Kate
1. What is the first thing you drink in the morning?
A piccolo shot of coffee, followed by a slow cappuccino while I talk shop with my hubby and business partner.
2. What was your favorite jewelry piece to design out of all the ones you have done? Why?
Our living Vine Bangle..I carved the master out of wax and it’s based on a piece of vine I found on the South Coast of Australia.. it represents the growing twisting journey of life. I love that it’s solid metal, but still looks like it could grow around your wrist any minute!
3. What song would be the anthem of your design process?
“Strong enough” .. “to live without you”.. By Cher. I couldn’t live without bench time and creating previous pieces that tell the story of someone’s life.. I love the disco version and belt it out in the workshop.
4. What advice do you have for others entering your profession?
Do it, don’t listen to negativity.. follow your passion, keep curious, you will never know it all. I learn something new in our studio almost everyday. Read everything you can get your hands on to further your passion and surround yourself with a tribe of people who believe in you.. don’t define success by an end point but rather the joy you experience in creating jewellery every day.
5. As a designer, where do you draw your inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from stories, as a former journalist who had a career change, I’ve taken my love of crafting stories and now I handcraft people’s life stories into jewellery that they wear.
6. If you could meet anyone in the world, who do you want to meet? And why?
Richard Branson.. I want to be around that energy and his curiosity about everything is inspiring. I just know if I met him I would come away a better person/ business woman/ designer.
7. What kind of person wears YOUR Jewelry?
We design for people.. We craft baby bangles for newborns, engagement rings, sweet 16 handwritten cuffs, engraved circles when babies are born, grandmother bangles and necklaces telling the story of their lives with the names and dates of their loved ones.. I love the fact that our jewellery lives on people and is passed down. The kind of person who wears our jewelry is sentimental and connected.