Designer Andrea Fohrman discusses her inspirations, aspirations, and creative process.
What inspires you when creating pieces?
I have always been obsessed with anything having to do with the weather and the sky, along with things that make me happy or intrigue me. My first necklace was based on a Victorian moon trinket that I found at a flea market. I have always been amazed by the phases of the moon. My first designs were a collection of moon phases, and I continued my sky theme from there. I also love rainbows. They mean something to almost anyone.
What materials do you typically use in your jewelry?
Mostly 18 karat gold and precious stones mixed with unusual gemstones that I collect from all over the world—especially India, Brazil, and South America.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj5Fw7ZlHFW/
What’s your process?
Sometimes it starts with a stone that I find, and I design around that stone. A lot of times what draws me in is color, but I also want the piece to be classic and wearable.
Who would be your dream collaborators?
Mother Denim, Birkenstock, and Kelly Wearstler.
Any plans to open a brick-and-mortar? And where would you put it?
I’ve thought about having a retail space, and I could see opening a small shop in the near future. I think it would be good to have a place to showcase my designs. I’d probably keep it local to my life—Sherman Oaks/Studio City.