Today on Coffee with a Creative we are meeting a crystal specialist, Charul, of Gemhance, she is one of the many like-minded creatives I have had the joy to interview, talking about her, her business and her favourite hot drink of choice!
What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice?
Hot Chocolate as i don’t drink coffee
What inspired you to set up your Company?
Personal experiences of when I was at a dark place in my life and the change crystal healing, Reiki and Yoga brought to make life worth living again
Can you describe a typical workday (from wake up to lights out)?
Yoga and meditation first thing. Then hello to friends and relatives, get ready, and meet the first client of the day for a consultation followed by admin. Lunch is then followed by another client, more admin, then to tackle the socials like Facebook, maybe Pinterest or Instagram. The late afternoon is dedicated to picking up the children and dinner, their activities, making the jewellery, reading for half an hour and then bed.
Describe your signature style
Wirework and Makrame style jewellery
Describe the best project you could get if budget was a non-contender
Painting silk scarfs and silversmithing
What’s next for the Company?
Organise Crystal Healing for groups and meditation classes in a studio and workshop environment
How and why did you become a *said* designer/creative?
I’ve had personal life changing experience and my aim is to help others benefit from the healing properties of crystals. Especially those who don’t see light at the end of tunnel. I learnt through experience and guidance from my master and so I started helping. I realised people would forget to keep their crystals with them and using my creative side I decided to design beautiful handmade bespoke crystal healing gemstone jewellery so that it looks fashionable to wear and wearers benefit from all the positive energy of the crystals too.
What are your top 3 *creative* tips?
– Believe in yourself
– Map out what you want to achieve
– Create what pleases you the most and it will definitely be liked by others
What *creative* design trends do you wish would go away?
Anything made unethically and leather goods
Describe your life in 5 words
Live life to your best
What are you thankful for?
Thankful to have great kids and family
What is your perfect weekend in the City?
Going to crystal shops and spending time learning more about the holistic way of living with like minded people
What is your prefect weekend in the Countryside?
Walking in nature with the kids, doing Yoga with them within nature, breathing in fresh air. Eating healthy meals. Relaxing and having therapies.
Where in the World is your most favourite place to visit and why?
Zanzibar in Africa, beautiful sea side, small roads, pure air, quiet life. Where my first few years were spent
Charul and Gemhance can be found on social media on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. They also have some fantastic products on their website, so take a look.