Marie Bruns: “Real Jewelry for Real Women”
Marie Bruns is a finalist in the ‘Texas’ Next Top Designer’ competition. Looking over her collection, you’ll see why she’s a winner!
What is it about shiny baubles that just call to a woman? They stir her imagination and her heart. Marie Bruns, an Australian transplanted in Texas completely understands how women feel about jewelry. She told us one of the reasons why she became a jewelry designer was, “I just loved [jewelry] so much, I figured I had better learn how to make it if I wanted to afford some nice things.”
It’s her love that shines through in every piece she creates: whether it’s a pair of earrings, stackable rings, or bangles that you want to create an arm party with, her items shine with attention to detail and delight the eye.
We got a chance to e-chat with her recently. We found out what it’s like to see your work in national magazines, who she’d love to wear her jewelry on the red carpet and more!
BettyConfidential: You’ve been in InStyle, Health and Star magazines among others, as well as the Classy and Fabulous blog. How does it feel when you see your jewelry in print?
Marie Bruns: It is always thrill when you see your own items being featured. Sometimes I cannot believe it is real! It always makes me feel proud, that all my hard works pays off when one item gets chosen for a magazine or blog.
BC: You’re a finalist in Texas’ Next Top Designer, congrats! What was your reaction when you found out?
MB: I was very excited to be chosen amongst such a talented group, and I made a great friend out of it too! They also happen to design jewelry.
BC:You’re an Australian living in Texas; out of curiosity, how did you end up in the Long Horn State?
MB: I originally came to the states to finish up my graduate degree and just ended up staying here.
BC: Is the creative energy in Texas similar or different to where you lived in Australia?
MB: I would say that the creative energy in Houston is definitely on the rise. I also get my inspirations from all my travels over the world.
Up next: Marie dishes on the first piece she ever created, her favorite piece of jewelry, and more!