To hail the return of the Wednesday Indie Artist Fixx interview series after a spotty hiatus, I have a special treat for you guys. Not only am I sharing my interview with Rebecca Coagan Scharlatt, the designer behind the Morse coded jewelry line called COATT, but I’m also doing a fun giveaway as well. Rebecca has very generously offered up one of her custom Morse coded message necklaces for one lucky Indie Fixx reader to win. Read the details below and after that my interview with Rebecca.
How to enter
There are two steps to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post with a 20 character or less message that you would like to be made into a Morse coded necklace if you were to win this giveaway.
2. Like the COATT page on Facebook.
One winner will be chosen to one a custom made Morse coded necklace with a 20 character or less message of their choosing. I will be choosing one random entrant to win. The winner must have completed both steps to be eligible. This giveaway will end July 20th at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be notified via email.
Now onto my interview with Rebecca Coagan Scharlatt…
How did you come up with the concept for your Morse coded jewelry line? What was your inspiration?
I really wanted a necklace I could wear everyday and one that was feminine, modern and meaningful. As far as inspiration, over the past six months, of all day everyday morse coded necklaces, I have found a plethora of inspirations that were in brain storage—like the amazing Jonathan Safran Foer character of Oskar, who makes his mom a Morse Code bracelet, and the old industrial building that I can see from my loft window with the name MORSE in huge white painted letters that are partly rubbed off with age.
Who are three of YOUR favorite jewelry artists?
What’s the best about what you do? And the worst?
The best is that I have made something that I love and people seem to love. I hope to one day soon start making use of the pile up of ideas in my head. The worst thing is waiting and running a business 24/7 until I can afford to take the time to create again.
Share any big accomplishments or goals that you completed.
Having a website after making and selling jewelry lines for the past decade without one is a huge hurdle. I have a line that I love to make, I can make it in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment and makes so many people happy all over the world. It’s more like a dream than a goal.
Share 3 things that you are crushing on right now from other indie artists/crafters/designers.
1. I love Alisha Louise’s bracelets, yes, you heard it…bracelets…soon to be released! Her enamel work is so fine and plump, nothing else like it. In the meantime, I would like the entire collection of pendants.
2.I must have the entire collection of Lillith Rocket Ceramics. They are beautiful and timeless. I will definitely register with her when I get married.
3. Here’s a pretty personal one, I think after 13 years of being engaged I’ve finally settled on a stone by Conroy & Wilcox, just not sure which shape…TBD.
What’s new or in the works for COATT?
In the works for COATT short term are more pieces in the jewelry line, details coming soon! There’s also definitely going to be a shop, somewhere a gal can really go to town registering for her wedding. I’d like to have some products be a one for one business model like Tom’s does.