Andrea Fohrman

Jeweler

“I like the fact that if I have an idea and it's 3 o'clock in the morning and I can't sleep, I can just flip on the light and sketch.”

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Average Work Week

70+

“I like to make happy jewelry,” Andrea Fohrman says of her line of fine jewelry. Often colorful and whimsical, the final product of Fohrman’s art stems from the design process, which begins in classical creative fashion —touching pencil lead to a piece of paper. Even in a technologically advancing world, no method of artistic design is more portable than a sketch. It can move anywhere and anytime Fohrman is inspired. That’s important for a working mother, even if inspiration strikes during a bout of 3 a.m. insomnia.

Fohrman’s professional journey has always been in pursuit of creativity. Out of college, she took a job in the movie industry. When that position turned out not to exercise her creative muscles quite enough, she began designing jewelry in her spare time, which eventually caught the eye of people involved in film production. Though the road was long, the move into full-time jewelry making clarified itself from there. Today, you can see Fohrman’s work featured in publications like Vogue, or on the necks and ears of actors like January Jones and Connie Britton. Learn more in the video above.

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My Advice

Once you know what you want, work on getting to your goal every single day.  Keep at your goal and never stop until you hear the answer “Yes.” There will be tons of “No’s” and those are all experiences for you to get to where you need to be — never ever give up.

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