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Q&A With Sri Luce of Jewelry Line, Tulola (giveaway)

Aug 24, 2010 By Amy

MyFDB is very excited to bring you our first designer Q&A with Sri Luce of the accessories line, Tulola. The jewelry brand encompasses metal pieces that are all hand crafted by fire and skill – making everything unique. We recently got the chance to catch up with Sri to discover more about her and her design process.

1. What are some of the inspirations behind your line and how did you came up with the name Tulola?

I started Tulola a little over a year now with the intention of designing jewelry that was both contemporary but also still deeply rooted in the traditional methods of handcrafting silver. I have the amazing opportunity to craft my designs with some the Balis most talented artisans in here in our design studio.



My two greatest inspirations are the two women in my life, my daughter lola, and my mother. I called the collection Tulola after my daughters name Putu Lola or Tulola for short. My mother, Suarti, is an artist and designer and her passion, creativity and aesthetics still deeply inform my designs choices today. Most importantly, my mother taught me that beauty had to have substance, meaning and intention. Even our jewelry was had to be a unique expression of who were are. I try to bring this philosophy into my designs for Tulola.

2. Out of all the pieces you’ve designed so far, what are your favorites?

My current favorite by far is the Secret Garden Madallion earrings in shaded sapphires and Black rhodium. The filigree work was done one of our master artisans and is exquisite.

3. As an accessories maven, is there one piece of jewelry you refuse to take off or can’t live without?

Hammered Studs in gold from the Mandala collection or the Filigree Ball Pendant from the Kebaya Lace collection on a long thin chain. Worn Everyday:)

4. Have you custom-made pieces for your daughter, friends, or family?


Yes. All the time. Jewelry is so personal and is the perfect way to celebrate or acknowledge those that are close to you.

5. As a world traveler, what are some of your favorite destinations and places to shop?

Jaipur, India. Goa Markets, India. Semingyak, Bali. Suan Lum Night Bazzar, Bangkok.

6. Lastly, what advice do you have for aspiring fashion industry hopefuls?

Stay true to your self.

Awe…we think that last bit of advice is crucial when it comes to the hectic fashion industry. Sri is kind enough to provide an opportunity for our readers to win one of her favorite jewelry pieces, the Filigree Ball Pendant from the Kebaya Lace Collection (Retail $88). The necklace is absolutely beautiful with its intricate detailing, yet remains simple enough to wear everyday.

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To Enter:

Since Sri Luce has been greatly inspired by her worldly travels, leave a comment telling us a destination in the world you’d like to visit for inspiration and why.

A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Contest closes Monday, August 30th 10:00 am (PST). Thank you to Sri Luce of Tulola and Caro Marketing for coordinate the giveaway. giveaway featured on free!gretchen

For more information about Sri Luce and Tulola visit tuloladesigns.com.

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  • Vittoria

    I’d love to visit Italy…it’s a part of my heritage and my studies so I’d find it very inspiring!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

  • http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com Aik

    I’d love to go to Thailand. Thai culture really fascinates me and their food is simply amazing!

  • A ngie

    Definitely Paris! Between the fashion and food, how could I NOT be inspired?

  • Richard Peterson

    An Ashram in India

  • milaxx

    My dream vacation has always been the Australia/New Zealand/Tahiti/Bora Bora.
    They seem like such a beautiful and exotic locations I wish I had the money and time to go visit.

  • Hofken

    A destination in the world I’d like to visit for inspiration is New Orleans because of it’s history, resilience and mystique

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  • http://www.agentnerdy.com abitnerdy

    I’d definitely love to visit Japan for inspiration, they have such a beautiful eclectic mix. THey’ve got the majestic mountains and the beautiful country side to pull from, then they have the temples… the city.. the night life.. there is so much to be inspired by, even if it’s just their polite demeanor. I’d definitely love to visit Japan :D <3

  • sunchicka

    I want to visit Taiwan! Such beauty I have heard so much about the people and scenery.

  • Tatiana

    I’d love to visit Serbia! Mostly because my grandfather, my only surviving grandparent, is there. He is always a source of inspiration even though I haven’t seen him in 8 yrs. He went back when the war started because he said he would much prefer to die fighting for his country than living in safety in another. And the beautiful adriatic coastline doesn’t hurt either!

  • http://www.by-abby.blogspot.com Abby

    Japan I’d say. I love their kimono patterns! As well as architecture and art

  • Kellie Wilson

    I would love to travel to Japan. Their culture amazes me and I am obsessed with all things kawaii (cute in English)! I really hope I get the chance to visit some day. I love their candy and other foods but want to be able to actually eat it there!

  • katie Picklesimer

    AUSTRALIA! I have always wanted to see a kangaroo in person plus the country looks simply beautiful! :)

  • http://pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com liz

    i would love to visit Paris.
    Fashion and vintage thingy blends perfectly there.
    It will makes a great inspiration.

  • Zoe Campbell

    I’ve never been to New York and would love to get away from the lights of Times Square and explore the village, meatpacking district and Brooklyn. I feel it would be full of inspiration to stay and play amongst real New Yorkers.

  • Jennifer B

    I want to visit Israel for inspiration, because there is so much history and I want to see firsthand everything that I read about in the Bible. I think it would be a life changing experience.

  • Michelle jadaa

    Id love to visit Thailand,i hear the shopping there is amazing!

  • Michelle Simons

    I would love to travel to Montana and breathe the fresh air there. Get in contact with nature. Go stay on one of their little cabins on a mountain. Fish, bonfires, relax. See happy things.

  • Marsha Jones

    I’ve always wanted to visit England. I love reading about this fascinating place and would love to visit some of the historical sites.

  • Theo

    I’d love to visit Denmark for that fairy tale appeal. That would be some mesmerizing inspiration!

  • Jen

    I want to visit south america. The colors and the culture just seem like such a beautiful happy lively place to visit

  • Grace

    I would love to visit Greece. I love the food and music and the language is beautiful. I’ve seen pictures and tons of movies that show how beautiful the unique architecture is there and I would love to see it for myself :)

  • LAMusing

    I’d like to go to Fiji for inspirations – it’s very different from where I’ve traveled in the past.

  • Norma

    I’d like to travel to Russia for inspiration – the decadent romance of the former royal dynasty and the stark years of the Scviet rule are such contrast

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