We caught up with Tatum Lenahan, of LoveTatum, over coffee. Besides being a successful jewelry designer, she's a stylish and fun lady who's paving the way for other female entrepreneurs. We asked her a few questions about her line and what it's like creating and designing natural works of art that people love to wear.
What's been going on with LoveTatum jewelry since we last met up?
"I’ve been involved with many new exciting collaborations with celebrity stylists, Beijos Events- an event planning company based in San Francisco, FINE Magazine, Locale Magazine, San Diego Magazine and now gearing up to go gemstone collecting for Summer!"
Do you have a favorite place to travel for work? or to get inspired?
"My international travels have always inspired my designs, especially Ireland and Barbados but there’s nothing like living in San Diego. I have the best beach and plant-life at my fingertips to draw inspiration from year round."
Which celebrity would you love to see wearing LoveTatum?
Jessica Alba & Nicole Warne
With all that's going on with your line, how do you stay focused and centered during the craziness?
"It’s important to have balance in your life, even during the craziness. My release is photography, cooking, gardening and spending time with my little Frenchie, Dumpling. What keeps me centered and focused is surrounding myself with very supportive friends and family."
What do you think people love about your jewelry in particular?
"I’m pretty obsessed with unique gemstones, and I think people love the same things I love about my jewelry… the beauty of natural gemstones that have meaning."
The stones you use in your designs are so stunning and unique! How do you go about choosing just the right ones for your designs?
"I started as a rock collector when I was very young, so I'm automatically drawn to the rarity of each stone and look for unique shape, dimension, quality, clarity and origin."
Everyone is finding out about LoveTatum! How do you feel about making your mark in jewelry design?
"I feel truly blessed. If I ever took this for granted, I feel like this would all disappear, so I reflect constantly and I'm grateful for all of my new & loyal supporters. Thank you!"
Where do you see things going for LoveTatum in the not too distant future?
"LoveTatum continues to grow locally and expand into a home accessorizing brand."
If you love what you see, swing past our shop this Saturday for the LoveTatum Trunk Show. We'll be around 10-7, see you there!
Thank you for chatting with us Tatum!
Photos by Chantal Pasag