The Covid-19 lockdowns forced TV presenter Angela Scanlon to slow down, but they also gave her an “opportunity” to create her own “locked child” – a jewelry collection strength.
I spent years saying I would wait, I would wait, I wasn’t ready to do it, it wouldn’t be right, I didn’t have the time,” she said.
“And then the lockdown was like, ‘You know what, nobody knows what’s going to happen, so if there’s something you want to do, do it now and if you fall on your face, that’s it. good’. “
Scanlon surveyed her Frkl gold and silver jewelry collection on the opening day of the Create presentation at Brown Thomas on Dublin’s Grafton Street.
The Co Meath woman has become a household name in the UK since moving there to pursue her television career on The One Show and Your home is perfect. She also has her own talk show, Ask me anythingon RTE.
However, only after years of delay, she finally launched her own line of jewelry.
“That’s the real thing that gets me out of a stalemate, that if you want to do something, do it and learn as you go,” she said.
“I was used to working at a fast pace and traveling and all of a sudden the lockdown slowdown gave my head some space, and I think I was more creative than it really was in the long run. .”
Scanlon admits she’s “really hard on herself”.
“My expectations are very high,” she said. “They were always the kind of unrealistic. I always fall short of points, and I think locking the door gives me the feeling, ‘Oh, wait, nothing is guaranteed and things can change dramatically in a second, so let’s just go. do it’.
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“We don’t get forever. We can’t take that for granted. I think we can be kept waiting for the exact opportune moment, and I just don’t know if there ever is. the time is right or not. The old creative sources have flowed, so Frkl is a locked kid.”
The jewelry line is just one of three Scanlon lock products. She wrote a book, Joyriderand last February, she gave birth to her second daughter, Marnie, four-year-old sister Ruby.
Scanlon was one of a number of locked ads chosen by Brown Thomas’s purchasing director, Shelly Corkery, to join Create, which ran for six weeks with 27 designers.
Siadbh Duffy is a hairdresser in Waterford and moved to Kilkenny, where she created a range of crystal amulets.
Sara Ross is a lawyer traveling between Tralee and London, who last year launched her FiorSo jewelry line.
Gabrielle Malone left her job in New York to move home and launch her own knitwear line, while artist Caroline Duffy, from Co Louth, switched from working for others to start her own business. with paintings and wearable art.
https://www.independent.ie/style/lockdown-gave-me-space-to-create-angela-scanlon-shows-off-her-new-jewellery-collection-at-brown-thomas-41816947.html ‘Lockdown has given me space to be creative’ – Angela Scanlon shows off her new jewelry collection at Brown Thomas