Everyone, Meet Your New Favorite Jewelry Maker
We’ve got a hankering for handmade jewelry — statement necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Add in unique geometric shapes and bright hand-painted color and you’ve got Brit + Co Maker, Christina Anton of Boo + Boo Factory. Trained in architecture, Christina adds texture, dimension and color to her leather pieces. Read on to find out why we’re crushing on her and her enviable style.
Why did you decide to start Boo and Boo Factory and how did you come up with the name?
I decided to start Boo and Boo Factory before graduate school to help pay for my supplies and models. The name represents me and my fiance who is a great supporter of my business. I’m boo and he’s the other boo. The factory part is a play on words. When I get really busy, I make my handmade pieces in an assembly line.
Where do you get your inspiration?
The forms, shapes, colors and patterns are all inspired by my training in architecture. I find inspiration in science, nature and natural forms. I also enjoy color and playful compositions.
Tell us how technology has changed and supported what you do.
I’m an architectural designer, so I’ve had a lot of experience with fabrication such as CNC milling, 3d printing, laser cutting etc. These methods have influenced my design aesthetic quite a bit. I am starting a new line of 3d printed and laser-cut metal jewelry which will be directly related to my architecture portfolio. Boo and Boo Factory is more analog and hands on. So it’s nice to have high tech and low tech methods in my daily regimen.
What does the making process look like for you?
All pieces are handmade from my Chicago studio, where I sit at my desk, look for inspiration with my own photography, and lay out different color combinations of leather and various supplies. I could have anywhere close to 100 individual colors. The fun is combining them in unusual or unexpected ways.
What’s up next for Boo and Boo Factory?
I’m working on a larger bag line and expanding to phone case covers, wallets and tablet cases, as well as cosmetic bags and larger pouches. It’s really fun and allows me to play with textile design and pattern.
What’s one piece of advice you’d share with other makers?
Don’t worry what everyone else is doing. Take a leap to make your dreams come true. The worst that will happen is that you will fail, learn, try again and get better at your craft.
Do you love the bright colors and shapes of Boo + Boo Factory? Get yours at the Brit + Co Shop!
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
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Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
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