From lego houses to fashionable jewellery
Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator
From making elaborate lego houses as a child, Cyrena Forbes has graduated to creating them on a larger scale and also expressing herself in different forms. "I was fascinated by working with different materials; it's a form of expression but on a larger scale now, " she told Flair in an interview at her Havendale home in St Andrew.
Last year, she graduated from the University of Technology with a bachelor's degree in architecture. However, that has been put on the back burner for her latest love - jewellery and interior designing. "Architecture is more technical. It's not only about a nice design, there are so many components. Interior design is the more interactive side, you're more free," she explained.
Her jewellery designing began about three to four years ago as really personalised unique pieces as presents for family and friends. It became a full-time business after many failed attempts at finding unique inexpensive pieces. When she wore them, persons liked them and requested similar pieces for themselves.
"People are in for unique pieces that are homemade, a lot of people appreciate that," notes the past student of Immaculate Conception High School. She notes that her pieces are done to order.
Cyrena likes to work with copper, glass and natural elements using concepts from architecture. "trying to be as friendly as you can to the environment".
You can see more of her designs on facebook at cyrendipity.