The fine lines of my yogi girls match the delicate pieces from @ele4orcejewellery!I’m a sucker for a pop of colour and am loving the latest additions to my jewellery. The Dosha test which I took on their website told me I am Vata Air and Ether and it was spot on for me… Is anyone else?! I’m not sure if I would have picked Ruby or Emerald beforehand and I am loving knowing the pieces that help create peace and balance in my world. I cannot wait to share with you all my latest blog on all things DOSHA testing & fine jewellery.
Sophie Le Couteur blog
Sydney based Sophie Le Couteur is an Australian artist inspired by yoga, the sea and minimalism. Her love of art started at a young age; her Nanna an artist and teaching her all that she knew. In 2020 she started sharing her works with the world and hasn’t looked back.
– What inspired you to become an artist?
Because I’m following a passion, I think I’ve always been an artist!
My Nanna was an artist, and growing up I was very lucky to have spent time with her in her studio. I knew I wanted to do something in a creative field and finished a Bachelor of Design at university but I never really followed that path from a career perspective. It was only after receiving advice that I would feel more fulfilled if I did something that brought me joy and happiness that led me to pick up paintbrushes again in 2019.
At the time, I never in my wildest dreams envisioned that my art could become a business. However, the more I shared my world online, the more that people told me that they wanted to buy my works.
Officially, I turned my creative passion into my career in 2020 and I’ve not looked back.
– Which was your result from the DOSHA test?
I am predominantly Vata Air and Ether.
– How do you think it reflects your personality, do you see this element within yourself?
While I’d never taken a DOSHA test prior, it was clear upon receiving my results that I’m a Vata person; reflected in many of the characteristics.
As an artist, I’m obviously creative by nature and I like to think outside the box, but really do get easily preoccupied! There are so many ideas and grand plans I have buzzing around that I want to get to and create… However, unless I stick to a plan and follow daily routines (even when I’m working for myself!) I will generally forget things that need to be done as I’m onto the next thing. Daily to-do lists are my lifesaver!
The impact of having a lot of ideas running through my mind can mean I overwhelm myself a little and become stressed. I found yoga and meditation to help calm me and the impact that they had on my life was substantial enough for my first drawing collection to be based on yoga postures, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that as a Vata person these are the types of activities that are suggested to relax us.
Also – I’d follow the sun the whole year around if I could! I really do dislike the cold (another classic trait).
– What is your favourite item from Ele4orce and how does it make you feel each time you wear it?
Because I’m prone to stress and anxiety, stones that work for me are those that promote balance; like ruby and emerald.
My favourite piece of jewellery from Ele4orce is the Balance Salamander Ring, which I have in 18ct white gold with a ruby.
My rings are typically something I leave on, even when I’m drawing, so my preference is those that are most comfortable. Because the Salamander ring is really delicate and fine, I have barely noticed that I’m wearing a ring (until I look down) and I really like that it is super wearable!
– If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking to invest in their first high-end jewellery item, what would it be and why?
First of all, do your research and know what works best for you. I know that, for my skin tone, white gold and silver tones work best – and I know my ring sizes too, which is really helpful when buying online (but also probably a product of spending my university years working in high end jewellery!!)
Outside of this, my key would be finding pieces that have a story behind them. I think people underestimate the power of meaning and a story. That story could be that a piece of jewellery was given to you and reminds you of that point in time, or it could be the story that the designer has created that you’re able to share when someone asks you about a piece. Every piece of jewellery I own has a story behind it that resonates with me personally.