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Lefty Korine, daughter of both Harmony and Rachel Korine, has been making a killing with her accessories brand called By Lefty. Jewelry such as bracelets and beaded necklaces are offered as well as 14-carat gold hoops with unique charms. In an interview with HypeBae, Korine discusses how she got into design, as well as her plans for the future of her brand.

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Korine was asked if she had always been interested in designing jewelry as well as what inspires the design of each piece she creates. In response to the first question regarding having initial interest, she said, "No — I wanted to buy stuff and I needed to make my own money for it, so I had the idea to start a business. Then people kept ordering things so I had to design more!" As far as what inspires the designs, Korine said, "the things in my brain. Fashion and lots of color, especially pink."

While she usually works with 14K gold and colored beads, Korine has mentioned that she wants to start experimenting with other materials. "I want to start working with different colored gemstones and more original charms. I have some new designs for charms that are being made right now. I also want to make some clothing and maybe hats," she said.

Now that the brand is starting to grow, Korine was asked if there are any seasonal collections on the horizon, to which she said, "Yes, I have a Christmas necklace and I’m going to start to experiment with more themes and ideas as I go.  I have a lot of new stuff I wanna try. I want to make more one-of-a-kind pieces with gold."

When asked how it has felt to watch her brand flourish, Lefty Korine said, "It’s fun for me to see people wearing the stuff I make.  I hope it all keeps growing. I like doing photoshoots with models and set decorating."

Despite the pandemic, Korine has found running her jewelry brand to be "...pretty easy actually. I can make the jewelry from my home, and I have lots of time to work on new things."

Information originally sourced from HypeBae.