India is very modernized now, there’s a huge middle class, not like 10 years ago. But it’s such a crazy experience. One of my favorite things to came out of India is sandalwood, I use it a lot, do you ever use sandalwood?
I like the boxwood because it’s sturdier for my jewelry. I use rosewood. If I want a smaller size wood like a 4 mm or 5 mm box wood, I use the 6 to 10 but the sandalwood for what I do isn’t sturdy enough. It’s gorgeous and I’ve been commissioned to do pieces for people using either wood that they’ve had in their family, or something they picked up on vacation. I’ll rework things all the time for people; I love doing that.
Your stuff is in Macy's, it’s in Henri Bendels, JC Penny, Bloomingdales, it’s everywhere.
Well the piece that I did with Russell at Macy's downtown is done. And then my jewelry I work with Bloomingdales at 59th street; but I’m mostly in yoga studios throughout the country. That’s really who has come to me. It’s just me running my business. So between my 6 and 8 year old daughters and having my husband and parents helping, and me wearing my mommy hat, wearing all the hats I wear, when I squeeze in my jewelry business, this is what I’m able to squeeze in doing on my own. All my PR for all the magazines I’ve been in, I’ve done on my own.
I absolutely hands down love it! There’s nothing about it that I don’t love. I mean, I have to pay my taxes but I love it. Partly because I do it on my own terms, in my own time. And I love to see people in it and I feel so flattered when someone comes up when I’m in Bloomingdales doing a trunk show and they buy some pieces. I’m still in awe and I’ve been doing this a long time.
Above: Jennifer Stock practicing yoga with one of her daughters.