SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Aspiring jewelry designer Mark Strelau of Type AG is creating his own "silver lining" out of the dark cloud of stage 4 ovarian cancer his mother his currently battling with, turning his family's tragic reality into inspiration. Mark is dealing with the grievous events relating to his mother's cancer by creating a line of edgy sterling silver ring designs that are as cool as they are symbolic, meaningful and cause-conscious. Indeed, with a hip and trendy urban aesthetic and a passion-driven purpose, Mark has his sights set on motivating others... one silver ring at a time as detailed in the below-listed Q&A interview.
But, with less than a month left in his Kickstarter.com campaign, where worthy creative endeavors get "all-or-nothing funding" crowdsourced from regular folks, time is of the essence to get the word out about Mark, his Kickstarter.com plight, and his design work that's hell-bent on offering strength and support to others. In kind, Mark is reaching out to the blogger and social media community at large with the hope they will be moved by his story, share it with others, and help facilitate even $1 pledges that will help Mark reach his modest crowdfunding goal before time runs out this December 7. Mark knows it takes a village to be successful in this life, and is humbly asking the village for assistance at this critical time. View his emotional video plea at www.tinyurl.com/Strelau.
Below, Mark provides some insight and inspirations regarding his flagship ring line along with his unique path in the dental industry that uniquely fueled his ability to become a jewelry designer.
**INTERVIEW WITH RING DESIGNER MARK STRELAU**
Your company name -- what does it mean or represent?
The name is pegged to the element abbreviation for Silver, which is AG. My 100% sterling silver rings are bold, unique, and truly encompass different personality types while being a symbol of motivation and perseverance.
How did you learn to work with silver as a medium and to design jewelry?
For the past 14 years, I've been creating dental crowns and veneers in a laboratory. I must say, it's actually been very rewarding to know how many new smiles came from my work. However, since the age of 13 my aspiration has always been to create a business in which I can inspire people to make a better life for themselves, their family, friends, and all the people around them. It's just how I'm wired.
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