When did you first start making jewelry and how did you learn?
I have been collecting beads, sequins and ribbon and making jewellery ever since I was little. I took a class a few years ago to learn the basics but from there it’s all been self-taught.
Can you remember the first piece you made?
I made a necklace from clay fruit shapes for a Brownie competition, I think I had quite a bit of help from my mum but I did win first prize!
Where do you look for inspiration?
I look for inspiration everywhere. When I’m at my desk I rely heavily on Pinterest and blogs but I find the most inspiration comes from travelling and people watching! I work in central London so there is such a diverse selection of people and influences all around me.
What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?
My craft space is my lounge, I usually make whilst sitting on the floor looking out the window. I have just had a big re-organisation of my craft supplies as I kept losing stuff. I keep most supplies in plastic boxes separated by type and sometimes colour too. It took forever to re-arrange!
What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?
My husband normally dominates the TV with endless sport programmes. If he’s not in then I normally just work in silence or with the radio on. My day job is really hectic so I enjoy the peace and quiet.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I’m trying to improve my photography so I spend quite a lot of time with my camera in hand. There are so many other hobbies I would like to try, painting, screen printing, knitting, the list is endless! When I get the chance I like to bake or go for a swim, I find I have loads of ideas when I’m in the pool.
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Don’t be scared to make a mistake when jewellery making, just enjoy the process of being creative you can always use the materials for something else if your project doesn’t work out as planned.