After I was made redundant from a job in a book shop I decided to try and turn a long standing hobby into a more serious ‘job’! I came up with the name and logo pretty quickly, and had a friend realise the concept for me. I was always re-using old jewellery so I decided that I would continue to do so, and use mostly recycled components. This involves fun days out wandering around charity shops with friends, searching beaches for pottery and glass or being given old and broken jewellery to use. I try and reuse or recycle as much as possible and many of the items I create are totally unique, one off pieces. After focusing mostly on jewellery I have started expanding out into greetings cards, fridge magnets and hopefully soon, small bags and purses.
I love to draw and my shop is full of fun retro styled cards, mirrors, stickers and badges that feature my quirky illustrations. I am obsessed with old movies, vintage kitsch and retro toys, many of which are featured in my work. I trained as a broadcast designer at university and I currently work full time as a television designer at the BBC. I was born in East London, grew up mostly in Kent and now live in Glasgow with my boyfriend, our small daughter and 2 fat cats.
I am directly descended from the London Turner-Soane family which means that I am lucky enough to count the painter J.M. William Turner and architect Sir John Soane as my great grandads seven generations back, which may explain why I’m much better at drawing buildings than people!!.
I have two Etsy shops, a vintage store and one for my illustrated products.