We are getting to know our designers a little better, with a few insights into their creativity and future plans. Jane, from Eleanor Rose Jewellery, is our first guest.
Have you always been creative?
Looking back I guess I’ve always been on the creative side and really enjoy the process of making or changing something – pottery, painting or up-cycling furniture for example.
How did you get started as a jewellery-designer?
I discovered jewellery making after making bracelets and necklaces for my daughter as gifts for good luck and keepsakes and soon became hooked! These gifts extended to friends and family and beyond and I’m pleased to say my bracelets are now also available on www.whatialwayswanted.com. As my daughter was my initial inspiration Eleanor Rose jewellery is named after her.
Is designing your full- time job?
Designing jewellery is part-time at the moment but I would love it to be my full-time job.
What have you designed that has not made it to whatialwayswanted.com yet?
I have designed a co-ordinating jewellery collection with semi-precious beads and sterling silver, with bracelets that can be mixed, matched and stacked. They are so easy to wear, great for any age and can be made to size for a perfect fit. There are so many gorgeous semi-precious beads to choose from but I plan to add a selection of Indian Agate bead bracelets to whatialwayswanted.com. The beads are truly beautiful in an array of muted colours from moss-green to gentle mauve.
As for the future I plan to remain a one-man band as designer-maker-seller, as I love the whole process, but to do much, much more!
Please name an item on whatialwayswanted.com that you would love to have and why.
I have bought several handmade items from whatialwayswanted.com as gifts. If I was treating myself I would love an evening bag by Bleuet Textiles for a touch of individual style and glamour and a beautiful umbrella by Love Umbrellas to make rainy days cheerful. I love to support independent designers and small businesses, it is the best way to discover the most wonderful, unique and individual gifts with great personal customer service – it’s the best way to shop!
And now some questions just for fun.
Tea or Coffee - Coffee
Winter or Summer – Summer
Xfactor or Strictly – Strictly
Holiday home or Abroad – Abroad
Cinema or DVD - Cinema
Cat or Dog – Dog (with apologies to our cat!)
Christmas or New Year -Christmas
Pepsi or Coke – Coke (with a splash of Bacardi)
Fruit or Veg – Fruit
What is your favourite book? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
What is your favourite film? High Society
Your favourite Band/Musician Sting
Thank you so much Jane for giving us an insight into your world. To visit Jane’s lovely shop just follow the link http://www.whatialwayswanted.com/m106/Eleanor-Rose-Jewellery/index.html