Falling in love with a craft that inspires me to be more environmentally conscious and aware of things such as climate change and pollution are what drive me.
Taking inspiration from the wild and using the never ending supply of resources I hope to create hand made, one of a kind, bespoke pieces of jewellery to be sold to a global audience using online platforms.
Whilst combing the South-West coastline for Trash found washed up; I hope to combine eco friendly silver with materials such as sea glass to pottery, wood and even metal that has been organically tumbled by the ocean, giving each piece its own unique shape.
Having an Arts Degree and being a freelance photographer for the last 10 years, I have gained experience in many areas and learned transferrable skills that will complement the day to day running process of an online business.
With experience in curating my own work, creating my own website, marketing, selling and publishing. My photography background will play a huge role in promotional content and stock imagery to be output across the Trash media platforms to generate traffic.
Having little to no experience in jewellery making, except the few pieces I have already made and sold. I feel that money raised will be spent on tools, branding, attending jewellery making courses of which are crucial for progression especially in the early stages of the business. Thus with continuous research and investigation into influences. I will also try and test new techniques and materials of which are vital for maintaining fresh ideas, keeping up with trends and competition.
With a minimal one off start up cost and a sustainable flow of resources, I plan to make artisanal pieces of jewellery from my findings along the coast. With a flexible source of material and an endless supply of inspiration I will be able to maintain and create, a healthy and sustainable revenue.
Taking advantage of shoestring channels such as social media platforms and online websites like Etsy, I hope to generate a market places filled with beautiful, sustainable creations.
With a conservation message in mind, I hope to continue to do my part in clearing up the Uk coastlines and inspire people to do the same..