Today I introduce the lovely Angela Smith, jewellery and accessory maker and designer from Staffordshire. I met up with Angela some weeks ago now at the lovely Denstone Hall just outside of Uttoxeter Staffordshire. Although before actually meeting in person, we had been tweeting with each other for a couple of years.
Having met Angela and seen some of her gorgeous designs for myself, I just knew that it would be fab to feature her on my blog so here is a little bit about Angela and her business. For all those brides, take note of Angela’s advice when it comes to choosing your accessories!
What is your business called and what made you choose that name?
My business is called ‘Angela Smith Jewellery’ – I spent many a sleepless night trying to think of some catchy clever name for my business but then it hit me that actually my jewellery is unique to me, I am the person who designs and makes it so it is Angela Smith Jewellery,
How long have you been doing this?
I have been making jewellery for nearly twenty years.
What aspired you to start your business?
I was a stay at home mother with three young children. After the birth of my third child I realised that I could actually make jewellery that people wanted to buy so I could help contribute to the family income even if only in a small way and still be there for the children.
What aspect of your business gives you the most satisfaction?
Designing new and unique jewellery for a customer and seeing their face light up when they see it for the very first time.
What advice would you offer to brides to be, looking for their wedding accessories?
Always get your dress sorted first, take into consideration your neckline, the decoration on the dress and the colour and decide on how you will be wearing your hair as your jewellery needs to compliment the rest of your look, if you are having your jewellery made for you discuss in detail what your ideas are with your designer, who will be able to advise you on how well it will work with your dress and help you come to a decision based all the information you can provide, if you can supply a swatch or even a photo of the dress that will also help.
What are your future plans for your business?
I keep making plans and then something else comes along which moves my jewellery on in a different direction, as long as my ideas keep coming and I enjoy what I am doing I will keep on making and see where it takes me.
Some examples of Angela’s stunning designs 🙂
Angela is proud to be a member of the Staffordshire Artists Cooperative please visit Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall www.galleryat12.co.uk