My name is Nicola and I am the owner of Handmade by Nicola Ann.
I started my small business in March of 2015. I had previously been a Teaching Assistant but unfortunately due to getting ill I had to give up the job I loved. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. Finding myself with a lot of free time I began quilling just for something to do. I then tried to sell my creations I was making, surprisingly people bought my work, this is how my business began. It has evolved over the years, mainly due to my health and capabilities. As well as quilling I started to play around with polymer clay and found that I had a bit of a talent for it, so now I make fun and quirky creations from clay. I recently started working with water based, acrylic resin and with this I make home decor, I really enjoy doing this and want to expand on this more.
I celebrate 7 years this year and I am so proud of how far I've come.