Hi I'm Vicki from the West Midlands. I have worked for the NHS for over 30 years in various Admin roles where I am now a Deputy Administration Manager.
Growing up I was never really that interested in crafting despite my one nan and my mom both knitting, crocheting and sewing.I was diagnosed with epilepsy from the age of 8 and I was more interested in books than dolls and so became a bookworm reading about Stig of the Dump or the Adventures of Narnia (I still have my original books) or taping the Top 40 on a Sunday!
However, when I started working with 2 ladies at the age of 16, I discovered the world of cross stitch embroidery and they taught me how to get started. Well that is when I became hooked and my crafting journey began with various kits being brought to life, most of which still hang in my parents house!
As time went by I started making cards and years later when I became a mum I used to entertain myself by crafting of an evening when my kids were snugly tucked up in bed.
In 2010 I took a huge decision to end my 17 year relationship with my partner as he had put me through 3 years of mental abuse and one day I just could not take it any more! Shaking as I heard the key turn in the lock, knowing he would have been drinking, I knew this was the day I had to make changes for my own sake and that of my kids!
Adjusting to being a single mum of 2 young children was the toughest things I’ve had to go through. I lost my mojo for crafting as being both mum and dad, doing school runs, shopping, housework, etc I was too tired to craft, I would just curl up on the sofa, staring blankly at the same 4 walls surrounding me night after night. It was then I decided I needed to get back into creating and make better use of those evenings.
I still went into networking groups around social media and saw lots of gorgeous jewellery makes and decided I wanted to try to make my own jewellery. I started by going to the library and getting out books on creating jewellery, I bought a few tools and some beads and findings etc and watched numerous YouTube video tutorials. Soon I was creating gorgeous bracelets. I then started to wear some of the jewellery I had made and I started to feel confident again and realised it was exactly what I had needed. I had found a purpose again. So on 28th December 2013, I launched my business.
As well as beads I also love to work with epoxy resin creating colourful pendants in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I also make gifts such as keyring, bookmarks, bag charms, cufflinks and I’m sure it won’t stop there.
My aim today is to create stunning jewellery to help women feel confident to go out there and be themselves and know that YOU are enough and YOU are strong and no-one can take YOU down!
Each piece is created with love, care and creativity. Each piece is authentic and unique just like every single woman out there. Why be the same as everyone else? Why buy mass produced when you are an individual? Do you want to feel confident going about your daily life, or need to accessories/match a favourite outfit? Maybe for a wedding or social function or just something to wear for a get together with friends or even to give as a special gift?
Please feel free to browse my albums, comment, engage with me and let me know what you think of my products. Getting to know you and your needs is what my business is all about and can only help me grow.
I am open to custom requests, so please drop me a message and let’s chat if I can help you create a custom piece then let’s do it!
If you managed to read this far, thank you for your ongoing support.
Much love ~ Vicki xx