Thursday 9 September 2010

So what's it all about?

So who am I and why am I here?

My name is Sonia, and I'm a dressmaker and jeweller (mainly textile and wirework, although I do also work in precious metals). I've been both for a while, being quite 'crafty' ever since I was a child, and the last few years have been accepting commissions and selling the odd bit on sites like Folksy and Etsy. After much hard thought and deliberation, I've decided to follow what I really want to do (even though I do love my current day-job), and will be leaving my full-time job towards the end of November to pursue a career as a dressmaker and jeweller full-time.

Rather than focusing on special occasion wear, I want to create (beautiful, of course), timeless feminine clothes that women can wear everyday and feel special in, with a style that sets them aside as not being high-street without being too off-the-wall or haute-couture.

Jewellery-wise, I will be looking to create individual pieces which are different without being too quirky. Eyecatching but affordable, for example this pair of earrings I've recently completed:

This is going to be an interesting journey, do come along for the ride!