Direct to your customer! The answer is obvious isnít it? Shame that itís also probably the trickiest. Who are they? Where are they? How to get to themÖ
I make a lot of name necklaces! Theyíre easily my top sellers, even though their popularity is not quite what it was 4 years ago (when I was making around 10 per day in the lead up to Christmas), I still make between a 5-10 per week.
Iíve mentioned before that I volunteer for an amazing charity in Bristol, called One25. Iím one of their creative volunteers, and every Tuesday I head off to St Paulís with my bag of bits and try to Ďteachí the lovely women sewing skills!
After almost 20 years as a designer in children's publishing a short silversmithing course in 2006 prompted a change of direction.
The following year I enrolled on a part-time jewellery course, and found a local studio where I could make and sell my work.
In 2009, together with five other crafts people we found a shop space to rent on our busy local high street, the gloucester road, called Fig. We are open tuesday - saturday, 9.30am - 5pm (except August).