Dotted With Hearts got to interview jewellery maker,
Jo, from Delicious Secrets
Q. Tell us a little about yourself and Delicious Secrets
Well my name is Joanne, Jo for short and I am 19 almost 20. Ever since I was young, I have loved anything involving art and making things. I studied art at secondary school and carried it on at college receiving a national award and a national diploma for art and design. Throughout college and school, I managed to get my hands dirty and create things which I loved. Delicious Secrets started earlier on this year. I got the ideas from other jewellery designers. Whenever I have browsed jewellery within shops and online, I also thought it’ll be amazing to be able to create my own. Other people have been my inspiration.
Q. Where in the world are you based?
I am based in Kent, United Kingdom. I live at home with my parents and siblings so I create everything from home.
Q. What made you get into crafting?
I’ll say from a young age of enjoying Art and design it is from this that is has progressed from. Inspirations from other jewellers and other pieces have also had a take on this.
I really like making the ‘candy’ items the most. Each charm is unique from the one before and the one after this. My favourite charms I’ve made are the gingerbread men and the cookies.
Q. What are your most popular items on Delicious Secrets?
I’ll have to say, the Filigree butterfly which is the Facebook profile image, has become the most popular and has drawn a lot of attention to Delicious Secrets. Also, the mini jar collections have attracted a lot of eyes.
Q. Do you wear your jewellery & accessories yourself?
I wear the belt look bracelets on a daily basis. My favourite ones I wear are the blue and white, together. As for my other items, I haven’t worn any of these yet because I have small stock because I have just started up and I don’t want to little amount of my items in case customers wanted them. I have a few ideas and items coming up and I will defiantly be taking one out for myself of these.
Q. Who or what is your inspiration?
Anything cute, vintage or girly becomes an inspiration to me. As well as other jewellery designers.
Q. Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?
Besides jewellery crafting, I also have a passion for photography. I’ll hopefully like to see myself making this more of a career for myself and keeping up with the jewellery designing.
People can contact me through facebook which is http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001417848187&ref=ts
or you can search Deliciious-Secrets Jewellery.
Items can also be purchased from http://www.delicious-secrets.co.uk/