Hi and welcome!

Jacqui – Designer at Seven Oaks Handmade Jewellery

I’m so pleased you’ve decided to be a part of my brand new blogging community! Let me tell you a little bit about me.

I’m a jewellery designer based in Darwin, Australia but hailing from the North East of England. I live here with my five amazing kids, and my long suffering, ever patient, loving gorgeous husband. I love coffee, I’m addicted to wearing wigs (I don’t need to, I just like to), I’m obsessed with country music, and I love high heels even though I can’t wear them much nowadays.

I have a psychology degree and a graduate diploma in education, so anything to do with the human mind, mental health and teaching are all areas of passion for me.

I’ve been designing jewellery now since 2011 and like many designers started with simple stringing of beautifulbeads, but my style has recently taken a huge leap into wire weaving and I have a long list of idols who I want to be like when I grow up! I’m still learning, but that’s good! Lifelong learning is something I’m passionate about anyway.

My blog is for anyone who loves jewellery, whether you’re a wearer, admirer, or a fellow craftsperson. I’ll be talking about jewellery, small business, and yes sometimes even mental health and how it relates to art and business.

Thank you for joining me! I hope you stay with me for the long haul!