Meet London Rose

 
Hi, I'm Tania, I'm a jewellery maker and designer living in Brentford. I chose the name London Rose as it describes me I live in London and love it and my middle name is Rose! I have been making jewellery for as long as I can remember. I would probably say I'm a little obsessive about it and anyone who knows me would agree! I love working with, Sterling Silver, gemstones especially pearls and all different materials, I'm even trying my hand at making my own Lampwork glass beads. Crafting in general is in my blood as my family are crafters one way or another! I studied BTEC Art and Design at school and continued at West Thames college in Isleworth. I've sold a few items to friends and family over the years and but now I have an Etsy shop and selling through Miss Pretty London is another step forward to my goal of doing this full time. I'm a little more confident than I was, but It's taken me a long time to get this far! 
Do you have a favourite product from your collection? 
I Love everything I make to the point I want to keep everything! 
What inspires you? 
All sorts inspire me, and sometimes my mind starts to wander at work and I have to note down an idea! I love going to places like the Victoria and Albert museum and looking at the jewellery collection, The British Museum or even going to somewhere local like the Orleans House Gallery. I love to be surrounded by the arts and craft, it can be anything.
What challenges have you had and how have you overcome them? 
My main challenge to overcome is confidence, probably the same as most people! I just keep going, I've been doing this for years and I'm not prepared to stop now!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making things and selling? 
My advice to anyone is research what you want to make and how to sell it. I found these days researching is the easy part and speak up! don't be afraid to ask questions!
If a friend or relative could describe you in one word what would it be? 
Apparently its, Bubbly! (Thanks big bro!)
What are your future plans? Any new products, branding, selling platforms?
One day I would love to be doing this full time, for now I'm planning on doing some craft fairs and working towards having my own website. As I mentioned before I'm trying out making my own glass beads and also playing with precious metal clay as a new medium.
Favourite colour? 
I don't think I have a favourite colour, I'm drawn towards pinks, purples and blues mainly, although anything goes really!
Favourite book? 
Again I don't have a favourite book, but probably my favourite genre is romantic fiction with a bit of comedy thrown in, girl meets boy, girl doesn't get on with boy, they then they fall in love! it has to have a good story line, something I can escape into
Favourite animal? 
I like different animals, we have 2 Jack Russell Fox Terriers, Jess and Molly, a black and white fluffy Persian cat, Princess, aquarium and pond fish. We have also had pet rats and rabbits! 
  
 

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