Friday Feature - 17.02.17

As part of our Meet the Maker series on our blog, we have created Friday Feature. Every Friday we will feature a team member and their Etsy shop, to give you a quick glance behind the scenes and discover more about our diverse team members.

Friday 17 February, 2017 – Charlotte Bezzant Jewellery

Name: Charlotte Bezzant

Location: South West London

Etsy Shop: Charlotte Bezzant Jewellery

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

A London girl born and bred, I currently live in S W London with my two boys. We have a little house that backs on to a river so it actually feels more rural than urban especially when ducks and swans walk up to our back door. I originally trained in Fashion Design, and started making jewellery just as a hobby. It’s now my full time job. When I am not in the studio, I love being outside. I am a keen runner and have run four marathons. I also spend my time looking after our little menagerie, as well as all the visiting waterbirds, we have a cat, four chickens, and a bearded dragon.

At work in my studio (concentrating hard!)

At work in my studio (concentrating hard!)

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED ON ETSY?

When I started my business, Etsy was the first place I sold online. I love the fact you can find beautiful handcrafted items from makers around the globe on there. I have bought from people around the world, and my jewellery has been bought by people in Japan, Finland, America and even as far afield as Australia. It is a unique platform in that sense. But because Etsy is such a huge platform, like many people I wonder how anyone ever finds me on there!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESIGN/MAKING PROCESS:

I am inspired by everything around me. Sometimes words, sometimes objects, sometimes just the gemstones I buy. I love to cast little found objects in silver. I also love to add names and dates to my jewellery to make them totally unique to the wearer.

Aquamarine and sterling silver ring

Aquamarine and sterling silver ring

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

I love making jewellery, and by running my own business I am able to do something that makes me genuinely happy every time I am ‘at work’. I’m sneaking a second thing in here, but running my own business also allows me to work with the ebb and flow of being a solo parent to two boys, and all the challenges that brings. I do believe life is about balance, and I do believe I have found it.

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU JOIN THE TEAM?

I joined the London Local Team back in 2016. I love to connect with people and I believe in strength in numbers, the sharing of ideas and resources, and our combined powers to motivate and elevate others.

To find out more about Charlotte follow her on social media:

Facebook: CharlotteBezzantJewellery

Instagram: @charlottebezzant

Twitter: @CBezzant