Roxy and I have been creating fabulous jewellery as Drakestail Jewellery for eight years. Eight years! It’s been an amazing journey for both of us so far, and we are looking forward to the next eight.
We’ve got some big Drakestail news to share: we two are now three! Longtime friend and designer Trish Williams is now a part of Drakestail Jewellery. We’ll let her introduce herself:
I’ve loved Drakestail Jewellery for years. I’ve known both Robyn and Roxy even longer. Both have always been amazing, determined women filled with passion and life. It’s an honour to work with them.
This summer, Robyn took me to a store filled with gorgeous beads and gems. I was hooked. So many beautiful items with so many possibilities!
So when Robyn offered to take me on as a designer, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve made my own jewellery in the past – for myself, family and friends – but never before on such a large scale. It’s excited and fun to spend so much time creating! I never realized how much I’ve missed it.
But there’s more. After the birth of my youngest, jewellery became important in my day to day life.
My wardrobe had been slashed. So many things don’t fit, or don’t fit right. Some too big, some to small, some just aren’t hanging right, and some will never fit again. It’s not a fun time, and can make for a tough morning. I found that the right earrings, or a beautiful necklace erases that uneasiness. These tiny differences make me feel better, put together, even mostly human (when paired with a cup of coffee). And when I catch myself in the mirror now, I smile.
It’s a good feeling, and it’s a feeling I want to share.
I want to add that little something to the lives of others. Just a spark, a touch, to remind you about how beautiful you really are, even on the days you’re not feeling it.
It won’t be long before you get to meet Trish in person and see some of her fabulous work. She will be hosting the Drakestail Jewellery table at the brand new Something New Edinburgh show on November 7th.
Make sure you visit her and say hi!