My passion is to create unique personalised keepsake Jewellery timeless in design and enjoyed by all ages. I draw upon inspirations from the beautiful British countryside and coastlines with meaningful symbols to create a unique range of keepsake and personalised Jewellery in precious metals using traditional Silversmithing techniques.
Why and when did you decide to start your business?
I founded Melissa Wilkinson Jewellery after a Art School background graduating in Silversmithing & Jewellery Design and Creative Business Development.
I made and sold my Jewellery designs alongside several designer makers in our studio shops in the creative hub of Manchester’s Craft & Design Centre
before setting up my studio workshop in Cheshire in 2016. The location is perfect for me, there are fields and woodland on my doorstep, and the Peak District National Park is just a stone’s throw away.
Where do you seek inspiration from for your product range?
I get a lot of my inspiration from the natural surroundings where I live, this is reflected in many of my designs. I also draw upon inspirations from the many different landscapes of the beautiful British countryside, including various pieces that represent my affinity with the coast.
What are your greatest achievements to date?
Featuring several times in National magazines and branching out to sell my Jewellery internationally but most of all creating a job for myself that I truly love.
Who inspires you?
Fellow independent designer makers, following their passion and taking the plunge to set up their small businesses, working around the clock with patience, persistence and perseverance to follow their dreams and live their creative happy lives.
What is important to you in business?
The quality of the product. I always use precious metals to produce my jewellery designs and like to create jewellery that will hopefully last a lifetime for its wearer to treasure.
What do you enjoy most about your business?
The lovely feedback and reviews from my customers. It’s wonderful to hear how much the recipient be it the buyer themselves or their friend/family member loving their piece of Melissa Jewellery.
It makes all the long days and nights worthwhile.
Why did you choose to list your products on oodlique?
I chose to join Oodlique because I like that it’s a hub for exclusively personalised unique products. A great space to showcase my customisable wears.
What has your experience been like working with oodlique?
Brilliant! The Oodlique team have been really supportive in helping set up my page.
What does the future hold for your business?
To continue to create unique personalised keepsake Jewellery which are timeless in design and enjoyed by all ages. I want my customers to enjoy adorning my jewellery as much as I enjoy making it.