Based in East Devon, I design and make meaningful, minimalist jewellery based on what I call the Three Pillars; Jewellery that Motivates, Inspires and Empowers women who want to wear jewellery that has real meaning whilst at the same time makes them feel great.
I take inspiration from the world around me, along with tuning into my emotions and creativity. I love creating one-of-a-kind and commission pieces; making a piece of jewellery that reflects an individual is my favourite kind of creating. I pride myself on excellent customer service and making my jewellery all about my customers.
Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, I moved to Devon in 2000 where I attended university to become a primary school teacher. Surrounded by beaches and beautiful countryside I knew this was where I was meant to be.
My jewellery making journey started when I was in primary school. I would make and sell seed bead rings and friendship bracelets to friends for 2p. The love of expressing myself through jewellery has never left.
Sophie-May Designs is named after my daughter Sophie-May, whom we sadly lost when I was five months pregnant in 2016. Shortly after, I commissioned a custom necklace made from sterling silver to commemorate her.
Having previously made jewellery using less fine materials, it was then that I knew that I was destined to make the change to sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones; making jewellery that had meaning and gave the wearer the strength they needed to help them keep going, even when times are tough.
The Three Pillars
The Motivational Pillar of jewellery has been created with the busy, working mum in mind who has one thousand and one things to do at once. Who wants jewellery that makes her feel good, as well as it having a special meaning behind it, making it more than just another piece of jewellery.
Jewellery under the Inspirational Pillar has been designed to make women feel more confident in themselves and the choices they make. The jewellery adds style to outfits whilst the gemstones offer their unique properties and qualities.
The Empowering Pillar of jewellery has been carefully designed to make women feel empowered, confident and their best self in everyday life. Wearing a piece of jewellery from this Pillar to helps women feel unstoppable and unbeatable.
The Three Pillars and a One-of-a-Kind Monthly Jewellery Subscription Box:
The Three Pillars Monthly Box is themed on the three pillars that my jewellery is based upon, whilst the One-of-a-Kind boxes are made exclusively each month. No two pieces will ever be the same. Each month the boxes will consist of a mix of sterling silver jewellery styles and designs using a wide array of gemstones.
Sterling silver beaded bracelets:
The silver beaded charm bracelets each have their own individual meaning behind them, offering the wearer motivation and inspiration.
Gemstone Inspirational Necklaces:
Each gemstone has its own unique properties, offering the wearer inner strength, inspiration and empowerment, making them be their best selves.
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