Saturday, 20 February 2010


Hi all, just started this today so wanted to say hello! Let me introduce myself. My name is Jo Walters and I am a designer of jewellery. You can visit my website at I've been making jewellery for about two years as a hobby. I was made redundant a month ago and decided it was time to try and make this hobby into a business.

It's been a busy time updating and improving my website, created a lot more pieces, finding places to sell and marketing the business! Got my first craft fair tomorrow and I'm feeling quite nervous!! What reaction will my designs get? Will I sell anything? Will my display be right? etc etc etc!! If your around in Hartington, Derbyshire tomorrow come and see me!!

All of my jewellery is handmade by me in Derbyshire from semi-precious gemstone beads that I mix with Sterling silver, Bali silver and leather cord. Many of the pieces are statement designs but there are also some quite subtle pieces. I try to use semi precious gemstone beads that are not commonly found on the High Street and make them into designs that are quite different from the norm. I like to mix bead shapes to produce pieces that are unique. Many of my pieces are one off designs but I also do some limited editions.

When I've worked out to add pictures properly I'll add some of my latest designs. I'm not too great at IT but jewellery design, I'm fab!!
I'll be back later to let you know how tomorrow goes. Wish me luck!! x x