HOW IT ALL STARTED
My friend for over 20 years, Becci Jones heads up the jewellery department for Oliver Bonas. She has always supported my work, championed my brand and worn my pieces since the beginning in 2017. She visits every pop up and always excitedly texts me whenever she spots one of her colleagues or friends wearing my work. She is always spreading the word. Then earlier this year we set the cogs in motion to work together.
LIKE MINDED ETHOS AND ETHICAL PRACTICE
Oliver Bonas as a company follows a similar ethos to mine. Their motto is ‘Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind’. They have made a commitment to 'Giving Back, Kindness & Sustainability' which is right up my street. There is no doubt in my mind that as businesses, big and small, we have a duty of care to the environment and to people. We need to make a positive impact on society.
THE DESIGN AND COLLECTION
I met the jewellery team over coffee and we began to work out what the Exclusive Collection would look like. The team know their customers inside out and they knew that a combination of delicate and statement pieces that can be layered and worn at different lengths would be a great starting point. We looked through my classic and best selling pieces that form my signature collection and then we worked out together how to give them an Oliver Bonas twist.
Colour has always sprung to mind when I think of Oliver Bonas, and the team loved my velvet ribbon bracelets. They choose two exclusive Oliver Bonas colour options and a new charm; my best selling flower heart. They feel very festive.
The collection is available in both silver and 24ct Gold vermeil
Bethan and Camille from the Oliver Bonas PR team came to my workshop a few weeks ago to make a video about working together. My miniature poodle Oaky was a big hit and Camillie captured us perfectly.