All about Annie - I work from my studio in my Worcestershire home. I am a Mother of two gorgeous girls and wife to a fantastic man. Our lives are always busy!I began playing with beads and wire just over 10 years ago. As my inner magpie and my passion for sparkly things grew so did my collection of beads and also the realisation that I could make pretty things. As a young teenager I used to work Saturdays and school holidays in a flower shop (which I loved and still love messing with flowers today) Each week we would prepare flowers for weddings which were just beautiful, both pretty and creative. So with this in mind my sparkly creations became more suited for the bridal market. I opened a boutique in my home town which soon began to flourish – very exciting times! Then after 4 years of non-stop work and missing precious moments of my children’s beginnings I decided to close the shop and take a huge step back. I then lovingly created Tallulah Loves Trinkets – I work from home, I fit my work around my family so that I don’t miss out on those precious moments that memories are made of.
All about the things I love and what inspires me - I love: my family – they make me laugh, they make me cry but they make me me! I love my horses – we have three. I love my dogs - we have four. I love wine – a lot! I love my brides – they inspire me. I love beads and fabric and colours – all of these inspire me. I love flowers and the countryside – they also inspire me. I love holidays – time to reflect and collect. I love fashion – it inspires me. I love vintage and all things old. I love my computer, my ipad and my iphone – all a little too much I’m afraid. I love a cold beer on the beach as the sun sets. I love food. I love jewellery – chunky jewellery
All about how I make jewellery, and my inspiration - I love nothing more than to sit at my desk and create a new piece. I always think that my vintage pieces are almost like putting together a jigsaw – I take the brooch or a section of jewellery and piece them together into a design that looks pretty and delicate. I perhaps add some pearls or crystals and only when I am 100% happy will it will be added to the collection. Each piece has to fit into a little design brief that I give myself. Then each band will flow into another. Inspiration for new collections or bespoke pieces can come from all sorts of places – I suppose the main one being the dresses themselves. I love creating bespoke pieces too, the bride has a lot of input into this process and its lovely to hear their ideas.