I was recently lucky enough to spend some time with the lovely Anna of Smith Jewellery, and got to have a good ol' snoop around her office and studio - guys. So. Many. Shiny. Things.
It's obviously all absolutely gorgeous - I darted from pretty thing to pretty thing like a kid on a sugar high in a Reggies. (There was one hairy moment where I backed into something glass, and the seconds that it took to settle again were of the longest in my life.)
I asked a bajillion questions, and Anna was completely lovely and super informative - we've saved some of the juicy bits for you below:
- Can you describe a normal day at the office?
- What inspires your work?
- What's a normal design/production process for one of your one of a kind pieces (Like my dream floral hair clip, or the awesome hummingbird cufflinks you were busy sculpting from wax the day I was there)
- Is there anything specific that you do that you especially love doing/making/designing? - what is it about your job that you feel most passionate about?
- Any tips for potential clients that you wish everyone knew?
Nice hey? So nice. So you should DEFINITELY visit her Hello Pretty store. Because, you know, Christmas and stuff. *bats eyelashes*