I'm Laura, the brains and brawn behind I Love Crafty! Take a look at my video above for a tour of my home office, learn a little about my crafty beginnings and my story.
I Love Crafty is all about fun, creative and colourful jewellery, designed, made and packaged with love!
I started ILC in 2009 with not much of a business plan, all I knew was that I wanted to work for myself and be creative. I'd just graduated from film school which I loved but I wanted to go in a different direction and follow a dream I'd had since I was a little girl, to own a shop and be self sufficient. I took baby steps, starting with selling bath bombs & soaps at local markets then after moving to Bristol in 2010 I realised my dream and opened up a small shop (called I Love Crafty of course) which was as a collaborative place with lots of other local artists. It was an amazing experience and theres nothing more satisfying than fulfilling a dream.
It was during that time that I started making and designing jewellery and after a long deliberation I closed my little shop. In 2012 I released my first perspex collection, and I haven’t looked back since!
I design each piece myself and once its ready it is laser cut locally here in Bristol. Then its ready to be created in my small home office! I sit there, listening to some good music or an inspirational podcast and put everything together by hand. Sometimes I love to collaborate with an inspiring artist such as Anne from Pony People on our Spring and Autumn Kitty collections.
Packaging can be easily forgotten about, but I think the whole experience of buying something magical is so important. I want my customers to receive a magical gift to their door, for it to be beautiful and exciting and anticipated. I carefully design my packaging to be extra special, made with care, imagination and love.
Wanna know more? Feel free to send me a message via my contact page.