1. Can you describe MISAN Jewellery in 5 words?

Edgy and elegant, beautifully macabre.

 

2. How did you get the idea for MISAN Jewellery?

I’m a trained actress but kept having long periods of time when there wasn’t really anything going on. I needed to find a creative outlet where I felt I was more in charge and didn’t need anyone’s ”permission”. I did a beginners course in silver jewellery and grew everything from there. It’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made.

 

3. What are your favourite parts of running MISAN Jewellery?

When a piece of jewellery gets perfectly paired with a client. When you can just tell it was made for them. It gives me a massive kick to see someone wear something that I’ve made.

 

4. What does a typical day look like for you?

I plan my days in tasks, when those tasks are done I am allowed to finish, whether that takes me 3 or 7 hours.

 

5. What's been your biggest challenge with MISAN Jewellery?

I love the creative making side of the business… but am not so good at the business side of the business… please send help.

 

6. Do you champion responsible business in any way?

All my castings are made in recycled silver

 

7. Why did The London Smiths appeal to you?

It’s a privilege to share a space with such wonderful designers. Alex and Georgie have done a great job of sourcing talented makers. I also love the responsible business ethos.

 

8. Do you have any top tips for other budding makers?

Speak to as many other makers as you can. Through markets I have traded at I have met so many incredibly supportive designers that are happy to share tips and give you a push in the right direction.

 

9. What are your dreams for MISAN Jewellery?

I would love to have a nice studio/show room where I can work and run a shop at the same time. My basement home studio nicknamed ‘the Dungeon’ is not somewhere I’d invite a client.

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