It seems a thousand years ago, but once I had a "proper job" as a Personnel Officer, indulging in my creativity when time permitted - however, when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I needed to reconsider my career options and went into jewellery and working for myself full time.
I did some silversmithing
before deciding working with torches and acids was too scary and hot, and
I went down the route of working 'cold'; I can't actually remember whether
the jewellery site or the tiara site came first, but since that time I have
had the privilege of working for myself and with brides and jewellery customers
- it makes me happy that many customers come back time and time again.
The relaunch of this site has been a work in progress for over a year - producing new work has been a pleasure and a challenge; early on it became apparent I could not just rehash old stock from the old site but that I needed a fresh range - strangely this took me straight back to the vintage pieces I retail/hoard on the SLC Designs site - by incorporating vintage and antique treasures into the tiaras I realised that one of a kind tiaras with a special 'something old' element were emerging.
It is my pleasure to make your tiara or your jewellery special and meaningful - if you can't see what you want, feel free to ask - I am a squirrel (well, not literally you understand) and sometimes may have just what you want tucked into a little box somewhere...in the meantime, I do hope you'll enjoy looking round the revamped site and maybe find something you just have to take home.
Design, Text and Photographs Copyright Stephanie Lewis-Cooper
www.beadaddict.com, www.tiaraonline.co.uk, www.slcdesigns.com, 2002-2010