Taylor & Co are excited to announce that they have welcomed Award Winning British Jewellery Designer Sarah Jordan on board at the boutique and will be expecting some exciting new lines in the shop at the beginning of next Month.
Sarah Jordan is a multi-award winning jewellery designer. Sarah began her training as a silversmith at Middlesex University and later turned to jewellery, establishing her own brand in 1987.
Her designs are influenced by the forces of nature, the environment, dance and music, her unique way of designing allows us to think in 3D and create complex pieces. Like the human body her jewellery has no straight edges making her designs harmonious and a joy to wear.
Sarah’s success is built on a strong design ethic and it is all these qualities that have enabled her to build up her distinguished clientele. Her jewellery is modern, desirable and has the essence of subtle designer jewellery. The designs have been worn by celebrities including Eva Longoria, Kelly Brook and Boy George!
How long have you worked in the industry?
A fab 30 years.
What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
Our wedding rings, one of the hardest design jobs I have done, designing something that you will wear forever. Over the years there have been many designs that I have loved, each with a life of their own, the original ruffle pendant which I created in the last century is still a best seller and current favourite with retailers.
How did you get in to the industry?
I started off sculpting in the sandpit when I was very tiny, some sand made into random shapes but I always made a story out of them, I was never a tv addict child, from there via college where I studied silversmithing then on to teaching myself jewellery. I still really enjoy the making process as much as when I ﬁrst began and constantly try to improve and learn.
What is an average day like for you?
Never average, always different, always interesting… however, almost always starts off with a 3 mile walk with Snudge our Flat Coated Retriever to get the circulation moving, then it could be designing, prototyping, accounts, photoshoots, travelling, trade shows, I also work on several industry committees and charity bodies, I think it’s important to give something back to an industry that has been very good to me, it’s an investment in all our futures…. & always time for proper tea, toast & lunch.
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to get into the industry?
Ask questions, develop your own individual style, never believe you know everything, study the business and keep your overheads low. If you want to be a designer learn how to make jewellery, making and designing go hand in hand, you can’t do one without the other. Listen to the feedback you get, be kind and learn to dance…
We are very excited to have Sarah Jordan on board with us. Keep your eyes peeled as her designs will be available to buy at our boutique very soon!
For more information on Sarah’s designs, please visit our Crowthorne boutique.