As long time followers will know, I’m a regular visitor to Vintage Fairs in my local area, and a couple of years back I stumbled across a lovely stall run by the lovely Laura, called ‘Laura Loves‘. I snapped up one of her necklaces that had a lovely vintage style Peter Rabbit pendant hanging from it, and fell in love with her little brand straight away. You may remember a while back that Laura was very generous in donating a giveaway prize to the blog too, and now she has been super kind and sent over a couple of pieces for me to review. She has also offered to give a piece away to one of you lucky people, but more on that in a moment! I sent over a few interview questions for Laura to answer so you could all get a feel of who she is and what Laura Loves is all about…
When and how did you get into making jewellery?
I started making jewellery whilst studying my degree at Birmingham city University. It started of just a hobby for friends and family and I got such good feedback from people that I decided to start to sell me work at Vintage fairs and Markets all across the UK, My dream was always to have my own shop and I opened my first store a couple of weeks ago at the custard factory Birmingham.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from the materials I find and for my love and passion for things handmade and unique. I literally find things and they spark a million ideas in my head which I think helps to keep my work unique.
Jumper – Primark
Blouse – Glamorous via Affleck’s Palace, Manchester
Jeans – Miss Selfridge via Debenhams*
Nike Blazers – Footasylum
Headband – Laura Loves Boutique*
How would you describe Laura Loves in one sentence?
A Fast emerging Birmingham based company specialising in sustainable gifts, clothes and accessories.
What is the highlight of your jewellery making career so far?
Opening my first shop a couple of weeks ago in Birmingham. It has always been a dream of mine to have my own shop and its finally come true I am not gonna lie it is very hard work but its all worth it for the feeling of butterflies I get everyday on my way into my shop.
Where can the readers buy your stock?
I have a shop in The custard Factory in Digbeth Birmingham. I also have a website www.lauralovesboutique.com which has a online shop and a link to my ASOS market place store. My Facebook and Twitter pages are probably the best place to keep up to date with things.
Necklace – Laura Loves Boutique*
As you can see Laura has some gorgeous stock and is working hard to get her pieces out there and noticed. The two pieces that you see here are just a tiny snippet of what else she has to offer. The range includes everything from bracelets and brooches to necklaces and even customised clothing! All jewellery is lovingly handmade and waiting for a new home, so head on over to Laura Loves Boutique to take a look.
If you would like to get your hands on an item from Laura Loves Boutique, now is your chance! As mentioned, Laura has very kindly offered to give something away for free to a Sitting Pretty follower. If you would like a chance to win, be sure to fill in the Rafflecopter widget after the cut. You must be a Sitting Pretty follower, and also follow Laura’s blog here. There are a few extra things you can do for extra entries, all explained in the widget! If you are under 16, please get permission from an adult before entering. Competition open worldwide for one week only. Good luck, and a huge thank you to Laura!