Jeweller Chelle Mullen of Storm and Grace and I chatted about all things jewellery, business, horses (and cats and raccoons), eco-consciousness, and gin.
1:05 – Introducing Chelle
3:07 – Tonight’s cocktail – Horse’s Neck
4:13 – Who is Chelle, what does she do, and how did she get started?
5:59 – The joy of running her own business
6:35 – Top tip for jewellery care
7:45 – A common myth about jewellery making
8:31 – How do you go from a lump of silver out of the ground to a ring?
10:14 – Chelle’s most underrated tool in the workshop
12:03 – More of Chelle’s thoughts on starting and running her own business
15:15 – Top choice for outsourcing
16:38 – Chelle’s horses (and one semi-tame squirrel)
20:27 – Inspiration for new makes and how the commissioning process works
22:19 – Our favourite pieces
24:47 – Chelle’s top tip for planning without overwhelm
27:03 – Top tip for an easy way to begin being eco-conscious in your business
28:29 – Music that gets us pumped up and going
29:58 – It’s okay to be yourself!
32:12 – Chelle’s upcoming plans and where to find her online
33:29 – How do you know when a work is finished?
Chelle's Website: https://www.stormandgrace.co.uk/jewellery/
Chelle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storm.and.grace/
The Design Trust planner: https://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/online-course/the-design-trust-diary-planner-2022/
Alex Boyé's music: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexBoyeReal
Raccoons Hourly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/raccoonhourly
This is part of my community-building 🥂 Cocktails & Chat podcast and Instagram Live series. The idea is to kick back, relax, get to know your fellow makers, and realise you're not alone. 🤝 For more community, join my Facebook group Handmade Business Club UK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/handmadebusinessclubuk
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