Lily King -Meet The Maker JUNE June 01 2016
June sees us saying hello to Jewellery designer Lily King. Her pieces are ever popular for their elegant and delicate wearability.
Tell us a bit about yourselves. Can you recall how and why you became a maker?
My name’s Lily, I’m a self taught jewellery designer / maker based in North West London. I used to work in a lovely little boutique on Portobello Road (many moons ago), and would help choose the jewellery we stocked there. I started to learn what all the components / stones were, and thought I’d give it a go making my own pieces to sell there. After a while of selling my pieces at the boutique in Portobello, the designs were becoming increasingly popular and customers were wondering if I had an online shop, so tah dah – Lily King jewellery was born!
What are your main inspirations and influences for the work?
My style is quite simple & classic. However, i'm never without a pop of colour / vibrant print! My jewellery designs reflect this – I like minimalistic pieces that can be worn day to day without having to worry about whether or they'll go with what you're wearing, but have a little bit of quirk or beautiful colourful gemstones.
What is the process?
I’ll purchase lot's of supplies and beautiful stones and lay them all out on a big table and then pick and choose bits and pieces, seeing which colours work really well together and slowly start to build up a collection – it’s definitely the most satisfying part of the process! What do you enjoy most about being a maker? The best thing about being a maker is getting great feedback from my lovely customers! You also can't beat being lucky enough to be able to spend your days being creative and playing around with gorgeous gemstones!
You can see more of Lily's work in-store and in our online shop!