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ABOUT ME

 

“The idea of making someone else happy with one of my own hand crafted designs is incredibly rewarding and inspires me to continue designing unique creations”.

The short story

 

Hi, I’m Jacqueline and I’m the founder of

JC Design London. Welcome to my little web store. 

 

I have extensive experience in the fashion industry, creating stylish clothing for well-known brands, such as Amanda Wakeley, Karen Millen, Coast and River Island.

 

A few years ago I looked to broaden my creative skills and decided to train as a silver jewellery designer and maker. I trained at the London Jewellery School in Hatton Garden and have since thoroughly enjoyed creating and developing my Sterling Silver jewellery collection and learning new skills and techniques in my London studio.

 

I personally design and create every single piece of jewellery from start to finish. Using my passion for detail, my ambition is to make you happy when wearing one of my handmade designs. I bring to you contemporary jewellery pieces that can be worn anytime, everyday.

 

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The long story

 

I started exploring my creativity at a very early age. Often I would find myself making hand crafted items or sewing outfits for my dolls to give them a stylish look.

 

This passion stayed with me throughout the years, and later on, I progressed into designing and making my own clothes. In my teens I became exceptionally good at making new outfits to wear on different occasions, often creating and making them by day to wear out the same evening..  

 

While my school and family had other plans for me, I was adamant that I wanted to go to Art School and study Fashion Design. So I decided to follow my dream.

 

My first job was as Design Assistant for a prestigious high street company. I advanced to being a Creative Pattern Maker and then a Designer for a company supplying Marks & Spencer. I worked my way up to being Design Manager with the acclaimed Designer, Amanda Wakeley and four years later, Head of Technical at Karen Millen. For the past 12 years I have been with River Island at their Head Office, as part of the Design Department, running a team of 19 staff. Throughout my career, I designed clothing for men, women and children.

 

Since moving away from creative design into managerial roles, I have had little opportunity to utilise my creative skills so I have always been on the look out for creative opportunities in my private life. My soul stayed in design, therefore I wanted to create something that combined my technical skills with my passion and this is how I started JC Design London.  

 

My first pieces of sterling silver jewellery made perfect gifts for friends and family. With my broadening capabilities and growing confidence I started selling a few pieces to my colleagues who showed great interest in my new creations.

 

My jewellery quickly became popular across various departments at work, and between friends and family. Now, I want to share it with you.

 

I love to create stylish and contemporary sterling silver pieces, which can be worn transitionally from day to evening. The idea of making someone else happy with one of my own hand crafted designs is incredibly rewarding and inspires me to continue designing more unique creations.

 

I hope you enjoy my collections. If you have any questions about the jewellery on this site or if you would like to work together with me on a custom order for you, or as a gift, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at:

 

                                 atelier@jcdesignlondon.com