Jewellery Designed & Handmade by Me
I'm raising £2,000 to start my own business influenced entirely by my obsession with hand crafts. I am really passionate about designing and making all kind of jewellery and I put all my energy in every piece of work I create.
Who am I?
My name is Velika and I am a student at the University of Essex. I come from a small country on the Balkans with beautiful seasides and breathtaking mountain views. I just finished my year abroad in Maastricht University, Netherlands and I look forward to come back to Essex again in the autumn.
Bohemian, quirky and creative
from melon pips…
I simply adore jewellery. As a child I loved making necklaces from painted melon pips sewn together with cotton.My designs may be a little more sophisticated these days but thankfully none of that little girl’s passion and excitement has waned!
…to statement pieces
I specialise in sculptural and statement pieces using a variety of processes – constructed, wax carved and cast, and hand pierced.I love the tactile nature of silver and gold. Every piece I create has something completely individual to teach me about the material I use. Colour is important to me, so I am drawn to beautiful stones, like a magpie. Each and every item I craft is entirely bespoke and utterly unique.
Why donate to me?
" Velika is truly passionate about what she does and I can certainly say she has reached a professional level.'' - Andrea Pills
'' I not only feel really beautiful when wearing Vanda's handmade jewellery but also extremely confident as a woman.'' - Alexandra Koshnikova
Where will the money go?
In the short term ( these are the absolute essentials I need in order to make my hobby a serious business)
- Website Domain- £100
- Website Design - £500
- Professional Photography - £200
- Register "Vanda Handmade Jewellery" as a company- £150
- Register trademark of the company name- £280
- Open business bank account and get a transportable PDQ machine -£70
- Promotion materials (business cards, flyers, newspaper ad,featuring blog)- £230
- New jewellery making kit (piles,cutters,shaping rings)- £150
- Swarovski stones, gems,silver - £600 ( initial investment)
- Super Glue for precious stones- £40
Total : £2,000
In the long term ( if I get overfunded I want to move forward..)
- Open Vanda Handmade Jewellery Gallery in Colchester
- Deposit for rent - £2-£3,000
- Business Insurance
This is what I dream of....
I have some very cool gift vouchers to offer anyone who donates to me, whatever the amount. Check them out.
Some of my work:
Find me here:
Blog : http://vandasplace.blogspot.co.uk/ (sorry it's not in English ^_^ )
Please help me make my dream come true...!
You don't need to give money to help me succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support me – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
In fact, share it with everyone you know as the more people know about it, the more likely I will be to make this work out brilliantly.
And I know I just said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you did!
Much love xx
Vanda Handmade Jewellery
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