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Creative Business: Personalised Jewellery Maker Emma L’Amour

Personalised jewellery designer and maker for the Kerri Awosile Creative Business Blog
Photograph: Lottie L’Amour

 

“…there’s nothing more satisfying than giving something a big whack with a hammer when you’ve had a bad day!”

 

Emma L’Amour is an independent jewellery designer and maker in the UK, with a clean and minimalist style. She specialises in designing and creating personalised jewellery, using traditional hand-stamping techniques, but also offers a range of non-personalised items. I, for one, love her style – it feels so contemporary and yet timeless, and I can’t wait to find out more about the woman behind the brand. Here’s Emma’s interview for the next in my Creative Business blog series

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Creative Business: Wedding Stylist & Designer Natalie Morson of The Elysian Styling Company

Natalie Morson of The Elysian Styling Company
Photography: Katie Rogers – Brand Story Photography

 

“It’s very easy to get caught up in all the fun, creative side of things and ignore the reality of what it actually takes to run a business. But use it to your advantage and do those tasks in the times that you have creative
blocks.”

 

Natalie Morson of The Elysian Styling Company is a wedding stylist and designer, creating weddings inspired by ‘love and nature’. A woman after my own heart, Natalie is incredibly creative…and very talented! Not only does she offer gorgeous, modern wedding styling and prop hire packages (including many items handmade by herself) – she is also a very gifted artist, creating stunning artwork in her spare time. Without further ado – here’s Natalie’s feature for the next in my Creative Business blog series…

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Creative Business: Copywriter Ceri Olofson of Candour and Polish

Ceri of Candour and Polish
Photography: Anneli Marinovich

 

“Err all my interests are creative!”

 

Ceri Olofson of Candour and Polish is a brand copywriter for, as she words it so beautifully, ‘creatively-minded people in business’. Finding out more about Ceri, through this blog feature, has been both interesting and a little spooky. We’ve joked together, in the past, about some odd coincidences in our journeys – the same name just different spelling (Ceri/Kerri), and both cake makers turned writers – but I’ve only now discovered we have even more in common. See if you can guess the similarities I’m talking about, as you read the post! Here’s the next in my Creative Business blog series…

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Creative Business: Balloon Stylist Aurelija Meakin of Balloonista

Balloon Stylist Aurelija of Balloonista
Photography: AKP branding stories

 

“I was/am extremely determined, therefore when someone tells or implies to me that something can’t be done I set off on a journey to prove them wrong (even if that someone is myself!).”

 

I’ve known Aurelija of Balloonista for a couple of years now, thanks to a Facebook group we both belong to for entrepreneurial women. Until ‘meeting’ her I had never heard of someone being a balloon stylist. Sure, I had seen a few simple balloon arches before – but what Aurelija creates is something else entirely. Seeing the creations of her high-end, bespoke balloon styling service completely knocked my socks off! Here’s Aurelija’s interview for the next in my Creative Business blog series…

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Creative Business: Gingerbread Showpiece Creator Emily of Maid Of Gingerbread

Emily of Maid Of Gingerbread for the Kerri Awosile Creative Business blog series
Photography: Will Patrick

 

“Because everything I do is totally bespoke, no two jobs are the same, and there’s almost always a challenging element where I have to work out how to do something new, which leads to immense satisfaction when I eventually pull it off and the client is really happy with the building.”

 

I don’t know about you but when I’ve thought about gingerbread I’ve always pictured Christmas. That was until I discovered Emily’s creations at Maid of Gingerbread. Emily has taken the festive feel of traditional gingerbread houses and created a business based on 3D gingerbread showpieces for any time of year and celebration or event. What this woman manages to create in edible form is mind-blowing and so creative. I’m so excited she agreed to be the next in my Creative Business blog series…

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Creative Business: Brand Photographer & Designer Lucy of Fresh Leaf Creative

Lucy Fresh Leaf Creative Business Blog Feature Kerri Awosile

 

“I was feeling unfulfilled and knew I was destined to do something more than work in an office. I was looking for signals everywhere – desperately searching for some kind of cue.”

 

It’s time for another inspirational post in my Creative Business blog series. Today we have the wonderfully creative, and all-round lovely, Lucy Down of Fresh Leaf Creative. Lucy is a brand photographer and designer, based in Cobham, Surrey, specialising in ‘storytelling photography, visual brand identity and web design’. I love Lucy’s style and can’t wait to find out more about the lady behind the brand. Here we go…

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Creative Business: London Florist Emma Soulsby

London wedding florist Emma Soulsby gives her experience on Creative Business to artist, writer, and designer Kerri Awosile
Photography: AKP branding stories

 

“To me creativity is embracing the extraordinary and letting your imagination run wild…”

 

Next up in my Creative Business blog series is the absolutely lovely, and incredibly talented, Emma Soulsby of Emma Soulsby Flowers. Emma is a luxury London wedding and events florist (an award winning florist no less) – who has left behind a career in finance to pursue a love of flowers. She creates beautiful bouquets and creative, jaw-droppingly stunning, floral installations. Is it really obvious I’m a big fan? Anyway, here’s her take on Creative Business…

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Creative Business: Keepsake Maker Rachel Leggett of The Messy Stork

Rachel Leggett of The Messy Stork

“Do what you love that makes your heart glad and your face feel all smiley when you think about it.”

 

It’s time for the second installment of my Creative Business blog series and this week I’m featuring a business that is delightful and creative in equal measure: The Messy Stork. Rachel Leggett, the friendly face behind the brand, makes treasured keepsake creations from clothes. Rachel really inspires that sense of meaningful creativity and spreading some joy. Her clients range from mums who want keepsakes made from their babies’ first clothes to the bereaved wanting something special created from their loved ones clothing.

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Creative Business: Copywriter Jen Feroze of Jackdaw Editorial

Creative Copywriter Jen Feroze of Jackdaw Editorial by the coast in Leigh on Sea
Photography: The Woman And The Wolf

“…the joy and the calm that it sparks is the same, whether from dance, art, poetry, pottery or pastry!”

 

As I’ve mentioned a few times now (okay, many times) – I really want to inspire you and share a bit of joy. With that in mind I’ve decided to start a blog series all about ‘Creative Business’ and, more specifically, the people that make it happen. What better place to start than with the incredible wedding industry copywriter, and my good friend – Jen Feroze of Jackdaw Editorial.

Jen is a self confessed ‘word-nerd’ and what she doesn’t know about the English language pretty much isn’t worth knowing! As a creative copywriter she helps those in the wedding industry tell their story and really get their message across. I asked Jen a few questions so we can get to know her a bit better and find out her take on ‘Creative Business’.

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