Hello, I’m Viv!
I’m a wife, mother, jewellery designer maker, blogger, tea drinker, chocolate lover, qualified English teacher and dreamer.
I first started making jewellery in my early teens and still use the very first proper jewellery making pliers I purchased for £16 over 15 years ago once it was agreed that making jewellery was more than a ‘nine day wonder’- a phrase that my mum used often with me and the various crafts and things I felt compelled to try and sure I’d love and do forever! Jewellery making is perhaps the one thing I've tried that didn't turn out to be a nine day wonder! It's something that I simply cannot imagine not doing.
In early 2010, whilst on a career break from teaching following the birth of my second child, I decided that it was time to take my jewellery hobby business to the next level and launched Poppy Sparkles.
I’m sentimental and love celebrating, commemorating and remembering life’s milestones and joys, big and small. It is this which has led me to create personalised and birthstone jewellery; jewellery which celebrates and commemorates life and its various high days and holidays from birthdays and Baptisms, Mother’s Day to Christmas and everything in between. Pop over to my Etsy shop to view my collection.
Or perhaps you’d like something a little more special? Bespoke Commissions delight me and I love the challenge they pose and the fresh new designs they bring. For more about this, please see my Bespoke Jewellery Design page.
I love social media – the geek in me finds it fascinating how it works and the social butterfly in me loves to connect with a whole host of people and the inspiration and insight they might bring. You can find me on Twitter, facebook, Google+, Instagram and here on my blog.
You can also reach me on email – email@example.com