Carrie Hoban-Pickard's Profile

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Hi! I'm Carrie and I'm the Owner/Maker behind Fragile Elite Design. I was raised on a diet of literature,Goth,Heavy Metal, Punk, Glam and Rock music, Sci-Fi, Sherlock Holmes and Hammer Films so finding inspiration is never a problem. I’ve sang in Goth, Rock and Punk bands, acted in musicals and loved every single minute of it. I used to customise my own clothes and jewellery for gigs. After my last band split up – that was when my jewellery making really took off as that creative energy needed some place to go.

The wide variety of life experiences I have had – the good, the bad and the sometimes plain ugly have had a direct impact on my own personal jewellery making style. I have no interest in being a purist and making only one style of jewellery as I would find that very limiting and I love getting ridiculously excited about a new idea that is completely different to the last…

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  • Born on May 6
  • Joined January 21, 2010

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About

Hi! I'm Carrie and I'm the Owner/Maker behind Fragile Elite Design. I was raised on a diet of literature,Goth,Heavy Metal, Punk, Glam and Rock music, Sci-Fi, Sherlock Holmes and Hammer Films so finding inspiration is never a problem. I’ve sang in Goth, Rock and Punk bands, acted in musicals and loved every single minute of it. I used to customise my own clothes and jewellery for gigs. After my last band split up – that was when my jewellery making really took off as that creative energy needed some place to go.

The wide variety of life experiences I have had – the good, the bad and the sometimes plain ugly have had a direct impact on my own personal jewellery making style. I have no interest in being a purist and making only one style of jewellery as I would find that very limiting and I love getting ridiculously excited about a new idea that is completely different to the last thing I made. I could not stick to one genre, I am very happy being labelled with the “eclectic” tag.

I don’t believe in following trends as trends run their course, although I have been very fortunate as Sherlock and Elementary became so huge it has enabled me to share my love of Sherlock Holmes with both old and new audiences of the stories.

I love to produce unique pieces of jewellery as well as putting my own personal slant on classic and vintage favourites and if I stumble across some great trinkets on my virtual travels - I have to share. My quality control is very strict and I use lead and nickel free components. Each piece of my jewellery is designed and made to last and give years of wear. I use a variety of finishes in my jewellery utilising whichever finish is the most suitable for that particular piece. I use hand glazing techniques and resin to create lightweight or 3 dimensional pieces, and glass when weight isn't an issue.

Jewellery making is my absolute passion and this business I have created from scratch means the world to me. I owe a lot to all the buyers and supporters of Fragile Elite Design and am very lucky to have found myself a small niche frequented by some fabulous like minded people. My love of jewellery making never wanes, I strive for as perfect a finish as is humanly possible as this is my work and my passion and I appreciate every single buyer - I want each and every customer to love whatever they have bought from me.

I look forward to the future of Fragile Elite Design with excitement, I still feel like I’m at the beginning of my journey and who knows what will happen next.

Many thanks for reading my ramblings and have a most excellent day.

Carrie
Fragile Elite Design
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