GorjessJewellery

Fun and Unique Handmade Jewellery and Designs

London, United Kingdom 3667 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (781)

GorjessJewellery

Fun and Unique Handmade Jewellery and Designs

London, United Kingdom | 3667 Sales

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Jessica

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About GorjessJewellery

Sales 3,667
On Etsy since 2011

Making handmade designs for people to enjoy forever.

I didn't ever imagine I would be running my own jewellery business, it wasn't something I planned at all!
In 2011 I asked my dad to help me make a pendant for a friend for Christmas, he used to be a silversmith, he hadn't been in the trade for over 20 years by this point so it was a nice chance for him to do some odd jewellery jobs on the side again.

I came up with a simple design of a heart shaped pendant, with my friend and her son's names hand cut into the side of the heart (if you look in my personalised section you will see this design in there somewhere). It was the first time I had ever picked up a jewellers saw, so the letters were certainly larger than you would receive them today, and probably a lot more wobbly, but I loved it, and so did my friend. I proudly showed off the pendant before I gave it to her, and it was because of this that another friend asked to buy one. I was surprised and very excited because at the time I was in a job that wasn't making me happy or keeping me fulfilled and I'd spent years wondering what I was going to do with my life.

I made my other friend a similar pendant, and showed that off at work, one by one each pendant I made brought in another customer, usually friends and colleagues, then eventually after sneakily showing off the pendants to customers at my old job, they also started to put in orders, now I was running a small hobby/business while working at my job.

As I got better at making the jewellery I found I wasn't enjoying working my job as well as trying to find the time I needed to make jewellery, so in 2012 I quit my day job. I have been running Gorjess Jewellery full time ever since, and have not once looked back!

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  • Jessica

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hello, I'm Jess, I was born in London and raised in the UK. I have alway been creative and I'm a little bit of a perfectionist which is no bad thing if you choose to buy from me. I really love my full time job of running Gorjess Jewellery!

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