Today I am thrilled to be able to share a spotlight on blossoming Jewellery brand, Rock and Ribbon.
At Rock and Ribbon they know how important the little details are and how hard it can be to co-ordinate everything, so owner Kate aims to take the stress out of finding bridal jewellery and matching pieces for the bridal party.
I had a chat with Kate to find out about her lovely work,
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Kate Philpot – designer/maker and owner of Rock and Ribbon – a new British jewellery brand and online boutique.
My philosophy is to create small collections of contemporary jewellery for women who seek style and quality at an affordable price.
My signature collections include clusters of charms, stackable bracelets and simple silver and pearl pieces that can be mixed and layered to create an individual look.
I specialise in sterling silver and freshwater pearl jewellery and combine them with semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals to create beautiful pieces of jewellery that can be worn again and again.
Why and when did you start Rock and Ribbon?
I launched Rock and Ribbon earlier this year after a lifetime of loving jewelery and design and always wanting to have my own business.
I can remember spending hours sitting cross legged with the contents of my mum’s jewellery box around me trying on every piece.
Now I’m a complete magpie collecting vintage brooches, pearls and anything silver and sparkly.
Studying art and loving drawing naturally led me to try my hand at other crafts and when I tried jewellery making I was addicted, learning as much as possible, one thing led to another and Rock and Ribbon was born.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by a variety of things: the beautiful colours, shapes and textures of semi-precious stones, each different season, natural materials such as wood, shells and leaves, great British designers such as Jenny Packham and Alice Temperley and inspirational modern business women like Karren Brady.
I also take inspiration from my customers ideas when they make requests for bespoke pieces.
Do trends influence your work?
I do keep an eye on current trends and my debut range of silver and pearls was inspired the Great Gatsby and vintage wedding themes that populated this summer.
I particularly love the colour trends for autumn and winter such as plums, metallic colours and peacock green.
What is your greatest achievement ?
I’ve just been nominated for an award – my first, for Accessories in the Velvet Mag Awards. (I’m in category 10 and need as many votes as possible to win).
What do you see as the future of your company?
It’s still early days but I have big plans and so many ideas for new designs including some unique bridesmaid gifts.
Over the next year I will be developing a fashion range of colourful semi-precious stones and sterling silver beads to create pieces that can be mixed and matched from season to season.
I’m also in discussions with a number of shops and online retailers who want to stock Rock and Ribbon Jewelery.
Thanks so much to Kate for sharing her creativity.
Rock and Ribbon pieces are perfect for those wanting to find some delicate , understated but totally beautiful jewellery for their Wedding.
And also perfect for accessorrising and gifting to the Bridesmaids too.
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