Today we chat to Emily Bedford; another designer featured in We Make London's new book, Inspired:London
What is name and background behind your company?
The company is Emily Bedford Jewellery. I have been designing and making jewellery and selling direct to private customers and to shop, galleries, boutiques.
Where are you based?
How long have you been in business for?
Since 2005 part-time but now a full-time venture.
What do you love most about living in London?
Diverse life going on around me. It is invigorating, exiting and inspiring and I am addicted to it.
Who or what inspires you?
Going to the British museum and the V and A and being amazed by what humans have managed to create 1000 years ago. I am inspired in a more general sense by music which I am always listening to and dance which I love to do as much as making jewellery.
What advice would you give designers starting out?
Combine a huge amount of confidence with a small amount of doubt. When you start out you are the only one who thinks it can work so you need to keep that thought and not waver but always question and ask if you could do better. Enjoy it, be pleased it is there and that you are doing it.
What is new for your company?
Using clear quartz crystal which acts like a looking glass over miniature prints and the incorporation of semi-precious stones such as emeralds and rubies.