A CREATIVE North Tyneside resident is set for a sparkling career thanks to the council.
Perdi Brewis, from Wallsend, began her own jewellery-making business earlier this year after support from The Business Factory – North Tyneside’s one-stop shop for budding entrepreneurs.
Following redundancy from her previous office job, Perdi has eventually found her niche working with precious metal clay, setting up Beautifully Bespoke Jewellery earlier this year.
She said: “I started the business in January, although I was preparing for it months prior to this, and I couldn’t be happier.
“I love being my own boss, getting great satisfaction out of being able to create gorgeous pieces of jewellery.
“No two pieces are the same and customers are constantly challenging my skills and ability to create something personal to them.”
After leaving the public sector, Perdi attended training courses which gave her the skills to make pure silver keepsakes by hand.
And with the support of The Business Factory, she has set her sights on a successful future.
She said: “My aim is to get my products known throughout the north east and to grow and develop my skills and services.
“Flowers and leaves can be preserved for eternity by capturing them in a piece of handcrafted pure silver jewellery, which is something I provide to customers.
“The range is growing rapidly and includes keepsakes with loved ones’ finger prints, hand and foot prints, pet prints, children’s drawings and now image transfer.”
“I will be launching my website over the next few weeks, where customers will be able to place orders and purchase goods.”
To contact Beautifully Bespoke Jewellery call 07912 090723 or e-mail mail@BeautifullyBespokeJewellery.co.uk
If you are thinking about starting your own business drop into The Business Factory at 86 High Street West, Wallsend NE28 8HY, call (0191) 263 6092 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have a business idea, there are hundreds listed on The Business Factory website at www.businessfactorynt.co.uk