Do you make bespoke or custom designs?
Yes - I make everything by hand so I can design and create your bridal hair accessories or jewellery for you. The process is lots of fun and you will have something beautiful to wear on your wedding day that nobody else will ever have. Please contact me with an outline of your ideas and we can arrange a time to either meet on Zoom or in person at my studio to talk about ideas and designs. There is more information about the bespoke process on my website.
Can you change or tweak an existing design?
Yes - all of my designs are made to order by me so I can make changes to any of my collection designs. For example, I can the change materials used, colours can be changed and designs can be made in a different size or style such as making a headdress as a comb. So if you have seen a pearl design but would prefer crystal or you’d like something made smaller and with a different metal, I can make it to your exact requirements.
I’m looking for an eco-conscious and sustainable headpiece - can you help?
I have several collections of accessories and jewellery that are made entirely from recycled precious metals - sterling silver, gold and brass. I also have collections that use only vegan materials. My designs are made using old fashioned tools and techniques and I hope that the pieces I make will be worn again and be passed onto future generations. All of my packaging is made from recycled card, paper and tissue and I don’t use any chemicals in my jewellery making processes. My aim is to make my work - from the materials I use to to the processes and tools that I use - as kind to the earth, people, animals and planet as possible. It’s an ongoing work in progress but something that is incredibly important to me.
Do you have a shop where I can visit you and see your designs?
I don’t have a shop but I do have a beautiful working studio in Frome, Somerset where you are more than welcome to arrange a time to visit. My studio is my workshop so you can see how I make my designs, the tools I use and see lots of beautiful hair accessories. Visits are by appointment only so please contact me if you’d like to visit - it would be lovely to meet you!
What’s your lead time?
I make everything to order so please allow plenty of time for me to make your hair accessory or jewellery for you. If you are ordering a design from one of my collections, then please allow between four and six weeks. If you’re thinking of a bespoke design, then I will need longer to work with you to create your design and make it for you so I would advise contacting me as soon as possible but as a minimum, I would need eight to ten weeks. There is more info on my website under each design listing and there is also more info about the bespoke process.
I received my headdress yesterday and I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!!! I can’t wait to wear this on my wedding day. Thank you for the attention to detail you took through the whole process. It’s a work of art and I am so in love with it!
The pins are absolutely perfect, they are so, so beautiful (the photographs don’t do them justice!!) You are a real talent Clare… even the packaging was absolutely beautiful. Working with you on this has been a genuine pleasure and I will smile at the experience whenever I wear my beautiful hair pins.
One of my absolute favourite parts of planning our wedding was working with accessories designer Clare Lloyd who made a bespoke headpiece for me. It was such a delight to visit her studio - a treasure chest of beads in ever colour and mountains of sparkling creations. Together we concocted my dream hairpiece.
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