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Jeweller Chelle Mullen of Storm and Grace and I chatted about all things jewellery, business, horses (and cats and raccoons), eco-consciousness, and gin.

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Highlights include:

  • 1:05 – Introducing Chelle
  • 3:07 – Tonight’s cocktail – Horse’s Neck
  • 4:13 – Who is Chelle, what does she do, and how did she get started?
  • 5:59 – The joy of running her own business
  • 6:35 – Top tip for jewellery care
  • 7:45 – A common myth about jewellery making
  • 8:31 – How do you go from a lump of silver out of the ground to a ring?
  • 10:14 – Chelle’s most underrated tool in the workshop
  • 12:03 – More of Chelle’s thoughts on starting and running her own business
  • 15:15 – Top choice for outsourcing
  • 16:38 – Chelle’s horses (and one semi-tame squirrel)
  • 20:27 – Inspiration for new makes and how the commissioning process works
  • 22:19 – Our favourite pieces
  • 24:47 – Chelle’s top tip for planning without overwhelm
  • 27:03 – Top tip for an easy way to begin being eco-conscious in your business
  • 28:29 – Music that gets us pumped up and going
  • 29:58 – It’s okay to be yourself!
  • 32:12 – Chelle’s upcoming plans and where to find her online
  • 33:29 – How do you know when a work is finished?

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This is part of my community-building Cocktails & Chat podcast and Instagram Live series. The idea is to kick back, relax, get to know your fellow makers, and realise you’re not alone. For more community, join the Facebook group. See you soon!