“I create Statement Made Jewellery that bridges the gap between the past and the present. Pieces that are like a time capsule for special memories and moments. And I enable women to connect deeply with their jewellery pieces I have made for them, to take it with them wherever they may go. Think extending the longevity of a beautiful moment in your life.”
The Hidden Hidden Jewel of Dorset
On the southwest coast of England, Dorset is a prime tourist destination. There are oodles of things to see and do, enough that you could spend a lifetime here just seeing and doing. Now there’s one more thing – Statement Made Jewellery.
We can hear them now… ‘Oh, sure… another housewife making bead necklaces on the kitchen table.’
While it’s true that Stephanie Cole-Lewis did make her first piece of jewellery on her living room coffee table in December of 2013, this extremely talented artist is far from just chasing beads. Stephanie has taken the first sparkle of inspiration to a full time business, with plans to expand already in motion.
Inspiration to Create
At the time of her first creation, Stephanie was working at high-street jewelers full time and taking her gemology exams on evenings and weekends. While still a little girl, she loved going antiquing with her parents, to marvel at the magnificent pieces of jewellery – all with a story to tell. That pull led her to the industry.
After working in jewellery making for 6 years, Stephanie was becoming frustrated with the ‘cookie cutter’ setup. Across the board, the pieces were mass produced, and there wasn’t much variation. Honestly, it was boring and didn’t seem to bear any meaning at all. It wasn’t special.
So, in 2014 she took matters into her own hands. And within a year ‘Statement Made’ became a reality. The name of Stephanie’s business is a play on words. Your ‘statement’ will be ‘made’ by the jewellery you wear, especially the pieces she creates.
A Special Brand for a Special Business
After Steph started in 2015, she decided to go for a fun, girly logo that reflected her high-fashion pieces. Like many brands, she transitioned into more personalised and minimalist pieces as time went on. At the end of 2018, she and her partners mutually decided that a re-brand would be very beneficial. So they set aside some time to find the perfect company to help make that happen!
“So far, the biggest obstacle has been trying to get out of the ‘startup’ mindset. Where you feel like you have to do everything yourself, and you find it hard to delegate.”
Statement Made has gone from strength to strength. The company has grown and evolved as the number of orders has increased, and the level of personalization deepened. All we can say is, we look forward eagerly to see where it goes next! As Stephanie says with a twinkle, ‘Watch this space!’
This is an exciting milestone – after having a new jewellery machine on her list for quite a while, Stephanie has made the purchase! Some very exciting exclusive designs will be released very soon! The machine is certainly not cheap, so there’s a great satisfaction in knowing that it now belongs to her. She can hardly wait to use it!
Although Statement Made Jewellery is based in Dorset, online shopping is preferred. On Stephanie’s website, you’ll notice that almost any currency is accepted. Just select your country.
And here’s another nice touch – Worldwide Free Shipping! Worldwide! Can you believe it?
As if that’s not enough, Stephanie maintains a blog stuffed full of interesting and helpful info. The blog is updated regularly, so check back often.
Besides the main website, Steph maintains a Facebook page. From time to time you can register for one of her fab Giveaways.
Pearls of Wisdom
“I would say only make what you love. Believe me, there will be times when you won’t be making money. But instead, you’ll be laying the groundwork and building your brand brick by brick, from the ground up.”
You were not born from a cookie cutter. You were crafted from an amazing mix of the world’s beautiful beings, shaped by your surroundings. And here you are, the perfect version of yourself. So why aren’t the ways we present ourselves the same? Why do we go back to the same places to seek inspiration to express what is already inside of us?
Reach out to the talented and creative design team at Autumn Lane Paperie for your unique and affordable custom branding. Like a piece of fine jewelry, your logo and imagery is crafted with inspiration and attention to detail!