We have been lusting over COPPER & SOLDER's instagram feed for months and this week we were lucky enough to have a chit chat with them about how it all started!!! Their Marbled concrete and copper creations are to die for and they are also offering OUR KIND readers and KIND Followers 15% off their stunning collection until 30th September 2016!!! To redeem go to www.copperandsolder.com and enter code OURKIND at the checkout.
Describe your background and discipline/ I studied textiles design at university, specialising in printed fashion. It's always been my passion, but i've not yet had a career from it. It's not completely off the cards, I'd love to delve back into it - potentially in the future for Copper & Solder. I worked for a lifestyle brand straight from university, which unfortunately closed, making me redundant. This is when Copper & Solder was born.
How did COPPER & SOLDER come to be?/ Dad made us a copper table when we were living in London. It was only till I got made redundant shortly after, that I started crafting copper products myself, alone, creating a name for the brand and opening an online shop.
What is your ultimate inspiration/ My sister! We totally get each other, so it's really great to have her involved with Copper & Solder.
What is your mantra/ Good quality coffee. Always.
Describe your working environment/ I work in two very different environments; outside where It gets very industrial, this is where I do the soldering, polishing and mixing concrete. I then have a more relaxing space where I like to fill my desk with inspirational things. I do all of the research, corking, packing + online bits here.
Which piece of jewellery can you not live without?/ I have 3 pieces of jewellery that I really couldn't live without! My Alex Monroe bumble bee necklace, a ring I made at a workshop by The Work Bench + a beautiful ring I got from sister when she asked me to be her bridesmaid.
What is the most thought provoking thing your saw/heard/read in the last week/ Last week we went camping in our little bell tent for the 5th time running. Eweleaze Farm is a working farm and open for one month of the year with the most amazing views of the jurassic coast in Dorset. We had camp fires every evening, we saw shooting stars, we watched families having a whale of a time and also fished for our dinner. It's a place where you can completely zone out, allowing you to reflect and think about what is really important in life.
What song(s) are you listening to on repeat at the moment/