I Made It Crafts

Jessica Goudkuil

Jessica is the owner and head tutor at The Bead Boutique, an independent and specialist jewellery making supply shop in Long Melford, Suffolk, UK.

Jessica’s team have been teaching beginners and advanced jewellery techniques since 2010, ‘We aim to create a relaxed atmosphere within our spacious workshop, which is an ideal place to let the creativity flow.’

Originally taught by local silversmith Richard Whitehouse but with the ever increasing price of sterling silver Jessica decided to look for a more ‘affordable’ option and then the obsession of beading began! Soon after, Jessica turned her dreams into reality by opening The Bead Boutique, stocking gorgeous beads, jewellery products, tools and of course running classes and workshops. ‘It’s been a steep learning curve’ she admits ‘but no regrets!’

With the ever growing demands of enthusiastic beaders, Jessica is busy with keeping the shop in order plus running the online store as well as attending bead fairs and shows. ‘I love to teach or even demonstrate a new technique, it’s refreshing to bounce ideas around too.’

Read more at www.thebeadboutique.co.uk