Jijicraft

Indie Biz ownerTamara Jijiashvili

I am a new mum to a very energetic 1 year old and will be looking after my daughter full time. She has taught me how living in the present moment is so important, which is why I have decided to follow my dream of setting up my own small business.

I have been making earrings for myself since 2010, and recently I found wearing fun earrings to work made me feel like myself again. Through 3 national lockdowns, childcare and full time work, I felt like I was losing my identity. Wearing fun earrings connected me to my playful and happy self. It became an important part of self-expression for me.
I want to be able to share this creativity which I have more or less bottled up through full time work and career goals. Now I am ready to let my creativity go wild and explore jewelry making. I have started with what I know best (which is earrings), but I am really eager to continue to develop my skills into other pieces.

I pour my heart into all the products I make. I am currently really into exploring and experimenting with polymer clay and COLOUR! I have a thing for silver plated materials to bring all the pieces together. I am launching an Etsy shop in June, but selling earrings through Instagram at the moment.

Finally, some fun facts about me:
I moved to the UK when I was 10 from Georgia and I can speak 3 languages.
I am environmentally conscious in all aspects of my life, making eco friendly swaps and changes as much as I can.
I have a degree in Photography and absolutely love it. My favourite things to photograph are nature and my daughter (when she sits still for long enough!)
I absolutely love being a mum.
I have over 100 houseplants, which have miraculously survived through my continued neglect over the last 2 years. I also absolutely love growing my own vegetables and fruits in my small garden.

I am a new mum to a very energetic 1 year old and will be looking after my daughter full time. She has taught me how living in the present moment is so important, which is why I have decided to follow my dream of setting up my own small business.

I have been making earrings for myself since 2010, and recently I found wearing fun earrings to work made me feel like myself again. Through 3 national lockdowns, childcare and full time work, I felt like I was losing my identity. Wearing fun earrings connected me to my playful and happy self. It became an important part of self-expression for me.
I want to be able to share this creativity which I have more or less bottled up through full time work and career goals. Now I am ready to let my creativity go wild and explore jewelry making. I have started with what I know best (which is earrings), but I am really eager to continue to develop my skills into other pieces.

I pour my heart into all the products I make. I am currently really into exploring and experimenting with polymer clay and COLOUR! I have a thing for silver plated materials to bring all the pieces together. I am launching an Etsy shop in June, but selling earrings through Instagram at the moment.

Finally, some fun facts about me:
I moved to the UK when I was 10 from Georgia and I can speak 3 languages.
I am environmentally conscious in all aspects of my life, making eco friendly swaps and changes as much as I can.
I have a degree in Photography and absolutely love it. My favourite things to photograph are nature and my daughter (when she sits still for long enough!)
I absolutely love being a mum.
I have over 100 houseplants, which have miraculously survived through my continued neglect over the last 2 years. I also absolutely love growing my own vegetables and fruits in my small garden.