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Jewellery designer takes plunge and opens shop
A JEWELLERY designer is hoping a new venture can provide some light and sparkle in the gloom of the economic downturn.
Artist Emma Sedman had taken the plunge and opened a store and workshop in her Yorkshire Dales home town of Leyburn.
The designer, who has previously had her work exhibited around the UK and in New York, had a base at the Dales Centre in Reeth until taking time out to have children.
Mrs Sedman said she and husband Glenn thought long and hard about opening her own shop given the bleak economic outlook, but decided she would regret it if she did not at least try.
“I’m really excited to be in Leyburn,” she said.
“I’ve had a really positive response – fellow businesses have been particularly supportive - and I’m delighted to be exhibiting not only my own work, but also that of some of the best contemporary jewellers that the UK has to offer.”
Mrs Sedman has built a workshop at the back of she store so she can make jewellery while being on hand for customers.
She designs and makes jewellery in silver and enamel, with pieces decorated with precious metal leaf.
She produces one-off commissions, including engagement rings.