I am the face behind Be Creative, Be Yourself, allow me to introduce myself.
Hi I am Sarah
I originally trained in Fashion Design at the Somerset College of Art and Technology.
My first job was with Ritva Westenius Couture which set me on my way to design and make wedding dresses, working exclusively in silk, lace and fine fabrics.
Out of necessity I later retrained in accounting as a 9-5 way to support my two young boys when I became a single parent. However, a serious back injury in 2009 led me to having to give up my position as Finance manager at a residential care home and taking yet another change in direction.
This time the need for “creativity” was my driving force and I set up The Bath Balloon & Bunting Company which later evolved into Teasel & Pearl. I love working with brides/grooms to be and bringing ideas to life in creating bespoke wedding decorations but the most “fun” projects tend to be children’s parties!
For anyone that starts making jewellery, they will know that it soon becomes an addictive pastime! Suddenly beads, beads and even more beads take over your living room and just continue to spread throughout the house! In 2014 I started holding “drop in” jewellery making workshops in Lamb Yard and Westbury Gardens. The feedback from customers was so positive that it led to the start of Be Creative Be Yourself and putting on a monthly event in my home town, Bradford on Avon.