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My Story

Emma owner and designer

Hey! I am Emma…the owner, designer, maker, tea lady, post office runner (and everything in between) here at Little Pig Jewellery Design. I make and design quirky, fun and handmade Perspex acrylic and wooden jewellery that is as unique as you. I am based in the beautiful, rural countryside of Derbyshire, UK and started my business on the values of colour, hope and creativity and a daydream that just would not go away!

Colour hope and creativity illustration

Little Pig Jewellery Design's Mission: To create wearable art that can inspire, spread happiness and capture memories for everyone. 

Little Pig workbench

In the Summer of 2014, whilst on a road trip to Brighton, I had the same conversation with my other half that I had already talked about a number of times before. I daydreamed about having the know-how to make jewellery, something that I am quite frankly obsessed with! He looked at me and with a sudden sense of seriousness said, “just do it! Find a night class or a course and enjoy it.” I came up with the usual excuses about there not being enough time in the day (I was working long hours as a Deputy Head Teacher) and he told me to make time…so I used that popular search engine online and found a silversmithing course that wasn’t too far from where we live and booked a place. I was ridiculously excited and that night I could not sleep. So (having never actually made a saleable piece of jewellery) I went online, registered my company name, reserved a website domain name and designed a logo (which has thankfully since been updated by a talented illustrator) but I was full of what was going to be a new adventure! 

I loved the classes and learned so much about working with metals, but my true passion is acrylic jewellery, something that I have avidly collected and worn for around 20 years! So fast forward a little while, I then went on to training in handmade acrylic jewellery at the London Jewellery School and then, through lots of research, a laser-cutting course nearer to home. You can probably gather by now that I’m an all or nothing kind of person, so the next day I purchased my own laser cutter!   The rest as they say, is history…well more the present in my case. In the Summer of 2017 I left my career in education and took a leap of faith to run Little Pig Jewellery Design full time and start officially trading as an independent business. My business name originates from a nickname given by a younger member of the family...and it has stuck!

Doodlebot illustration of Emma

On the subject of family, I wanted to share a little bit about the work I do with Little Pig Jewellery Design's chosen charity; The Motor Neurone Disease Association. My brother Richard passed away in December 2018 having faced a brief battle with MND at the age of just 49. Since then, my customers and I have raised money and awareness of this awful disease through sales of pieces and percentages donated. Recently, I have been donating money from sales of Peace Bird brooches to the British Red Cross to supply emergency aid to those affected in Ukraine. Last year I also worked alongside other creatives to raise money for Lebanon and have supported animal charities and local schools in their fundraising also. 

Perspex acrylic material

My colourful jewellery is shipped worldwide and I am so excited by the growing support of stockists both near and far. Inspiration is taken from day to day life, things that make me smile and I am obsessed with all things kitsch and fun. When asked what my favourite colour is, it's a true head to head battle between pink and rainbow (because we can call that a colour...right!?) I love fashion and culture and my go to style is a mix between Children’s TV presenter and 1950s flair!

pastel post it note broochesmighty pen and hope balloon brooches

I hope you find something fun on my website (be sure to check my social media pages for updates on new releases, loads of behind the scenes action, sneak peeks and the occasional video of my dog Brian and rabbit Oreo) and if you're looking for something a little more bespoke, then please get in touch as I LOVE a custom order...anything is (almost) possible. You can contact me by emailing hello@littlepigjewellerydesign.com 

I would love you to like and follow what I do. If you would like a more behind the scenes look and to get involved with designs, receive exclusives and much more, then come along and join my closed Facebook group LittlePig - Let Me In!


I send out a monthly newsletter and the aim is to make it a fun read with a roundup of things that happened in the world of this Little Pig! You can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dGw7AP 







Contact Emma via email on hello@littlepigjewellerydesign.com

Little Pig Jewellery Design is registered company number 09189152 at White Carr Farm, DE55 6DE.