Dudley & Roo came about in very early 2016 although I wasn’t let loose on the public until later on that year and the welcome I received was (and still is) amazing.
I'm Chloe; the one-woman army behind the name Dudley & Roo (although there is sometimes the input from family members!). Based in a small village in Lincolnshire, I am the one who you will discuss ideas, stories and messages with; I design, create, hand stamp, assembles, polish, package and send out all of your orders.
After the success of solely hand stamped items, I started to work and experiment with precious metals, mainly sterling and fine silver. You'll see the nature and natural style of my work is simplistic, timeless, essential and somewhat rustic. I never make anything I wouldn't want to wear myself and with a hand on my heart, I can honestly say my 'work' doesn't feel like 'work' to me. I love what I do!
What’s in a name? Dudley is actually our big, black Labrador and Roo is the nickname which was given to our son when he was born in 2015. Since then, a daughter has burst on to the scene creating her own whirlwind of crazy which and in homage to her, you'll see the sterling silver makes are laid out on pink.
Although it’s not said enough, supporting a small business is so important and I'm honestly overwhelmed and truly grateful for all the support, custom, likes and orders I receive. Not only does it make me feel immensely proud that you’ve chosen Dudley & Roo to make that special item for you or your family and friends, but it also puts food on the table, clothes on our backs and a roof over my family's heads. I hope it makes you feel warm and fuzzy knowing you’ve helped me reach my dream and also knowing that a lot of care, personal attention and effort has gone into creating each and every thing that comes out of the Dudley & Roo workshop. Please do remember that every item has been made or assembled by an actual person (me!) and not a conveyor belt!
Family is at the very heart of this business and you will see that shine through in some of the standard designs and in some of the designs I will work with you to create too.
Again, thank you so much for all your support and business so far - I hope to work with you again, or for the very first time, very soon!