Dudley & Roo came about in very early 2016; I'd made the decision not to return to my former employment after being on maternity leave as I knew going back to that job just wasn't the right choice for me and my family at that time.
During one of the (what felt like) 23 hours a day I spent feeding my son, I just happened to stumble across a metal stamping kit online and thought I'd treat myself and have a go. My first few attempts were questionable to say the least but I seemed to pick it up pretty naturally and then one day, somebody asked if I'd make them something as a gift for someone. After I'd made it, I decided to throw caution to the wind and officially set up us Dudley & Roo. It's been hard work; tears, tantrums and lots of chocolate has been consumed, but being able to work around my children and work for myself, is the dream.
After the success of solely personalised hand stamped items and gifts, and the birth of my daughter, 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 simple in design, timeless and things that I would consider a staple or essential for your jewellery collection. My designs are pieces I love and wear myself, whether it be an everyday staple or for a more special occasion. I usually combine pieces, especially if they’re telling a particular story, but equally, I love to rock a single piece on its own to dress up or dress down a particular outfit.