Jewelry Superstar

Lotts and Lots

Make jewelry with Charlotte from Lotts and Lots

Charlotte Smith
London, UK
PA by day, Crafter by night

When did you first start making jewelry and how did you learn?

I have been collecting beads, sequins and ribbon and making jewellery ever since I was little. I took a class a few years ago to learn the basics but from there it’s all been self-taught.

Can you remember the first piece you made?

I made a necklace from clay fruit shapes for a Brownie competition, I think I had quite a bit of help from my mum but I did win first prize!

Where do you look for inspiration?

I look for inspiration everywhere. When I’m at my desk I rely heavily on Pinterest and blogs but I find the most inspiration comes from travelling and people watching! I work in central London so there is such a diverse selection of people and influences all around me.

What's your craft space like and how do you organize your supplies?

My craft space is my lounge, I usually make whilst sitting on the floor looking out the window. I have just had a big re-organisation of my craft supplies as I kept losing stuff. I keep most supplies in plastic boxes separated by type and sometimes colour too. It took forever to re-arrange!

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to craft along to?

My husband normally dominates the TV with endless sport programmes. If he’s not in then I normally just work in silence or with the radio on. My day job is really hectic so I enjoy the peace and quiet.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I’m trying to improve my photography so I spend quite a lot of time with my camera in hand. There are so many other hobbies I would like to try, painting, screen printing, knitting, the list is endless! When I get the chance I like to bake or go for a swim, I find I have loads of ideas when I’m in the pool.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Don’t be scared to make a mistake when jewellery making, just enjoy the process of being creative you can always use the materials for something else if your project doesn’t work out as planned.

Charlotte Smith
  • false Necklaces
  • false Earrings
  • false Rings
  • false Bracelets
  • false Ornaments
  • false Belts
  • false Hair Accessories
  • false Brooches
  • false Cuff Links
Clothing restyles

What's your favorite...

TV Show
I don’t really watch much TV, but always enjoy a period programme with amazing costumes or I can never resist watching old episodes of Sex and the City whenever I come across them!!
Vampire Weekend
There’s too many to choose from! London, New York, Paris, Marrakech, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Rome – I love to travel!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Jane Eyre
Craft Supply
Beads or Ribbon
Craft Tool
Round nose pliers