I use intricate handstitching in my painting studio, so it felt natural to extend this technique into jewellery. I soon found out that a product with a function is more marketable and affordable to the public. So this cottage industry began to grow this year! The chokers are glitzy, at times flamboyant and can be worn as a main focal feature. The 2006 range is called ‘Bubbaliscious’, inspired by childhood sweets, their flavours and colours.