The Edna May collection
It’s now been a week since our first collection was launched! Eeek! All in all it has been a very busy few months of designing (and lots of redesigning – the downside to being a perfectionist!) along with all the extra jobs that go with setting up a new business (of which I am very grateful to the lovely Anna for all her help in assisting in this area), but it is a wonderful, and very surreal, feeling to see products that you have designed not only packed up in envelopes to be posted to online customers, but also in actual shop card stands!
For the past few years I have felt called to use my creativity as a way of sharing what the Bible says and after setting up my first range of secular greetings cards and gifts back in 2013 under the name Betty Charlie (a lifelong nickname from my Uncle Pete), I thought that maybe this could be a way to share it. In Spring 2015 I thought more seriously about my brand identity and how it could actually work. I love all things gold and knew I wanted to incorporate this into my designs and when I was thinking about the brand name and read the verse 1 Peter 1:7 which talks about your faith being worth more than gold, it all just fitted into place. My designs are usually inspired by passed down family treasures and found vintage objects. The first collection is named the Edna May Collection after my Nanny as the floral designs and the colour palette were inspired by some of her silk scarves I have that she used to wear.
I can’t wait to see what God has got in store for the next few months for More Than Gold Designs and I would like to say a special thanks to all our lovely stockists and customers so far.