Thimble Rose was founded during the global pandemic in Aug 2020. My name is Ying, and here you can find out a little more about my small business journey.
Being a keyworker, I found myself fortunate enough to still have had a routine and that I could support the local community and colleagues through my work. However, as I am sure many of you can relate to, our social lives stopped and it was no longer possible to see those who are nearest and dearest to us. This I found very challenging and needed an outlet which would help me focus and pass my free time.
Thimble Rose started as a beaded bracelet business in August 2020, when in my evenings after work and in the weekends where I was not working, I spent with a needle and thread to make customised beaded bracelets. So if you have ever wondered how the name "Thimble Rose" came about, I was very careless with a needle at first and a friend suggested I get a Thimble. I then spent hours looking for a thimble and got carried away browsing and admiring how dainty and intricate some were; a love affair then began. And why Rose you may ask? As a new small business based in London, UK, roses are one of our national flowers. Roses in itself are delicate, come in array of colours and are simply beautiful; everything I hoped my jewellery business will become.
I had started with beaded bracelets with the long term goal to create my own demi-fine gemstone jewellery brand and in January 2021 you could say I took the plunge, and now here I am!
I have always loved and been obsessed with jewellery. To me, special pieces all have a story and jewellery in itself has so many purposes.
Thimble Rose is a passion project. Since I graduated I have been in the same job for the last 10 years. I have loved every moment, including all the challenges, everything that I have learnt and who I have become. However, there was a part of me that felt a little bit unfulfilled, a side of me that felt "unknown" and that is how Thimble Rose was born. Now, here I am today, making mistakes, celebrating successes, but most importantly discovering more of my "unknown"! It is easy to give up, but if you have ever felt that you wanted to try something new, do it, start today and don't give up!
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