How Pretty Little Keepsakes came to be...
It's been a long long road with many turns and twists along the way and so after many years of learning, growing and researching, my passion has now become a reality.
My name is Nicki Yates, a self taught jewellery designer with over 10 years experience. I am also the owner and originator of Pretty Little Keepsakes, a unique brand specialising in custom-bespoke and engraved personalised jewellery and keepsake gifts. All of my designs are handmade within a small independent design workshop based in Lancashire.
With a keen flare for creativity, especially an interest in jewellery design, I embarked on a search to source the necessary materials and tools that would enable me to begin my journey. My first ever creation was a beautiful beaded bracelet, handmade and uniquely personalised for my close friend. Since then, I have designed and handcrafted many pieces that have been personalised for family and friends.
Over the years, I have managed and developed businesses selling ready designed jewellery with success, however I quickly learned that these markets were becoming saturated and could be easily copied by anyone. They no longer stood out as unique. This was the missing piece of my puzzle. I realised that there was definitely a gap in the market for uniqueness, handcrafting and personalisation and so with this in mind, I decided to set up a business specialising in handcrafting and designing of my own creations. It wasn't easy and it took a lot of time to master, patience to learn, time to research and source the necessary materials and time to form relationships with suppliers whom I could wholeheartedly trust.
With everything finally in place, I am thrilled and very proud to be able to showcase my own unique creations.
I would love for you to continue to be part of my journey and growth.