Meet The Maker: Sadie Jewellery
Sadie Annaliese Hodgson
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Sadie, what’s your favourite material to work with in your studio?
That has to be silver, It’s so malleable and fun to work with. One of my favourite tools in my studio is my rolling mill. You can emboss all kinds of delicate textures which is incredibly satisfying to do so.
How did you come up with the idea of Sadie Jewellery and what made you want to start your own company?
Sadie Jewellery originally started in 2013 as a hobby, a year on I was invited by Barclays Bank in Newquay to display my work outside their branch as at the time they were promoting local start-up businesses. A fantastic opportunity kick starting it all off. I attended as many craft fairs as I could and also experimented with online sales. It was summer 2015 that I started to sell through local surf shops, this was when it really transitioned from a hobby to a business.
What’s unique about Sadie Jewellery?
I have my own style, feminine and elegant with mermaid vibes. My aim is to show off the raw beauty of the sea glass and gemstones. I believe that my passion for my creations & the inspirations behind them is pretty unique & provides Sadie Jewellery with a brand that is just that little bit different than the competition out there.
Have you always had an interest in jewellery making?
Always! Ever since I was young I knew that I wanted a career in the creative industry. My mum bought me my first “make your own jewellery” kit when I was 5 and I guess that was where it all started.
How long have you been surfing and what get’s you stoked about surfing?
Growing up in Cornwall I have always been in and out of the water since I was small. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I really started surfing regularly and fully got the bug! A good forecast on the horizon always gets me excited.
What’s your favourite breaks?
My go to spot is Watergate Bay, I also love the St Ives area.
What’s the best and worst thing about surfing?
The best part of surfing is having fun, improving and not taking life too seriously. What better way to take in our beautiful surroundings? The worst things are damp sandy wetsuits, they are absolutely disgusting! I have a shallow horse feed bucket to get changed in and a bottle of water to avoid this. Highly recommended!
How do you overcome your fears?
This past year I have really been pushing myself to go out in bigger waves. It’s a hard one, it’s all in my head… I know that! I’ve taken a fair few poundings on some solid ones this winter which has actually given me more confidence to go out in waves that I would normally bottle it in!
What tunes get you stoked for surfing/working?
I don’t like to limit myself to a genre, but I am quite partial to an electro beat or some hip hop ha ha!
Describe your typical day
A typical day will start with an early surf, on my way back that’s when I normally search for sea glass. Once home I will make orders followed by a cycle to the post office and if I’m lucky I can squeeze in another surf!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate almond croissants…
If you could have a superpower what would it be and what would you use it for?
Hmm… This is a really hard question! The most obvious one is to breath underwater, that would be pretty cool.
Describe your life right now in 5 words
Exciting, positive, challenging, overwhelming, creative.
See of Sadie’s range of jewellery for the Beach Boutique HERE