Susie

Jewellery Designer



‘A bit of a magpie, with a distinct penchant for vintage’, is how Susie describes herself. Today she runs her own online jewellery store, susiewarner.com, well worth a visit if contemporary jewellery with an air of yesteryear glam sounds like your thing.
Susie trained ‘Up North’ as a jewellery designer before heading South to become a freelance designer, collaborating with many of fashion’s top brands in London. She has now left the capital for the relative tranquility of the South coast where, with her fellow jewellery artisans, she goes about running her online business.
Beyond gemstones and art deco objets d’art, Susie’s life as a ‘born collector’ is evident within minutes of our interview at her Victorian flat, where we find what looks like a treasure trove of 12" vinyls. She proceeds to present us proudly with a selection of her prized plastic pressings!
“I’m not a big one for ‘form filling’ and telling my life story… so a couple of details online suited me!”
Moving on to Pockit matters, Susie explains why Pockit works for her. “I wanted an easy way to manage my jewellery business cash flow. I compared all sorts of options, from both the big banks and smaller banking alternatives. Pockit looked and sounded ideal. The application process was really easy, and quick too. I’m not a big one for ‘form filling’ and telling my life story... so a couple of details online suited me! The website makes it a doddle to move money around and see exactly where I’m at all of the time. I like anything to do with my money to be really clear and efficient, and Pockit’s certainly that.”
QUICK-FIRE QUESTIONS
What are your hobbies / interests?
Creative things generally – I paint, I draw, I love making dresses. And though I haven’t got a motorbike at the moment, I do ride, so one’s definitely on my wish list and I can’t wait to get out and explore the Sussex downs.
If money was no object what would you do all day?
I would potter... energetically, though! Painting, sewing, walking on the beach and gardening – I love planting and watching things grow.
What does your perfect day look like?
A summer’s morning, up late, breakfast in the garden and then exploring somewhere new (probably by the sea) with friends.
What’s your favourite memory?
I’ve got lots, but memories of summer holidays on the Dorset coast often make me smile. My sister, cousins and I clambering over rocks and discovering rock pools (and always falling in) plus, as Dad was a big steam train fan, there was always a trip to a heritage railway thrown in. Great days!
Thanks, Susie – love your gems, both the sparkling kind and the vinyl ones!

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