Before I started my own business I was working part time for a building society in Glasgow, I found trying to rush for trains and nursery pick ups really stressful, as well as feeling like I was letting my colleagues down when having to phone in sick when the kids were ill. I knew I wanted to do something creative and flexible to suit my family life. I had had 3D casts done for Struan and Annabelle when they were babies but I found it difficult to find a company which offered the service near me, so I decided to take the plunge and research how I could learn this new skill.
I found a few generic 4 hour courses available online but Precious Memories stood out for me because it was a 2 day course, after speaking to Glenda just once I knew that she was the person to help me on this journey as her story of starting out 15 years ago was almost identical to my situation at the time, this made me feel confident that she could guide me all the way and indeed she has, the 2 days were packed full of all the ins and outs of the delicate process along with many solutions to mistakes Glenda had encountered along the way, all of which has been invaluable to me.
I love being my own boss and having the flexibility to fit my business around my family and never having to worry about missing any pick ups or any milestones in my children’s lives. I also love the fact that I have rediscovered my creative side something I didn’t think I would have the opportunity to do after school, I am so happy and proud of what I have achieved so far.
I have got to meet some amazing clients including pets and work with a fantastic photographer too. I love creating 3D Castings and being able to offer my clients a wide range including the luxurious range in Lead Crystal Glass, Solid Bronze and Hallmarked Sterling Silver.
I also love the idea that I can offer my clients the personalised jewellery. I take the prints and then send them to Glenda at her studio in Poole, Dorset where she creates the pieces and then returns them to me. It means as a business, I can offer my clients a whole array of keepsakes.
So if you are looking for to start a business and need good training but also good support both at the time and on-going then I would highly recommend Glenda at Precious Memories.