Rachel Wood began handcrafting jewellery as a child, but this hobby developed over time into a skilled career right up until the arrival of her daughter in 2013.
As an established and respected local designer, Rachel’s work has previously been featured in catwalk shows, editorials and also the cover of prestigious regional Bridal publications. Her previous work included mainly bridal and evening wear, but she also undertook work for dance wear as well as everyday jewellery / special gifts. She specialised in bespoke orders for beautifully personalised jewellery and unique commissions for bridal accessories.
To broaden her skill base Rachel undertook additional training as a photographic technician, whilst at college, where she specialised in 3D Design. Following her time working for a bridal wear company, Rachel became a freelance designer in 2001.
After the final exhibition of her coursework with the other students, she devoted herself to her passions; handcrafting tiaras and headdresses (alongside a local bridal wear designer), continuing with work in photo imaging / wedding album design and dancing in her spare time.
Rachel qualified as a professional Ballroom & Latin-American dancer in 2008, after several years as a regional and national competitor. In 2010 she simoultaniously developed this other passion into a second business, providing coaching, classes and wedding dance lessons in Cheshire.
Following an extended period of maternity leave from her own businesses, Rachel joined the show round team at local wedding venue Sandhole Oak Barn. With her wealth of wedding knowledge and experience this role developed to include content creation as their social media manager.
Rachel’s creative skills are now utilised for pleasure when time allows, working the past few years for the NHS and as a Mum to the best girl in the world x