Gorgeous Mama of two, Natalie founded Little Magpies shortly after having her first son. She has created a beautiful range of necklaces, bangles, teethers and more! Here is Natalie's story:
I’m Natalie, Mum of two boys Jesse aged three and Jonah who has just turned one. Before I had children I loved jewellery and accessories. So much so that I started a business selling handmade and vintage jewellery which was a hobby and a creative outlet for me. After I had my oldest son I quickly realised that babies and pretty jewellery are not compatible. My son broke a few of my necklaces so I stopped wearing them completely. Around that time my sister in law bought me a teething & nursing necklace from the US. I loved it and my son did too. However, it was a bit chunky for me and eventually I lost it. I tried to find something similar in the UK but there wasn’t much available at that time and what I found wasn’t really my style.
I decided to use my skills to create my own necklaces. I began making them for friends and gradually they became part of my jewellery business which was then based on Etsy. On New Years Eve 2014 I decided to open a separate Etsy shop for the teething jewellery and so Little Magpies began. The name came as an extension of my vintage business which was ‘White Magpie’ and as my baby literally was a little magpie for anything I wore it seemed fitting.
more and hopefully as the business grows this will be achievable. I’ve recently taken a career break from my day job as a social worker and I can’t wait to see where the business takes me over the next year.