Kent business venture

News Posted 06/09/16
Rising demand for hand-crafted keepsakes provides new opportunities for entrepreneurial mums

A new keepsake business based in Bearsted, Kent, has launched to the craft and gift market producing hand-crafted finger, hand, foot and paw print charms captured in 99.9% fine silver.

Laura Buchanan, the founder and creator of and mum-of-one, made the brave step of leaving her corporate marketing job in London and establishing the business in rural Kent.

“After having my daughter Esme in March 2015 I decided to take the big step of leaving the corporate world and my stable job in marketing and follow my passion and skills for craft and design,” explains Laura. “There is such a growing demand for high-quality keepsakes that people can give as gifts or buy for themselves and preserving precious finger, hand, foot and paw prints in silver is such a beautiful way of doing this.”

The process of making the jewellery requires significant amount of skill and technique and Laura attended specialist training to perfect the art.

“The beauty of running a craft business from home is that I have been able to train and work flexibly around my one-year-old little girl and practice making the jewellery in the evenings when she is in bed. It’s been a long road getting everything set up and having the website designed etc. however I am really pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to get started on the orders I have had already via my website and Facebook page.”

Laura set up Two Green Lane in honour of her late Grandmother who lived at Two, Green Lane in a little village in Bedfordshire.

“She was an incredible lady who was so selfless and loved by everyone who knew her. She inspired me to follow my dreams and be brave and bold. Since setting up Two Green Lane I haven’t looked back. Every day is different and I feel blessed to be doing something that I have so much passion for.”

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