THE B HAPPY STUDIO
The B Happy Studio is a one-woman, sustainable, independent jewellery brand. Everything is designed and created by me, Bertie Bowan, whilst also working as a fashion stylist at ITV, running a popular Instagram account @mothershoppers and being a Mum of 2.
It all began during Lockdown 1.0 when I made myself a necklace. I loved how a colourful piece of jewellery could lift an outfit with minimal effort. Remember, we were all basically wearing loungewear at that point. Getting dressed almost felt pointless with nowhere to go which was not great for my mood.
I suffer from anxiety and depression and Lockdown was the perfect storm to really magnify that. Making jewellery gave me a creative outlet, an easy way to style my comfy clothes and make me feel good. Also, physically making the pieces gave me something to do with my anxious hands whilst keeping my mind calm.
I shared the necklace on Instagram and got an amazing response! My brand was born.
Mental health and the environment is at the core of The B Happy Studio. My jewellery really helps lift peoples mood – they love the smiley faces and bright colours. I use vintage and preloved beads in all my products except the smiley bead, which is handmade exclusively for me by a local maker. To avoid waste I make to order and use leftover beads to create DIY jewellery kits for kids. All of my packaging is made from recycled materials and is either fully recyclable or compostable.
I also offer personalisation on any piece – just get in touch via IG.
The best bit about my job is sourcing the beautiful vintage beads and growing a community on Instagram where we can talk openly about our mental health.
Bertie has kindly offered FREEPOST to all of our readers for a limited time – so dont miss out on a great Christmas gift opportunity – simply pop over to The B Happy Studio and use code: FREEPOSTDONNA for free P+P until midnight Tuesday 26th October