My name is Lowri Wyn, jewellery maker and founder of Siop Wyn.
My love for creating came from a young age, competing in arts and craft competitions for local community shows and at the Eisteddfod. I graduated from Bangor University with a degree in product design where I visited several jewellery makers as part of my work placements. It was here that I began my journey, in learning how to create jewellery and enjoyment in making small personal pieces for customers. I was given the opportunity to progress my career after university at one my work placements. A year later I went on a once in a life time trip and visited New Zealand, Australia and Thailand.
Upon my return I came back eager to start my own jewellery company. Working part time in a caffe I slowly turned my brothers old bedroom into my own workshop and created a number of unique jewellery collection.
Being a farmers daughter and having my own flock of rare breed sheep, I combined my two passions by making silver jewellery and finishing these pieces with the wool from my own sheep. I grew the company by attending local fairs and selling online which assisted in widening the customer base.
In May 2015 at 24 years old, I opened a small shop on the High Street in Conwy. The workbench was a centrepiece at the shop where customers could watch me create the jewellery. Growing up to be proud of my Welsh heritage, I saw a gap in the market to sell unique welsh gifts and cards as Conwy didn’t have anywhere like this. After 5 years of filling every corner of the shop with either jewellery or lovely hand made products, I finally took the leap to a bigger premises at number 21 High Street (a whole 5 doors down!)
Since then I have completed a two online diploma courses from London Jewellery school earning a distinctions in silver diploma and fine jewellery. This has enabled me to develop my collections further creating collection with precious gemstones.
When I’m not making jewellery or serving customers at the shop I love going on adventures to the mountains with my husband Llyr and our two dogs Els and Llew. I believe a lot of my inspiration comes from the outdoors- especially my Mountain jewellery collection.
My key achievements:
Opening a shop on the High Street.
Winning the Conwy New Business of the Year Award in 2016.
Making cufflinks and bracelet for the rugby star George North and his wife double olympic world champion Becky James.
Talking about my business on S4C’s ‘Heno’ and ‘Ffermio’ in 2015 and 2016.
Being asked to create the Eryri Young Farmers Eisteddfod crown in 2017.
Earning distinctions in the London Jewellery school diploma.