ChaByDesign

Barbara Mucha Plus

“Unique handmade Jewellery in Sterling Silver - Made with love, care and dedication, every item is as individual as you are. ”

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ChaByDesign

ChaByDesign is a handmade jewellery range. Imaginatively designed and expertly handcrafted by me, Barbara Mucha, in my studio located in Wolverhampton UK.

I grew up

in the Russian part of Germany. Unfortunately I was classed as political incorrect (I did not conform to their political doctrine) and so as a punishment I was refused to go to college/university. But they could not take away my creativity. First of all I wanted to be a fashion designer - in the Russian part of Germany was not a lot going on with fashion... I wanted to change it... but unfortunately political doctrine did not let me grow with it. I could only make and design clothing and accessories for my family and friends.

When the wall came down I worked as a production manager in one of the biggest newspapers in Germany. This was fun - I love big machinery but I still had the urge to be creative. I wanted to home educate my children which is not possible in Germany so I decided to moved to England and follow my dream of being creative to set up my own business making and selling ceramics

I love muddling with clay and the excitement of opening the kiln to see how the finished pieces look. I was also working with metal. I started by combining it with clay and from there came the idea to work with precious metals and going a lot smaller in my pieces.

And now I am concentrating on jewellery. I love details and accuracy and strive to get perfection. This is so rewarding. All these sawing, soldering, filing and polishing the tools I've got to make... When I am looking at the finished pieces and I find more and more little things I absolutely love about it and the happiness I get from making it. My partner just laughs when I jump in excitement and say to him "look how shiny I've got it..." Never mind madness belongs to creativity.

I hope I can give you a little bit of these excitements and let you feel good
Barbara