Meet the maker

Demelza Designs is a small business based in Cornwall. All jewellery and knitwear is designed and hand created by the founder Gail who is inspired by the cornish north coast where she has lived for over thirty years.

As a very young child Gail was taught how to knit by her mother. By the time she was eleven yea7rs old she was hand knitting her own school jumpers and cardigans.and making her own clothes. At the age of 17 Gail started to study fashion design at Oxford prior to moving on to attend the prestigious former 'Medway College of Design' in Kent.

At the the age of 31 Gail opened her own baby and toddlers clothing boutique in Cornwall designing, making and selling her own designer childens clothing direct to the public for 14 years. Her work was purchased from people from around the world as gifts for either their own children, grandchildren, their immediate family or for their friends children. During this period Gail had been featured in a childrens BBC programme and interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall along with endless articles written about her work.

Thirteen years ago she decided to have a complete career change in to health care and she attended Portsmouth University. Due to becoming physically disabled seven years later she could no longer work in her new career so she has recently returned back to designing and creating beautiful things.

The vast majority of her work is a 'one off ' because she does not like creating the exact same piece of work twice! Gail is a stickler for perfection and that is partly the reason why she personally meticulously hand makes each peace of her designs. Gails jewellery is now being retailed through a local boutique jewellers in Cornwall and has recently been accepted by the 'National Association of Jewellers' as a British Jewellery Designer/Craft Person having submitted her work, passing their vigorous high standards and obtaining referance checks within the jewellery industry.

Thank you for taking the time to read her profile.

Gail would like to thank her husband, two adult sons and her best friends Val and Jenny for their support, without it, Demelza Designs would not be selling through