Meet the maker Carla pickering

Hello,

I'm Carla, I am 29 and I live in Paignton, Devon, with my 2 sons, baby daughter and husband.

Ever since I was a child I used to enjoy crafts of different sorts, my grandmother and mother taught me to knit and would spend a long time helping me pick up my stitches. I was constantly pressing flowers, attempting to knit, sewing and painting pictures.

I opened Elysium Designs in 2012 when I started selling jewellery, I have since gone on to expand what I sell to include many other crafts.

I mostly take my inspiration from nature and mythology. Here in Deon we are not short of woodland, beaches and moorland, it's hard for it not to inspire you to be creative!