The Wear With Grace Fabulous Photo Shoot Crowdfunder
Wear With Grace has been selected by Creative Scotland to be part of a competition to win a share of £80,000 in match funding (up to £10,000 per project) from Creative Scotland towards a crowdfunding campaign.
Once live, the crowdfunding projects must hit a series of four milestones on Crowdfunder to receive the funding. £20,000 has been ring fenced so every project that hits milestone one will receive £1,000 of funding. The funding for milestones two, three and four will be released on a first come, first served basis.
Laura’s target is £5000 to fund her first ever photo and video shoot.
Wear With Grace – The Story
Contemporary polymer clay jewellery – designed to make you feel fabulous.
I launched Wear With Grace in April 2020 at the very beginning of our first national lockdown. I was working full time at the local deli (Hansen’s kitchen) in Comrie, Perthshire and I’d been making jewellery in my spare time. Encouraged by friends and family I took full advantage of the creative time I gained during the lockdown and opened an Etsy shop.
I sold out my first launch, then my second and my third and very quickly Wear With Grace was outgrowing my bedroom. In July 2020 I moved into my first studio space and began a creative business course ‘Creative Accelerator’ run by Elevator UK.
In January 2021 I left my day job to pursue Wear With Grace full-time. This coincided with the launch of my website and online shop, with being stocked in shops, galleries and art spaces all over Scotland, with trading in venues such as the St James Quarter and the V&A and with press coverage that featured magazine covers and double page spreads.
As the brand grew, so did my appetite for all things jewellery and I applied to study a HND in Jewellery and Arts Technology at City of Glasgow College. In August 2021 I relocated from Comrie, Perthshire to begin the course in Glasgow. Wear With Grace HQ is now a beautiful warehouse studio in the East End of the city.
Designed to make you feel fabulous – The Brand
Wear With Grace’s signature style is the hoop earring. I make them in every size, colour and style. There is literally a pair for everyone.
Wear With Grace is all about the way wearing jewellery makes you feel. I truly believe that hoop earrings bring some kind of power to the wearer. Jewellery plays a part in what you choose to say about yourself to the world and Wear With Grace embraces the theatrical element of that.
“If it makes you feel fabulous. Wear it.”
My background is in theatre design and that has translated through the way I market and photograph my jewellery. Because I launched at a time when no one could shop in person I had to rely on Wear With Grace’s visual presence and product photography to succeed. I was creating customer relationships solely online using Instagram, Facebook and my website, so my photography was absolutely key.
The Fabulous Photoshoot campaign
I’m here because I need help funding my first fabulous photo shoot.
Wear With Grace makes an earring for everyone. This will be at the heart of my first shoot.
The vision for this campaign is to employ a diverse team of creatives. By pledging not only are you supporting me and my small business, but you will also be supporting the wider creative community.
From the moment I launched Wear With Grace I have been surrounded by an amazing community. Today I need your help in taking the next step with my small business in making this shoot a reality. I hope you will pledge big or small and become a fabulous friend of Wear With Grace.
To support Laura’s campaign, visit here!