Love From Hetty and Dave

New Forest, Hampshire

Hi, I'm Zoe.

Born on the South Coast of England in the late seventies, and raised on a diet of sequins, buttons, ribbons and thread, it was inevitable that sewing would play a large part of my life.

Inspired by South American folk art and vintage tattoos, all of my pieces are designed and hand-sewn by me, with love and attention, using cruelty free faux leather.

I believe every day is a dress up day, and my jewellery and accessories are designed with that in mind.

The story behind the business
Meet Hetty and Dave

After graduating in 2001 with a BA Hons in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, I soon re-discovered my childhood love of hand sewing, and by 2006 had completely ditched the metalwork. I began making my own range of hand stitched leather jewellery and accessories, selling on Portobello Road and Spitalfields Market, London.

In 2008, the tattoo inspired 'Blake' love heart I had made for Amy Winehouse, quickly became part of her iconic look. Before long I was stitching and sending personalised heart brooches all over the world, and stocking boutiques across Europe and Japan.

These days, I work from my home studio in the New Forest, one eye on my needle and thread, the other on my two small children... I no longer use real leather. I prefer the opulent colours of leatherette and glitter. My love for colour and sparkle is strong!

founder Credentials

  • Female Founded Business


20 Vimoutiers Court




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