I'm Jo, the owner of Dotty Cuckoo, a collection of jewellery, accessories and kits, with each piece designed and hand-made by me in my South London studio.
After doing a degree in Illustration, and eight years prop-making at Aardman Animations and Bristol Old Vic, I went on to have a successful fashion business ('Shirley Geek' - 'girly chic' swapped around!) and team of twenty helpers, selling my t-shirts to over 300 department stores and boutiques all over the world. I continued for a while when I had my little girl but it all proved a bit much when my twin boys came along, and I decided to take a break! While playing with my kids, I discovered the exciting potential of fuse beads, and found that I could source lots of different shades to use in a painterly way, so I started to develop a new brand. I now make a range of statement jewellery and accessories, including necklaces, brooches and pins, and I've just added a range of do-it-yourself kits for any age.
Thanks for dropping by, and please let me know if you have any questions at all!