Established in 2010, Joy Impressions & Prints is the ‘third child’ of mum-of-two Tara.
Tara designs and creates unique pieces of personalised jewellery and casts in her home studio in Ilkley (West Yorkshire). Every piece is handcrafted from start to finish by Tara for a completely personal service.
After the birth of her second child, Tara knew she couldn’t go back to a full time job working for someone else, which is when Joy Impressions & Prints was born. And as word of mouth has spread about her quality pieces, attention to detail and excellent customer service, the business has gone from strength to strength.
Joy Impressions & Prints allows Tara to combine her creative passion (she studied for an Art and Design Foundation and BSc Textile degree at De Montfort University in Leicester) with caring for her two children, and at the same time create unique pieces of personalised pieces for other families.
“What I enjoy most is that with personalised jewellery and casts every piece is totally unique, and every day is different,” she said. “To work with customers to make that special piece whether it be jewellery, a hand & foot cast or flower cast that they will treasure is a real honour. Tara feels very lucky to be able to go to work and do something she absolutely loves:
“What’s great is seeing customers come back with their second or third child, or commissioning additional pieces for family gifts throughout the year – it shows they’re loving what I’m doing and my work is hitting the right note.”