We are Joanna Barr and Harriet Chappell. We have been friends for over 25 years having met working together in London.
Joanna started “beading” at the age of 6, and the love of making beaded jewellery is still very much with her, a hobby that she gave up for many years whilst she concentrated on her career. In 2004, Joanna had her first child, and stayed at home in her new role, as a mummy. After 18 months, Joanna missed the challenges of her career, so she decided to take up making jewellery again, from home. This hobby grew very quickly into something bigger, and by 2010, and 2 more children later, Acqua Jewellery was born, set up as a bespoke handmade jewellery business.
Harriet had also been working for a long time before having children, and was also a “stay at home” mummy. So we joined forces…
In early 2018, Acqua Jewellery became Acqua London. The Company had grown into a jewellery, clothing, leather bags and accessories business, so we felt that the name Acqua London was more appropriate.
On a day-to-day basis, we deal direct with our manufacturers and make sure that every product is ethically produced. In fact, a lot of time has been spent meeting our suppliers all over the World.
We love what we do – sourcing, designing, colour, and, especially, seeing our customers wear our products.
We work closely with many charities including Children 1st, Macmillan, Marie Curie, Coeliac UK, British Liver Trust, Maggie’s and more.
Alongside Clothing and Accessories, Hand block printed, Handmade items we offer a bespoke jewellery service.. Over the years, we have had a string of commissions. These have not been limited to beaded or costume jewellery, we also offer a precious stone and diamond service. Please email us if you would like something special made for you or a loved one.
We thrive on new ideas, so we would very much like to hear from you and what you would wish to see on our website, whether it be a specific item, colour or shape. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Contact Joanna on +44 (0) 7779604505.
This is only the beginning of our journey, and we can not wait to see what happens in the future…