About Made By Jade
I’m Jade and I cut pretty designs from paper. I love the process of drawing a piece and slowly seeing it come to life as I cut away whilst listening to a podcast and drinking tea.
Picture this – my son is peacefully sleeping in his cot, the house is quiet and I breathe a sigh of relief, it’s officially mummy time!
I sit down at my desk with a cup of tea, put on an episode of desert island discs and start cutting tiny patterns from paper. Bliss!
I stumbled across papercutting whilst trying to find something a bit different to give to friends for gifts at christmas. I’d recently given someone a papercut card that I’d bought in a shop, thought it was beautiful and thought why not try and see if I could produce something similar. I bought all the gear, sat down one afternoon and the love affair began.
Soon after my friends and family were commissioning me, and not long after that, friends of friends, then friends of their friends and I thought, hmm, maybe I could sell these things online… And so Made by Jade was born.
My designs are inspired mostly by my mum and dads garden, which seems to house new and different flowers every time I visit, wildlife and anything that is quintessentially British.
I’ve always been creative, I studied art and textiles at college, Fashion at university and settled into a career as a fashion buyer at the online retailer ASOS. I left ASOS after 5 years in search of a quieter life, I’d just been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and at first it had quite an impact on my life. I started up a small business walking dogs and feeding pets whilst their owners were away at work or on holiday and I really enjoyed being my own boss.
So now I juggle bringing up my son Freddie with walking dogs and creating bespoke art. I can be found anywhere from my desk, the local parks on Chiswick or dancing around singing songs at a baby group. I have such a busy life but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Recently I have started working with shops and businesses creating bespoke papercuts for their marketing and advertising campaigns which is so exciting and somewhere I never dreamed this little business could take me. So whether you’re looking for a handmade card, some art for your or a friends wall, or something to help advertise your business, I’d LOVE to hear from you!
01 May, 2018
I am so pleased by this frame, it looks amazing in picture but even better in person! Jade was very polite and definitely deserves more recognition. I'll certainly be buying from Jade again if the occasion arises. It's well worth the price!!
- Lewis Hesford