Although I have a career in nursing I have a passion for dogs, jewellery, art, and all things sparkly with true beauty.
The concept behind the brand Droollery was to produce something beautiful, unique and practical. Dogs are part of the family so why can’t they have sparkly beautiful things too right?
The wonderful thing about having experience in the jewellery trade is knowing things not only need to look nice, but an understanding on how the items has to be manufactured.
Having an aeronautical engineer as a son was definitely a bonus, except when both the boys would gang up on me and play tug of war with my collars to try to prove a point!.....Clearly with their help ( yes I think I can call this help) and several prototypes and adjustments later, 3 years to get it right I am proud to announce that you could take a 15 stone 23 year old safely out for a walk!!
Oval Design Prototypes
First design concept...
First manufacture of the prototype. This prototype was too thick and had some weak points – I was keen to have a balanced collar and this felt too ‘clunky’ and not beautiful
Prototype 2 designed
And then came the strength testing.....
Read the next blog post to find out more about the handsome Stig (above)