Loughborough University
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The Marketplace

Bojangle Beads


Katy Widdowson

Textile Design (2007)

Bojangle Beads is a specialist bead store based in Leicestershire which trades via the high street as well as online. Katy offers repair and design services as well as beading workshops. She also provides free downloads and instruction sheets as well as selling a range of jewellery making kits. In 2011, Katy moved her business to larger premises to accommodate the increasing demand for a wider product range and workshops. 

Setting up your own business takes a lot of hard work and planning but it's all worth it. I've found running my own business very liberating, flexible and most of all exciting!