Say 'Hello' To When Caitie Met Soda
We're always on the hunt for new, exciting and creative British designers. One day when getting lost in the world of Instagram, something beautiful caught my eye. A gorgeous handmade ring, simple yet unique in it's design. It was clear straight away that a lot of love, care and attention had been put into this little piece of jewellery. From it's design, to it's creation and then it's photography, this piece clearly meant a lot to it's creator. Perfectly pretty, something about this image of hand crafted jewellery made me want to know more. Clicking on When Caitie Met Soda's Instagram account I was immediately glad that I had. Image after image of beautiful pieces flooded my phone screen. Lots of hearts later I contacted Caitie, knowing that my sole mission was to persuade her to sell her stunning pieces through And so to Shop. To my delight, Caitie not only agreed, but she also turned out to be one of the nicest, most lovely people in the world. So today, we're introducing the world of When Caitie Met Soda to you, so you can fall in love with her hand crafted jewellery and wonderful story, just as I have done.
The journey that started with a small Soda-shaped staffy...
When Caitie met Soda was born in May 2013, when Caitie adopted Soda, a one-year-old Staffordshire-Bullterrier. After leaving a post-graduate course at university, Caitie unexpectedly fell ill. Soda gave Caitie a reason to get out of bed in the morning, and, in doing so, inadvertently gave her back her light.
The journey to recovery was a long one, punctuated with moments of despair. But Caitie had the unending love and support of her family and of course Soda. It was during this difficult time that, Caitie decided to learn traditional silversmithing techniques in order to design and create her own jewellery. Among Caitie's first designs was a set of beautiful rings, now known as the Little Comet rings. Caitie initially made this unique design for her sister, and now business partner, Christie.
Christie encouraged Caitie to reproduce her designs and begin selling them under the name Caitie had coined for her designs; When Caitie met Soda. Growing up with a mother whose passion for jewellery was second-to-none instilled in both sisters an appreciation for fine, well-made jewellery from an early age. This early love and knowledge of jewellery made the decision to create their own as natural as breathing.
Guided by their passion for jewellery, and supported by their loving family, Christie and Caitie have grown their business, now having a huge following onInstagram. Being the hearts and souls behind When Caitie met Soda, it is clear to see why you would want a piece jewellery from this creative pair. Every piece is unique, stylish in it's design and made with love. Together Caitie, Christie (and of course Soda) hope to create pieces that will become as much a part of your story as they are of theirs. Here’s to the journey.
So whether you are looking for a gift, a piece for yourself or your wedding bands, When Caitie met Soda is a great place to start. Because Caitie hand makes each individual item of jewellery, if you'd like something slightly different or personalised she is able to do this for you. It also means you get a piece made especially for you, made to measure. The perfect way to celebrate and remember a special time in your life.
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