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Make woodland creatures into wearable delights with Layla Amber

  Tuesday 17th April 2012

Layla Amber Rous is my definition of perfect. After graduating from Norwich University College of the Arts only last year, Layla has used her degree in Graphic Design to produce her very own creations.

Brought up in a creative environment and surrounded by a family of artists, it seemed only right for Layla to follow in their footsteps. After gaining a job she still holds to this day with a local artist, she made the decision to combine her talent of drawing with making jewellery.

With a simple and fun vision, Layla’s designs are simply too cute for words. Inspired by her British upbringing, she takes ideas from the Suffolk countryside and the seaside town in which she grew up, she creates delicate and beautiful trinkets, pieces for us all to enjoy. Her most current collection, The Woodland Collection came to life after a longing for wearable woodland creatures. Moving away from her normal crafting material of plastic, Layla has used wood to create her pieces displaying a series of animals such as squirrels, owls and foxes. Each piece is so unique and so pleasing to the eye; you cannot help but want to buy everything she makes.

Other collections by Layla that instantly put a huge smile to my face include the Tea Party collection, which features teacup earrings, British bunting necklaces and miniature custard-cream hairpins. With prices ranging from £4 for earrings to £13 for the fox woodland necklace, it becomes a distressful process trying to pick which pieces you want for yourself.

Layla’s work is available in stockists all over the country including London, Harrogate and Liverpool, as well as across the globe from Australia to Belgium. I do not think it is possible for a label be any more adorable and it is so refreshing to come across something so wonderfully British. I feel proud to say Layla has pulled it off in the best possible way.

Kellie Griffiths

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