My name is Clare, and I am the Designer/Maker behind Dolly Cool.
I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and making jewellery for over 16 years.
I started off more traditionally with wire wrapped gemstones, before moving onto silversmithing. Fast forward a few years, and lots of trial and error to when I discovered a way to incorporate my illustrations onto plastic and so Dolly Cool was born in 2009.
I take my inspiration from my interests and passions, which are Rock n’ Roll, Old School Tattoos, Midcentury Design, Kawaii, Mexicana, Tiki, Macabre and B Movie Horror film posters.
I work from my home studio just outside Manchester in the UK. I personally illustrate, sew and embroider each and every one of my products.
As a small company, it is really important to me that the handmade aspect of my business is promoted, and that people know that they are getting a handcrafted, UK made product.