My husband has been working in the jewellery manufacturing trade since 2005, when he joined his family business. In 2011 he became a sole trader, and he is still employed in the family business whilst doing his solo creative work. I joined him in this venture in January 2015. We make commission pieces in any metal, and although the majority of our work is wedding and engagement rings he can design anything the client wishes. We can also do repair work. Our clients come from all over the country, as he can design and manufacture from our East Midlands base, and then courier the items to the customer. He is also an expert on medieval jewellery and metalwork, and is prominent on the lecture circuit. He has worked with the British Museum, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and did some work with the Staffordshire Hoard.