Stacey’s story in Stacey’s words:

“My first husband left me with two young children and no money. We had just bought a house and I was left to cover a high mortgage on my own.
Shortly after I met a man that I thought was my knight in shining armour, however he turned out to be really abusive and took all my money. I struggled to pay my bills and was constantly in fear of bailiffs who were regular visitors.


It took me ten years to finally break free from him but my credit history was virtually non existent and I couldn’t get help from anywhere.

I have always been creative and have made jewellery using different media but I really wanted to get into silver and gold smithing, I just couldn’t afford to do it.


I am so grateful to Purple Shoots for believing in me and giving me the chance I needed to get started. My jewellery business has got off to a flying start and I am enjoying using my new found skills.”

Stacey’s new business Aylana Rose Designs offers bespoke silver and gold jewellery – find out more here: