"The moment I picked up a jeweller's hammer and started to work with metal, my heart sang loudly + I've been following my heart ever since"
My name is Sandra Pokrant and I have been many things including a journalist and an environmental educator but the moment I picked up a jeweller’s hammer and started to work with metal, my heart sang loudly and I have been following my heart ever since. I am the grand-daughter of a blacksmith and there were generations of blacksmiths in the family before him, so I think that working metal is in my veins. I feel very nostalgic about my grand-father’s workshop. As a child, I was always fascinated and a little scared of the huge fire that roared there and I loved the rhythmic sound of the hammer as he forged metal to his will. When I started Lulu + Belle, it was with just a couple of tools including a mini-anvil inherited from my grand-father’s workshop. I had a job during the day and made jewellery orders late into the evening from a tiny workshop in a spare bedroom.