Jewellery designer Lenique Louis
In 2011 Lenique was spotted as a rising talent in the jewellery industry and was selected by The Princes Trust and Cockpit Arts for the Creative Careers Programme, providing her with support to grow her jewellery business. In 2012/2013 Lenique also received the prestigious Cockpit Arts Radcliff Craft Award for her innovative practice and designs using the Hand Carved Wax technique. During 2013 she also presented with The PRECIOUS Award for ‘Best Business of the Year 2013’.
Due to her business success, she has the privilege of being selected as a Brand Ambassador for The Prince's Trust speaking to Sky News, BBC One, MTV, ITV, Google. Been invited to The House of Lords and has met The Queen of England and His Royal Highness Prince Of Wales and The Prime Minister. She has also been featured in The Evening Standard, The Sun, The Mirror, and The South London Press.
The brand Lenique Louis is going from strength to strength with a rapidly growing international customer base, with clientele ranging from America , Nigeria, Dubai, Europe and Eastern Asia.
"My style of jewellery is personal, knowing that the pieces I create are made from experiences I encountered visiting Thailand. My jewellery is not mass produced, I design and carve every single piece of wax created at my bench. Craftsmanship is at the heart of my brand, my desire is to create beautiful handmade jewellery that is captivating to wear and identifiable to whoever sees it"
Lenique Louis Academy- Giving Back
Due to Lenique wanting to always give back and wanting to help young vulnerable teenagers and adults. She founded and runs Lenique Louis Academy where the main focus is to help vulnerable teenagers and adults dealing with depression and other challenges with jewellery as a therapeutic way of dealing with their issues and overcoming them.
The Lenique Louis Academy aim is to develop a holistic response to their needs and empower teenagers to make choices to improve the quality of their lives with jewellery classes aimed at dealing with their self-development and well-being. Find out more HERE