Tellurus (a name derived from “Tellus”) is Jasmin Lee’s collection of handcrafted jewellery inspired by the Roman equivalent of the earth goddess, Gaia. After all, it is from the earth that raw materials and most inspiration are drawn, and it is the beauty and diversity of nature that so delights each of our senses.
Jasmin’s background is in communications and electronic media. After co-founding a digital agency and spending many years managing online projects, she left the corporate world in need of some me-time and creative balance.
Little knowing that one of her secret ambitions would soon come to fruition, she started out making accessories as small gifts for friends and family. And as the obsession with beads and gems grew, it was only a matter of time before she decided to share her work with the world by opening a shop on Etsy, a marketplace for independent artists. Today, tellurus handcrafted jewellery can also be purchased through an online studio on Artfire.
Jasmin is a hands-on person who works on all aspects of the business from creative concepts and crafting to photography, customer service, website design and maintenance. Her philosophy can be summed up in this quote from Catherine Pulsifer – “If you love what you do, then it is no longer work. The money you earn is secondary when you love your work. Money can never buy happiness, or peace of mind.”