crafted silver jewellery designed and made in the Himalayan Kingdom Of
is Wendy Pinker and I live in Bristol, UK.
ago I made a journey that was to change my life in a way I could never have expected! I bought a ticket to Nepal.
arrived I was scared ... it was dusk and I couldn't see anything through the
thick smog and dust ... oh my goodness what had I done ... and I had to spend 2
waiter told me about a place called Pokhara and soon I was on my way there!!!
is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas ... surrounded by rolling green
hills back with white mountains ... and a lake ... as big as I had ever seen
... I had landed in heaven and I was happy.
made friends both Nepali and western.
Then one morning the owner of my guest house offered to take to me to
his village ... of course I accepted ... I wanted to see more ... much more!
village was remote and I was made so welcome ... while I was there I saw a
small building and I asked what it was ... I was told that it used to be a
school but due to no funding it was now shut and that the children of the
village had no education ... it made me feel so sad and so privileged that we
in the Western world didn't have those kind of worries ... I immediately
offered to come back a year later with funds to get the school going again ...
oops what had I done now!!!
later by many twists of fate I had not only managed to get the school up and
running but had also opened a blood transfusion clinic for over 100 children
suffering with bone marrow cancer (Thalassaemia).
have a beautiful 4 year old son of my own and we live together in Bristol where
I continue to raise all the funds to keep my little clinic open.
I visit Nepal
every year for a few months where I sit for days and days on end in the
beautiful, vibrant and colourful surroundings of one of the most stunning
countries on earth and design the beautiful jewellery you see on these pages
... that’s why we call it Jillie
Milllie ... from the Himalayas with love x
making and selling of Jillie Mille products helps to support about 2000 people
... the families who make it, the workers and of course the children and
families of the clinic.
like to take this opportunity to thank you for looking at my jewellery and hope
that you will enjoy wearing it as much as I enjoy designing it.