When Elspeth J. Walker first arrived in India over 20 years ago, she was introduced to the wonderfully refreshing drink, fresh lime soda. This drink gave its name to her jewellery and accessories brand and later to her lifestyle store, opened in St. Ives in 2015.
After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, where she specialised in jewellery and fashion, her creative talent and driving ambition led her to New York, where she quickly landed a job in the centre of Manhattan’s fashion and jewellery district. Following several years of invaluable experience, Elspeth decided to move to London and start her own jewellery business, creating private label collections for high street retailers in the UK and France. A desire to create her own brand, led to the creation of Sweetlime.
Drawing inspiration from her extensive travels within Europe, India and South East Asia, Elspeth produces exciting collections of jewellery, accessories and home furnishings. Heavily influenced by tribal cultures and their flare for adornment, Elspeth strives to bring together these traditionally crafted elements and give them a modern Sweetlime twist.
Most of the styles are made in small quantities and often hand finished in-house in the UK. Elspeth also creates unique pieces, lovingly hand-made, combining elements from around the world, with each piece telling its own story.
If you would like something special made just for you, please e-mail, call or pop in store to discuss the possibilities.
The storeSweetlime, the store, opened its doors in the seaside town of St Ives, Cornwall, in the winter of 2015. St Ives, known, not only for its breathtaking beaches, has attracted painters, sculptors and ceramists for decades, including Barbara Hepworth, Terry Frost and Patrick Heron. After a fleeting visit to St. Ives, the owner, Elspeth J. Walker, decided it would be a perfect setting to open her lifestyle store. Inspired by an unrelenting passion for wanderlust and diverse cultures, Sweetlime expresses adoration for the exotic through its unique and eclectic pieces.
The store mixes interiors, accessories, artwork and gifts. As well as designing and making jewellery, accessories and home furnishing, Elspeth sources products from around the globe. Each item has been chosen with great thought and care. Elspeth also works in collaboration with other designers to create exclusive collections, such as kaftans in the summer and knitwear in the winter. Paintings and prints from local artists complement the global offer.
A visit to Sweetlime will take you on a journey, which will inspire and uplift on even the cloudiest of days.
Enjoy the journey!