Hello.....so you're keen to learn a little more about Juno + Ace?
Well, it's run by me, Sacha Jacobsen. I make shiny pretty things in my studio in Sydney and here's the short version:
I make things because it makes me happy. I've got 3 beautiful young children and I struggled with post natal depression after my last 2 were born. Being creative brings me balance and when I'm balanced, I'm a better mum. I am passionate about design and all things handmade. In a world where so much of what we consume is mass produced, I want to rebel against the trend and do things the old fashioned way.
The Full Story:
I got my first job at 13, since then I have always worked but I never found anything I loved to do, until I discovered working with metal.
I did a jewellery making course back in 2011 when I was 8 months pregnant with my first baby. I'm no good at doing nothing and I hate being told what to do, so when everyone said I should be taking it easy, I decided not to.
I set up my first business when my son turned 1 selling personalised jewellery on etsy. This grew and I had my own studio in Brighton (UK). Then after having another baby, and going through some hard times with post natal depression, I sold my business and me, my husband and our 2 small kids moved to Sydney. (To an area we'd picked off a map and never actually been to).
I was 7 months pregnant with baby No.3 at the time and I had intended to take some time to settle here in Aus, ....but, I'm pretty impatient and after baby number 3 was born I started playing with my tools again. Not long after we arrived, I started Juno + Ace.
It began as a jewellery brand but soon evolved into what it is today. I was looking for something to hang in my baby's nursery but I couldn't find what I was looking for so I decided to make it myself. That's how the mobiles were born.
I proudly support the charity PANDA - Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia and $5 from every online sales goes to helping them.