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Pictured: Sophie uses real flowers to create the jewellery.<br />
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A mum who started making floral jewellery in lockdown says that business is blooming - with celebrities amongst her clients.<br />
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Sophie Mitchell used YouTube tutorials to teach herself how to create nature-inspired earrings, necklaces, rings and dried flower bouquets.<br />
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The 32 year-old former marketing worker at clothes retail store New Look then took the bold decision to found her own business, Kooky Bloom.<br />
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She set up a website and has become so successful she has sold 45,000 pieces to customers all over the world. They include actress Sheridan Smith, Loose Women panellist Stacey Solomon and ITV This Morning presenter Alison Hammond.<br />
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All the jewellery is hand-made at Sophie's home workshop in Portland, Dorset, where she lives with her husband Matt and two young children Max and Teddy. She has hired two members of staff to help her meet her huge orders and is opening her own shop in nearby Dorchester next month.