For local mum of two Tamara Eggleston, the secret to balancing a busy family life with a successful jewellery business is organisation.

The result has seen Tamara’s bespoke jewellery business, Barking Hen Jewellery, achieving the accolade of Best Jewellery Store in Wiltshire through her stunning range of handmade products inspired by the British countryside.

“It is so important to be organised,” explained Tamara. “I am not naturally organised so I have lists everywhere and planners and calendars. I don’t just have to remember my business appointments, dates to get orders out by, materials to order, paperwork to do, but also my girl’s lives – which seem very busy! Parties, clubs, play dates, dentist, hospital, packed lunch or school dinner etc. My brain is constantly telling me ‘I am sure I have forgotten something!'”

Despite her busy life, Tamara is clearly making a great success of her business, with her range of pendants, necklaces, earrings, broaches and personalised jewellery proving extremely popular across the country. And alongside the products available on her website, Tamara is always happy to discuss commissions for jewellery for that special occasion.

To find out more about Tamara’s handmade range of jewellery, click here or follow her on Instagram.