I was fortunate enough to come across the Instagram account of Jess (last name unknown), the amazingly talented artist and sales manager of world-famous, The Great Frog. Now, I’ve always been the girl who wears black in 100° weather, while sporting skull jewelry and phone cases on the daily. So when I read the quote below, sharing this awesome lady with my readers was inevitable:
“7 years ago I was living in a different country, working in a different field. One day before immigrating to the UK, I said out loud “I just want to wear BLACK CLOTHES & SILVER JEWELLERY and work in sales”. Having never even heard of The Great Frog, I left with only 10kg of luggage, and walked in without a CV when they weren’t even hiring. Now I’m here with the best family. I have them and they have me.”
The Great Frog made its name catering to a niche clientele of rockers, bikers and those on the edge of the mainstream. Established in 1972, the company was a refreshing change from the 60′s revolution prevailing in London. The city was ready for a new era and original rock and roll jewelery was born.
The family-run business has a celebrated heritage of individually hand-carved pieces made on site at the original basement on Ganton Street, Soho – the very place the company began in the 70′s.
The Great Frog has designed bespoke pieces for many international names from the fashion and music industries, including rock legends Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Slash and Aerosmith. Other wearers of the brand and a part of its heritage, include Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Alice Dellal, Lady Gaga and Oasis.
Check out Jess and The Great Frog team in action below. Just be careful not to spend your entire paycheck on their products. 😉