My Life - Molly Ginnelly
Meet the beautiful and very talented Jeweller Molly Ginnelly. Molly is based in Fife, Scotland. In this interview she talks about walking on the beach, her amazing jewellery business and her favourite TV shows.
Tell us about you.I live on the coast in Fife, Scotland with my lovely husband and my gorgeous dog. My most favourite times are spent outdoors walking in the middle of nowhere, feeling small amongst the trees or getting whipped up in a whirlwind on the beach followed by fish and chips. Being outdoors makes me feel so happy and carefree.
I am a creature of habit. I love tea.
Tell us about your business.
I design and make precious metal jewellery. All my work is made by me using traditional techniques and tools. Making something from nothing is wonderful and to make ideas come to life in metal or in any medium is very satisfying. I also rework people’s old jewellery, it’s amazing seeing the end result and having a happy client. I’m still finding my way after a few years out. I absolutely love it.
Who is your favourite living icon?
David Attenborough. He is so knowledgeable. He’s been on my TV and media life forever and I can’t imagine nature and environmental programmes without him in it. He has taught us all so much and brought so many environmental issues to light.
What is happening in your life at this minute?
I’m working hard trying to build my business after a few years away. I would like to redirect my business to be led more with my creative mind, taking part in exhibitions and experimenting with my designs because that’s what makes me feel happy and fulfilled. Other than that I recently took up a yoga class which has been very lovely. I spend a lot of time walking the dog along the beach where we live, it makes me the happiest…even in the rain!
What is your favourite TV show that is currently on?
I love crime and forensic shows on TV so I really enjoy Silent Witness and there was a programme on last year called Unforgotten which got me hooked! Anything that makes me hold my breath for longer than I should or a little scared to go into the kitchen with the light off!
What book have you read that positively shaped you?
I am always quite nervous to tell people I’m not a reader, I can’t concentrate long enough. I am more of a visual person so galleries and museums are more of my things. I love modern paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.
What is the coolest thing about you?
I play with fire and turn metal into liquid!
What is your favourite food?
Hands down it has to be lobster and chips…a combination I only tried recently but had me thinking and reliving it in my head for way too long.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
To be more gentle on myself. I am my own worst critic.
Name five people you would invite to your dream dinner party?
David Attenborough because everything, Tom Hanks for the chat, Michelle Obama because I find her so graceful, charming and strong. Stephen Fry because he’s so interesting and finally Michelle McCarthy as she’s my kind of funny.
What advice would you give your 14-year-old self?
Be your genuine self. Don’t fit into other's parameters to suit them. Your mum is probably right.
What is your greatest fear?
Failure. I really have to try hard to fight it as it’s quite the self-fulfilling prophecy. I’ve recently been talking to someone about it to try to alter my thought process towards it. It’s working too.
What is your best quote?
I don’t have any! I love a quote but don’t really resonate with any…well maybe one but it has a "sweary" word in it!
What are you most proud of?
My family. My husband for taking the leap in moving to Scotland when we met a few years ago and for working so hard to build us a comfortable life. My two lovely sisters for chasing their dreams and being independent women. My dog today for not eating my biscuit when I left the room!
What has age taught you?
Age and experience have taught me to trust my instincts. If I have a gut feeling, I’m most probably right. We all have this magical power and we need to learn to trust it.
If your life was a song, what would the title be?
Every day is winding road by Sheryl Crowe because it most definitely is.
If you had a tattoo where would it be?
I already have a few! My most recent was done last year on the inside of my wrist.