I've been working as a self-employed jewellery designer and tutor for 6 years and it's the best decision I've ever made! Yes, I hardly earn anything. Yes, I get stressed when I'm planning classes for a new group. But this is a proper life - no more being stuck in a dingey grey office being shouted out by stressed out execs!
I've recently changed direction and I'm doing a lot more textiles now. You can see about my journey on my blog: www.kirajones.co.uk