headdresses and accessories.
Digger Barnes talks to Jo Barnes (no relation) at Jo Barnes
created her very own bridal bouquet and headdress using her
Grandmothers treasured jewels and that's how Jo Barnes
Her love of vintage and passion for the glitz and glamour of
bygone eras has inspired Jo to create her beautiful collection
of headdresses and accessories.
is renowned worldwide for the outstanding customer service
herself and her team provide at Jo Barnes she believes
planning a wedding is a stressful task which is why Jo
Barnes brides are offered the highest level of service with a
friendly approach and personal touch so that you can have fun
choosing and designing your bridal accessories.
Can you please tell us a little bit about your background and
the background to Jo Barnes Vintage?
Jo Barnes Vintage is my wonderful vintage headdress and
accessory business, which I set up after creating my very own bouquet and headdress for our wedding in
2009 with my Nana's vintage jewellery. All items are hand crafted using the finest
materials. It was my mission to create accessories for brides that
they will be able to wear again
and again and not just on their wedding day. You can choose from an
original vintage "one
off" piece if you are after something unique or a vintage inspired piece, which-ever
you choose you will be sure
to sparkle like a Hollywood starlet.
Jo Barnes Vintage provides spectacular-looking vintage
jewellery, combs and headbands. What other products and services are you offering - for example, is
there a sourcing/finding service?
Here at Jo Barnes we offer a bespoke service where we can
design a beautiful "one off" accessory reflect the customers style and personality. The customer can
include their own heirlooms or sentimental jewellery or they can leave that up to us to
source for them.
What sort of feedback are you getting from clients and who
are your 'typical' customers?
The feedback we get from our brides is outstanding, we strive
on offering the best customer service and have a really good reputation for this.
Here are some testimonials...
Jo. OMG (we have this funny saying here, which I'm sure you
know.) Grace is so beautiful. Thank You
soo much!!!! It is amazing. I can't wait to show it to my mom..
Thanks Thanks Thanks. for the nice
packaging as well!!! I can't wait !!!Thank you again for helping me.. being so
great on email and describing everything so perfectly!!! I will show you
Thanks again Nicole Labbato (USA)
Hi Jo I received Rita today and she really is beautiful - your
workmanship is superb! Plus, your service has been first rate and it's been a pleasure
chatting to you over emails! I'm truly thrilled. Thank you,
thank you, thank you!! Joanna xx
Digger: Which items tend to be the most popular, which are the best
investments and which items are the best value for money?
Of course all of our headdresses are good value for money :-)
they are a little more expensive than some but all items are beautifully hand crafted here in our UK
studio using only the finest materials so each piece is unique and can be kept as a family heirloom.
Our favourite pieces are Grace and Gracie, brides love these designs.
Digger: What are the things you most enjoy about what you do and
what are your other retro and vintage passions?
No day is the same, that's what I love about it. I get to meet
and talk to lovely brides to be and I get to design and create pretty sparkly things, what more can a
girl want!!! I absolutely love what I do. I have a passion for anything vintage but I especially love
vintage clothes and handbags I own heaps of these..
Digger: Why is retro and vintage perennially popular and seemingly
even more so these days?
Jo: I think people of today like to have individuality and they
can express this through wearing vintage as they know it is a "one off" and it is a piece of
history. Vintage clothing is often of good quality for the price you
are paying as pieces were made to last unlike
some of the clothes you can buy on the high street these days.
Digger: Vintage is environmentally sound, most often unique and
affordably-priced. Are people recognising these benefits in the current
Jo: Yes definitely I think with the economy as it is it means
people can add a little bit of quirkiness and style at a reasonable price. There are a lot of brides out
there now wearing vintage engagement rings as these are very unique and a lot less expensive than a
new diamond ring.
Digger: Where do you see the future developing for Jo Barnes
Jo: We now have stockists in Hong Kong and Australia and have
other countries in the pipeline so in the future we are looking to expand further and hope to have a lot
more international stockists, our main aim is to hit the US shores. We will continue to develop
our collection of headdresses and bring our brides new and exciting designs.
Vintage Headdresses .
Vintage Inspired Headbands . Vintage Inspired Combs .
Vintage Jewellery . Vintage Bouquets
Jo created her very own bridal bouquet and headdress
using her Grandmothers treasured jewels and that's how
Jo Barnes began...
Her love of vintage and passion for the glitz and
glamour of bygone eras has inspired Jo to create her
beautiful collection of headdresses and accessories.
Jo is renowned worldwide for the outstanding customer
service herself and her team provide at Jo Barnes she
believes planning a wedding is a stressful task which is
why Jo Barnes brides are offered the highest level of
service with a friendly approach and personal touch so
that you can have fun choosing and designing your bridal