If you’re thinking Penchant is one of those fancy French words, you’d be right. It’s pronounced “ponshon”, and is defined as “a definite liking, a strong inclination”. Apparently it’s such a fancy word it’s pronunciation more often than not gets completely stomped on.
DAISIES DAISIES DAISIES! What’s with all the daisies?!
What is it with Penchant Design and all the daisies!? It all started with daisies in 2002. Four daisies to be precise.
Cathy Clayton, founder of Penchant Design, simply loves daisies. So much so in fact that one day she declared “I want a ring with daisies on it!”
So without a second thought, she enrolled in a jewellery making course and emerged with just the ring she’d wanted – a sterling silver band with four little daisies on it. And in the centre of each little daisy was a little gold ball, because gold and silver go just beautifully together.
It was an instant hit. “LOVE your ring! Where did you get it? You MADE it?!! Can I order one?”
Turns out, it’s not only Cathy Clayton who simply loves daisies. A lot of people do, and an idea started to germinate in her busy little mind. And as that idea started to grow, Penchant Design emerged, insignificantly at first and eventually blossoming into the beautiful brand you see before you.