Ed Sheeran’s mum has been forced to close down her jewellery shop due to the pandemic – The Sun
ED Sheeran’s mum has been forced to close down her jewellery shop flogging trinkets inspired by the star due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The range – including £15 Liquorice Allsorts bracelets worn by Ed – has been a huge hit with Sheeran fans across the globe.
But arty Imogen, 60, has now closed sales until later in the year so that she doesn’t have to deal with new orders and visit the Post Office to mail goods.
A note on her website previously read: “Due to COVID-19 our online shop is closed until later in the year. Thank you for your continued support.”
However, the website now leads to an error page – suggesting that she has taken the site down completely for the time being.
She has been one of Ed’s biggest supporters over the years and his success has helped her develop her own sideline.
Imogen began creating jewellery to sell at his concerts in 2010, having previously helped young people get into the arts.
Speaking in 2011, Imogen, who lives in Suffolk near Ed, said: “I started making jewellery after the funding was cut for a youth arts programme I was working for.
“I made some Liquorice Allsorts bracelets for Ed, to start with, and they went down very well.”
Her site says of the piece: “Ed's trademark allsort bracelet measuring 19cm in circumference and featuring a customised paw print allsort. NB It is now strung on wire and fastened with a clasp.”
Other pieces are a nod to more of Ed’s favourite snacks.
There’s an £8 Jaffa Cake necklace, Smarties bracelets for £6 and a shrimp ‘penny chew’ on a leather thong also costing £6.
She also makes “funky” soup can bangles and necklaces with miniature Marmite jar charms on.
The Sun Online have contacted Ed's rep for comment.
Mother-of-two Imogen is also masterminding a project to encourage primary school kids to get into singing.
She is registered as a director of the Suffolk Kodaly Community Interest Company, which aims to provide “progressive music education to children in schools across the east of Suffolk”.
In documents lodged in February at Companies House, she writes: “Kodaly’s approach to music education is based on teaching, learning and under-standing music through the experience of singing — giving direct access to the world of music without the technical problems involved with the use of an instrument.”
She says the company has a goal of ensuring “every pupil sings regularly” because it is “hugely beneficial for children’s social and mental development, helping to improve.
Ed previously told how he was miserable in school until he learned the guitar and began singing.
He said last year: “I hated primary school with a passion, I cried every day. I’m ginger so I was instantly ripped into from the day I started school — ginger, had a stutter and wore huge glasses, just a bit odd.
“But I got to high school, started playing guitar and joined a band. Music is one of those things that can give you confidence.”
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