My name is Becca Hopkinson. I am a designer and maker of handcrafted, beautiful wooden boxes, decorative wooden homewares and quality wooden gift items.
I have always been drawn to making and fixing things. I have an eye for detail, a fascination for function and a love of the making process. I moved to Sheffield to study Fine Art in 2001. I spent much of my time with the technicians trying out different materials and methods. I went on to study the craftsmanship of cabinet making and fell in love with making using wood.
In 2008 I decided to set out as a self employed furniture maker and started making under the name of Beba Bespoke.
In 2010 I became a Mum for the first time which meant a scaling down of my work both in size and time available. Knowing I couldn’t easily make large pieces, I have specialised in box and wooden jewellery making. Becoming a mother has brought in a more colourful, playful side to some of my work and reawakened my imagination to new ideas.
I use a variety of ethically sourced, solid hardwoods or recycled wood from old furniture. I also source cast offs and waste off-cuts from other furniture makers. I find it hard to let even the smallest bit of beautiful wood go in a fire without at least attempting to dream up a use for it. I enjoy detail and delightful surprise. I take the time to find a good combination of wood types to add small details that give boxes something unique and special.
I create products that are beautiful gifts that can be treasured for generations.
I hope that the care I put into my work shows for you to enjoy.