Hello, my name is Chloe Bell and I am the creator and designer at twelvetrees. I handcraft unique flower pressed phone cases. Since graduating in photography I have spent years creating, customising and putting my own stamp on the surroundings of my everyday life.
I am a lucky mum of one ever growing, ever exploring toddler and fiancé to my best friend. I am a lover of colour and the natural world and take inspiration from our many trips to the woods. Seeing my sons fascination with natural life turned my attention back to the beauty of Herefordshire and the idyllic countryside.
My greatest joy in life is parenting my son. I love to take pictures, cook, go on long walks, listen to music. I love creating, changing and adapting my home to suit the needs of my family and I feel it is important to have an inspiring space to work, live and play.
My interest in pressing flowers started at a wet and windy car boot sale. Having always been drawn to new creative outlets, I couldn’t resist the traditional flower press I had seen staring back at me all morning. Within hours of returning home I had filled the press with flowers from the garden. I waited patiently for 4 weeks, took off the top and knew they would make something beautiful.
Apparently, there is nothing more fascinating to a toddler than an iPhone and after mine had been dropped, licked and thrown one too many times my phone was in bits. My fiancé took it upon himself to buy me a phone case, simply to hold it together. The result was a boring plastic case completely lacking design or creativity.
I was determined to beautify them with my pressed petals and flowers. After much trial and error I eventually had a much more beautiful case.