We are CAST
Here to bring joy, creativity and mindful bliss to you and your world.
“We want to keep growing a global community, present and connected in the quest of creating cool things, to learn new skills and to achieve those moments of happiness, fulfilment and meaning.
The world is a happier place when we’re doing the things we LOVE, alongside those we love the most.”
‘Busy Hands, Happy Minds.’
CAST aims to prove a point — we are all more creative than we think we are. Founded in 2017, we have now helped thousands of you tap into that rich fountain of creativity that most of us didn’t think existed.
We aim to bring joy, creativity and calm to a fast-paced world full of stress and distraction. All whilst giving you real, amazingly high quality, perfectly imperfect jewellery creations to love, wear and cherish forever.
Over 30,000 unique jewellery creations have been cast
Recycled the length of 20 fully grown Blue Whales in silver rings
Used in every continent around our beautiful planet(except Antarctica 👀)
Supporting 18 UK jobs around our production and office teams
James & Luke Cottingham 🇬🇧
Brothers & Co-Founders
In a life before CAST, James played pro football, and Luke ran his own recording studio. Not what you were expecting right? There was also eponymous clothing line, jewellery collection, drinks brand and even a popcorn venture. Many mistakes made, many lessons learned. They’ve had quite the journey (Netflix documentary pending), but super grateful to have been able to make mistakes, and live to ‘learn’ another day.
We co-founded the business back in 2017. CAST back then, was a very different beast.
First of all, it was an idea, and barely a side hustle. We organised one group event per month, which we delivered alongside a local venue; events were ticketed, and we treated guests to an evening of ‘off the menu’ food, drinks and of course, bespoke jewellery making. Rogue!
Fast forward (almost) 5 whirl-wind years, and we’re now a team of 10, spanning two cities (soon to be three), and a growing, global customer base. We’ve cast over 30,000 customer creations (each as unique as the last), and shipped a CAST kit to every continent on the planet. Crazy!
Meet our small, but MIGHTY team
Head of Community
Let’s get this out of the way early doors. Did you know, Molly played Annie in the UK stage show? She only mentions it every other day. She’s super fun, ambitious as hell, and head of our global community.
The telling of stories, the playlists, the ‘serving suggestions’ at The Makers Table, the exciting new design guides and challenges, the behind the scenes, all Molly. “Bet your bottom dollar”, she’ll keep you inspired and entertained.
Ola originally hails from Warsaw, Poland. She is super creative, a talented maker, and even has her own catchphrase .. “Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiit”.
Ola is our production manager; she sends your orders, processes your wax creations, manages our casting team, and returns all the newly cast pieces to customers, all whilst making sure James and Luke go nowhere near the stock count!!
Jewellery Expert & Glorious Host
Julia is our in-house designer, expert jewellery maker and lead on all things ‘how-to’ at The Makers Table.
Julia perfected her craft in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, and now imparts her wisdom and expert jewellery know-how on our exclusive community, via The Makers Table.
What to say about Rob. Funny as hell, super talented, supreme storyteller and has an unhealthy obsession with jacket potatoes.
Rob is our resident cameraman and film-maker; you’ll find him whipping together exciting new content each week, served with beans and a side salad.
Why we're here
What gets us up in the morning, is our drive to make this world a happier, calmer and better place.
Supporting Local Manufacture
Sustainable and ethical sourcing & production
Promoting Happy Minds and Mental Wellness
Building a happy, creative community
“We’re passionate about change, both socially through positive and meaningful use of time, and environmentally, through investment in technology to improve efficiency, and our recycling programme.”