Penny Masquerade was founded in 2008 by Literature graduate and jewellery designer Sarah Bratley. Sarah is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, fairytales, France, afternoon tea, history, pirates, nature, romance and writing. She loves the past and imbues her designs with characteristics apparent in vintage and antique designs. For Sarah, the beauty of design resides in the delicate intricacies that promote curiosity and intrigue and in the elements related to the past contained within a piece that evokes nostalgic sensations and transports the wearer to a bygone era. It's Sarah's wish that every piece in her collection takes the wearer somewehere, whether it be Victorian England, 18th century France or into the annals of their own private history.