Say Hello To…Jessie Jumbles

We look forward to welcoming back the lovely Jude of Jessie Jumbles to our fair on April 12th. We love her vintage fabric covered buttons, which are full of colour and fun!

Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I create covered button accessories with a nostalgic feel. Inspired by Enid Blyton, days gone by, great British seaside holidays,childhood,the nature & cities of our little island.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

Since summer 2011 although my business became official in January 2012.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

In the summer months (or anytime we have a bit if good weather) my Beach Hut Row brooch. This year my French Bulldog Badge is selling really well.

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

Seeing large patterns or fabrics and picking out tiny sections for buttons. The satisfaction of seeing the original idea work. I constantly think in 39mm dimensions, the size of the buttons I use for badges.

Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?

We will have some little bunny rabbit badges and hair bobbles as well as spring florals. Launching teapot brooch with teacup earrings soon.

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

I sell at fairs across Sussex and Surrey but am a regular at Pop Up Vintage in Hassocks. I exhibit in The Cake House,Milton House and this May The Glooblah House. I also run my own markets, the next being Jessie Jumbles Marvellous Spring market on March 15th.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I am starting a surface pattern design course this month with the view to designing my own fabrics but who knows where that may lead. I recently pitched to Liberty so going to push myself to do more scary stuff like that!

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Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less:

Hot cross buns, daffodils,chocolate!

Find out more:
www.jessiejumbles.com

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Say Hello To…The Silver Hut

Tell us/ remind us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

Hello I’m Chloe, owner and designer at The Silver Hut, I make 925 Silver and Gemstone Jewelry which is inspired by my natural surroundings, especially our famous seafront and beaches here in Brighton.
I also have a ‘custom’ wedding and occasion jewelry service which is full of very sparkly Swarovski Crystals and pearls.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have been making jewelry ever since I can remember but managed to turn my passion in to a small business back in 2010 by attending small craft and school fairs, I then took the plunge into online selling with my shop on Etsy.co.uk and also Facebook.

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Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

My best sellers are my lovely cluster earrings which I make in all colours and sizes, I can never seem to make enough of them and also any item from my Sea Life Collection; I find that my customers love to be able to take a bit of Brighton with them where ever they go!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love it when you sell a piece that you have put a lot of hard work in to and have really enjoyed making to a customer and they love it just as much as you do, it is one of the most satisfying feelings ever.

Will you have some special Spring time Easter creations for sale?

This Easter my £1 lucky dips will be back with a re-stock for my younger customers with some little wearable Easter treats in, as well as some new pieces in my Fairy Tale Collection with some summery colours, silver flowers and insects.

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

Yes I do! You can find me at all sorts of fairs and craft markets in Brighton. I put all my up coming events up on my Facebook page and my website.

What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I would like to find some fairs or markets slightly further afield of Brighton and also to have a big re-stock for my stall with some new collections and some larger more intricate pieces.
I would also like to build more awareness in my wedding collection and see if I can get to more wedding fairs, as well as I would love to get some wedding boutiques to stock my designs.

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Describe what Easter means to you in 5 words or less:

Fun, Family, Reflection, Chocolate, Spring

You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?

I always enjoy my day with The Fairy Tale Fair! It is the most vibrant, exciting fair that I attend. It is always stuffed full of very talented designers and makers, the workshops are great and both kids and adults can enjoy them, the tea room has the most amazing cakes and savoury snacks I have ever seen and there is always a good buzz about the room!

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Any other comments you wish to make:

Can’t wait to be back!

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.thesilverhut.co.uk
www.facebook.com/thesilverhut

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