November’s Meet the Maker - We chat to Materia Rica

Recent visitors to the shop have noticed a bold, bright and colourful new addition to our jewellery collections - wooden jewellery created by Marta and Joan of Materia Rica.   They have designed and developed collections inspired by, and in celebration of, different themes, ideas and artists to create collectible, meaningful and wearable pieces that make a statement, such as these beautiful Art Deco inspired necklaces.   We chat to them about their company and their process - their passion for what they do is infectious!   Tell us about what you make... In Materia Rica we live, feel and get...

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October’s Meet the Maker - we chat to Michelle from Fox in the Attic

children’s products fox in the attic

In September we went to several trade shows to look for some new products for our Autumn and Winter ranges.  We were lucky enough to meet Michelle Kreussel who is based along the South Coast in St. Leonards on Sea.  We fell in love with her range of children’s products, which she designs from her home studio.   She creates beautifully soft cotton rattles and swaddles in various designs featuring cute and colourful illustrated animals with woodland, bunny and tropical themes.  They have been an instant hit with our customers and we were keen to find out more about her, so...

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September's Meet the Maker - We chat to Fenella Smith

During any visit to our Brighton shop, a peruse on our social media or a browse online, you will most likely have noticed the bold and vibrant designs of Fenella Smith. Based in London, Fenella's product range is both glamorous and practical, with vegan leather wash bags, pencil cases, porcelain trinket dishes and stylish jewellery wraps, featuring tropical prints, retro styles and nostalgic imagery, all designed to add a little bit of colour to your world. We ask her how she started, what inspires her and what advice she would give other designers just starting out.     Tell us about...

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August’s Meet the Maker - We Talk to Kat from Misskukie

jewellery Misskukie

One of the many things I love about being an independent retailer is getting to know the people behind our products. I first met Kat of Misskukie Designs three years ago after she came into the shop to show me her jewellery collection as a potential range for the shop .  Based near Brighton in leafy Hurstpierpoint, Kat runs her business from home, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.  Her collection includes delicate, minimal and statement pieces which can be worn alone or layered for an individual look.  We started to meet up for coffee, she would bring her latest collections and I...

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July’s ‘Meet the Maker’ We talk to Penny from Little Nell

It is time to celebrate another one of our amazing independent makers! We have been speaking to Penny aka Little Nell jewellery who we first met in 2016.  Her range of gold, silver and rose gold plated studs, statement necklaces and bold brass earrings are a staple here in Little Beach Boutique and we have recently added them to our website for your home purchasing pleasure too!  Read on to find out about her life, inspiration and process. Tell us about what you make... I make contemporary jewellery from my studio in Shropshire. How did you start out? I started...

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