Today we meet Jasmine who is new to our fair for Christmas 2023. We can’t wait to welcome her at our Christmas Fair on Sunday 3rd December at Worthing Charmandean…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
My name is Jasmine and I am the creator of AlunaLil Crystals (pronounced Ah-Luna-Lil) – a magical online “Vintage Sea Witch” Gift Shop. AlunaLil’s products range from bespoke, up-cycled vintage jewellery boxes which are decorated using natural products such as crystals and seashells, to a wide range of home decor items which include unique and high-quality crystals, seashells, fossils and hand selected vintage homewares. AlunaLil is inspired heavily by the love I have for our beautiful ocean, with an added dash of shabby chic, vintage mermaid goodness! AlunaLil is a completely plastic free business. This is in line with our values around the overuse of single use plastics and the harmful effect it has on our ocean/ planet. Most of our packaging is already recycled, but many crystal businesses are still using bubble wraps and other plastic packaging to transport their goods. AlunaLil is driven to bringing awareness to this important matter and help keep our oceans plastic free!
How would you describe your style and your creations?
My style centres heavily around vintage shabby chic and french antique boutique. I am passionate about recycling and up-cycling, but making it BEAUTIFUL and appealing to the eye. There’s no need for recycling to be boring! Our ocean is so heavily polluted by things that we throw away every day, things that are outdated and not fit for purpose. My aim is to bring these items back to life, but keeping the vintage “feel”. All the crystals, fossils and seashells I sell are all hand-picked by me and I always ensure they are of the highest quality and unique to the eye.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy the freedom and I enjoy being unrestricted in my creative process. I also enjoy sharing what I love and I enjoy helping to save the planet. I love meeting new people and connecting through similar interests, but my favourite being that I LOVE bringing joy into many young budding crystal collectors lives, as it reminds me of when I started collecting crystals and fossils at age 7.
What can we expect to find on your stall at So This is Christmas on Sunday 3rd December at Worthing Charmandean? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I have curated gorgeous crystal and shell xmas gift sets of various sizes and stocking filler lucky bags. beautiful high quality statement pieces, to cute and fun crystal carvings and pocket sized pick and mix crystals. I am SO excited to be part of this massive event! This is my first time with The Fairy Tale Fair and I can already feel it’s going to be a good one.
Do you have a best seller?
My best sellers have changed throughout the last few years, but so far my crystal gift boxes have been a massive success. They are the perfect size for stocking fillers and very reasonably priced for the amount of crystals you get in each box, and they have completely sold out online – although I have made some specially for this event, so keep your eyes peeled for those. Jewellery is always a big seller as well as the many different fun crystal carvings – they always go down well especially with the children. I have things like mini mushrooms, dog and dinosaur carvings as well as beautiful butterfly wings and flowers which come with their own stands – these have been a huge success over recent months.
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
My plans for the future are to do more work within the community to raise plastic pollution awareness, but also to run workshops around the area for crystal healing for both adults and children, including SEN schools around Worthing. Although crystal healing isn’t for everyone I do believe in the importance of self-care and mindfulness in everyday life and crystal healing incorporates both of these things.
Describe your Christmas in 3 words…
Christmas is so hard to describe in only 3 words as I absolutely LOVE Christmas! If I had to choose I would say Fabulous, Family and Fun!
How can we find out more about you?
You can find me on these socials: