Today we welcome back Chloe, of The Silver Hut, who we have been lucky enough to have at all our fairs! She will be back again this Saturday to help us celebrate our 1st Birthday! Find out more about her lovely jewellery…
“It is very satisfying when a design makes it from paper into an actual finished piece; even better when you sell it to a customer who loves it just as much as you do!” – Chloe, The Silver Hut
Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….
Hello, I’m Chloe, owner and designer of The Silver Hut. I make 925 and Karen Hill Silver, gemstone jewellery which I sell at lot’s of local fairs and markets as well as in my online shop on Etsy.com.
How would you describe your style?
I like to use inspiration from the natural world around me. I have a large collection which is focused on the beach and sea life, living in Brighton there is always something about which helps me spur off a new design!
I also have a collection which focuses on plants and flowers and combines mythical and magical creatures like fairies and unicorns.
I guess you could call my style very ‘Boho’ and ‘Classy Beach Babe!’
How long have you been making your craft items?
The Silver Hut has been up and running for nearly 3 years now, but I have always made my own jewellery. I made my very first pair of earrings when I was just 7 years old!
Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?
At the moment I have been selling lots of my gemstone cluster earrings, they make great presents and have so many different colours in them that they suit most outfits. They are also both casual and smart enough to wear whenever you like!
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
The making of course!
I have really enjoyed experimenting with different techniques and materials over the years. I love exploring all the different colours and textures of the gemstones and I especially love all the little packets of Swarovski crystals! It is very satisfying when a design makes it from paper into an actual finished piece; even better when you sell it to a customer who loves it just as much as you do!
Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?
You can find The Silver Hut stall at lot’s of Sussex fairs and markets, keep an eye on my website for up coming listings.
The Silver Hut also has a large wedding collection which is about to be launched as part of a collaboration with some other talented Brighton designers! Further details will also be posted on my website shortly!
What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?
My future ambitions are to finalise my new wedding collection and to open the new website.
Together with some other designers, we hope to create a new ‘handmade wedding shop’ where you can find beautiful, bespoke wedding accessories, with everything from Jewellery, Tiara’s and haircombs to wedding photographers, cakes and wedding favours, all with that personally designed touch.
You have previously taken part in The Fairy Tale Fair. Did you enjoy the day?
I have attended every Fairy Tale Fair since it started! It is my favourite fair to attend and wouldn’t miss it for the world! I love the happy vibe that you get from both the sellers and customers, there is always a great combination of crafts and with each fair it gets better every time!
Any other comments you wish to make:
Yes! Miss this fair and you’ve definitely missed out!