Lucie Beeston loves “bright colours, loud noises”, which she translates into her “bonkers” hand-cut wooden jewellery brand Lucie Ellen.
Lucie started out making jewellery just for herself and her friends. Originally a graphic design student, she quit to get crafty, making jewellery and homewares from smashed and chipped ceramics. She then turned to her favourite materials – wood and paper – to make jewellery and cute things for your home.
Lucie moved from the Suffolk countryside to East London, set up a little studio in her back garden, and has been making a name for herself ever since.
She makes all her jewellery by hand using as much reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood as possible.
Indulging her love for clashing colours and bold, slightly 50s shapes, her designs vary from triangle stud earrings and brooches (both £8.50) to her wedge-shaped watermelon slice necklace (£18) to beaded necklaces that look a lot like sweets (Speckles and Spots necklace above, £25). Perhaps her signature product is her bunting necklace (£20), which you can customize in colours of your choice.
Her colourful painted designs vary from dashes and dots, marbling to sparkles, all with a retro-ish vibe that’s both cute and chic.
Her homewares include wooden wall hangings such as this one, called Tor (£25) and sold in a limited edition of 20.
Come and meet Lucie at the Bust Christmas Craftacular London on 22 November at York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green London E2 9PJ.
Entrance is £3 on the door, with free goodie bags for the first 100 shoppers. Click here for more info.
By Katie Allen