A talented woman from Crownhill has kickstarted a colourful new jewellery business during lockdown – and it has an awesome twist.
Charlie Hernan, 24 works full time in admin, but when she’s not crunching numbers in her finance job she’s at home concocting incredible creations.
The admin worker – who is also a makeup influencer on the side – has been creating handmade earrings inspired by everything from nature to video games and even food.
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Whether you want some jewellery shaped like hotdogs, pigs or even aliens, Charlie’s shop Charrings has it all.
The creative business boss says she kickstarted her venture during lockdown, and loves to think up new and interesting ideas for her products.
Talking about how she began, Charlie said: “I always used to find creative accessories to match my creative makeup looks. Eventually I just thought why don’t I try and make them myself?
“I started making them and then a couple of months after I just thought I’d start making the business to give me something to occupy myself with during Covid and lockdown.
“Because I’m quite creative anyway I just think of random ideas that I would want to wear myself and then I started mixing it up.
“My flower earrings are the most popular now, so I’ve changed my logo to flowers and I’m getting a lot more flower earring launches so I’m working off what is most popular.
“It’s my birthday in September so for a birthday launch I’m doing a mixture of my two most popular earrings: colourful flowers and daisies. So I’m mixing them together and doing colourful daisies. I’m hoping they will do pretty well as they’re quite hot sellers.”
When asked how she finds time to make her products alongside a full time job and makeup, she added: “For me, makeup artistry and this are the two things I really enjoy. We’ve just moved house and I’ve got a beauty room and a small business section in there. So I’ll do it whenever I have free time!”
The creative wizard uses Polymer clay to make her earrings, which is hardenable modeling clay which is put into the oven to harden.
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