December 6, 2021

Co Craft n Creations

Everyone Loves Shopping

Plymouth makeup influencer kickstarts creative new jewellery business with a twist

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.

Read more: Plymstock Broadway making a comeback as stores bring new lease of life

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.



Charlie Hernan, 24, from Crownhill, has kickstarted an awesome new jewellery business during lockdown

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.”



Charlie Hernan, 24, from Crownhill, has kickstarted an awesome new jewellery business during lockdown
Charlie Hernan, 24, from Crownhill, has kickstarted an awesome new jewellery business during lockdown

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.

You can check out Charlie’s creations on her Etsy here, Facebook here or Instagram here.

Have you started a business recently? Let us know and get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Get the best stories about the things you love most curated by us and delivered to your inbox every day. Choose what you love here.

Read next:

Bargain clothes sale Worth The Weight set to take over Plymouth Guildhall

Derren Brown sends ‘important request’ for the ‘citizens of Plymouth’