One of my very favourite things are brooches, I adore them! Especially vintage inspired pieces that have a quirky touch. Which is why I love Luxulite so much. I was first introduced to the etsy store www.luxulite.etsy.com by a friend and I was hooked. When putting together an outfit the accessories are key to making the look work. Earrings, bangles and brooches can make a standard sweater and jeans become retro magic. Looking through my Luxulite collection I was interested to learn more about the brand and to discover how the creator came up with the ideas. I thought why not ask the women herself…
Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Katy Crebbin and I’m the one-woman designer and maker behind jewellery brand, Luxulite. I live by the seaside in North East England with my boyfriend and our two kittens, Percy and Morris.
Where did the idea for Luxulite first come from? How did you come up with the name?
The idea for Luxulite came from my love for vintage jewellery, but my lack of funds to collect it! I desperately wanted to wear these big fabulous novelty Bakelite and confetti lucite pieces but without re-mortgaging my flat, so I decided to try and make my own. The name came from a mash-up of the plastics I love! Bakelite, Lucite, and then a random soap advert (Lux Soap Flakes) from one of my vintage Woman’s Weekly Magazines!