Beach Shack Project - AHOY! Beach Shack Project - AHOY!

“Jewellery is always a treasure, and though it may not be made of gold and diamonds, it should still have that sentiment.”

Tom Binns

Hi, I'm Hannah. I live in Brighton, UK. I run the Beach Shack Project and I also co-run the Makers Boutique, a monthly contemporary arts and crafts market in Brighton. I ♥ Handmade.

My work stems around a central idea of taking objectionable elements and altering them so they then become objects of desire. The concept of imperfections being beautiful and items of little worth being transformed into contemporary designs revolves around the found objects I use in my work. Most of my materials are gathered from the coast, so my work is heavily influences by this. Although my work is heavily focused on using found objects, often detrimental to the coastal ecosystem, my work didn’t start out as a recycling project. I use the beach as a platform for gathering new ideas and materials, and then the pieces design themselves in my head. I never see what I find as rubbish, but just an unfinished part of something else…

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Clay Pipe and crystal necklace by Beach Shack Project. Clay pipe was found in the Thames River by a fabulous friend. One of my favourite jewellers Tom Binns spent many a happy day beachcombing at this unlikely location and used his finds in his earlier work.
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Creating a fabulous craft fair display


Written by Hannah Marshall, The Makers Boutique


Makers Boutique Market, Brighton 

The look of your table at a craft fair can in theory make or break a sale, and it is often overlooked by many artists.

I have been a participant and visitor at craft fairs for many years, and more recently an organizer of events in Brighton, run under the name Makers Boutique.

Creating a great table display is incredibly important; it should be used as a platform to completely showcase your products and your brand image as a whole.

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