WE'RE SPILLING THE BEANS AT BUG HQ
WE'D LOVE TO SHARE SOME SECRETS WITH YOU
Starting from the off - Welcome to Bug.
We are a super duper handmade jewellery brand.
We are a small business with big, (no scrap that) HUMONGOUS dreams.
We don’t want to conquer outer space or anything but we do want share
our silver stories with you forever, or just until we drop.
In a nutshell - we make jewellery that’s inspired by life.
In particular, my life. I’m Ellie by the way. (Click here for the long version).
Bug is a timeline of life’s little wonders captured for your enjoyment in miniature silver form. We love miniatures! (Had you noticed?) What beats your favourite things shrink rayed to pint sized perfection so you can carry them with you throughout all life’s adventures. If, like me, you’re a bit of a hoarder and a sucker for nostalgia then you love anything that takes you back to those extra special moments. It’s like a smell that takes you back to your teens or a track that gives you goosebumps. Memories that only surface when triggered. Our little creations do just that for us and our hope is that they do that for you too.
DO YOU LOVE MARMITE?
RUBBER DUCK FETISH?
Journey to the back of beyond in search of the most obscure music festivals?
We could go on forever! Our hope is that through our miniature making
you unearth something you identify with and that makes you happy.
SO NOW YOU KNOW WHY - WE'D LOVE TO TELL YOU HOW
By handmade I don’t mean that we buy in charms or boss
someone around on a computer. No Sir. Everything is handmade.
By this I mean everything is made by my actual real life hands.
(No kidding. Here they are)
This is where the magic happens.
It’s so exciting to see an idea materialising
The initial making process is most fun when I
"There’s no time for tea -
When making an object I think about how to
Beauty in simplicity.
I like to keep this moto in mind when designing and making (it's also handy in life too).
Often when brain block strikes it's because I'm doing too much.
It's tempting to over complicate things and I know as soon as I stray
into this territory because the design just doesn't feel right.
When the design is complete I'm like a big kid with a new toy.
I'll take it home from the workshop for all to see and more often than
not it will then sit on the coffee table with me whilst I have tea.
(yes nerd does spring to mind).