FOLLOW FRIDAY #4 LUCID BUTTERFLY CREATIONS
Hey, HAPPY FRIDAY!
It's time for another Follow Friday Small Business Feature!
This week I'm featuring the wonderful Lucid Butterfly Creations, if you love quirky and unique - this is the shop for you! Lucid Butterfly offer SO many different variations of Jewellery, from dainty, dark, gothic inspired Necklaces to over-sized, quirky, fun Earrings. You're 100% bound to find something you'll love!
Tell us a bit about yourself!
My name's Kimberley and I own Lucid Butterfly Creations. Im 38, I grew up and still live in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, UK. I'm a support worker in mental health part time and have a 6 year old son.
I've always been quite crafty from a young age, but started making jewellery in my 20s which I sold locally and from Dad's shop. My family had their own business, a local Grocers and Delicatessen, so having my own business was in my genes I think!
Where did the name Lucid Butterfly Creations come from?
The name Lucid Butterfly Creations came from the idea of crazy dreams and the freedom and beauty of a Butterfly, which I wanted to reflect in my Jewellery. From quirky and out there to spiritual and free, letting the wearer to be who they want to be.
Where does the inspiration for your pieces come from?
A lot of my inspiration comes from tv shows and characters, especially Tim Burton! Also my love for Wicca, crystals and the moon.
Whats your process for making your ideas come to life? How are they made?
I draft up ideas of what I'd like to create, then search online for charms and findings that I need to create the item. I get so excited when new supplies arrive! Sometimes I sit there for hours with charms and findings seeing which will go well together. Then I'll make the item, and share to my Etsy and Social Media accounts! Every time I sell an item I do a happy dance!
What's your favourite thing about being a small business owner?
My favourite thing about being a small business owner is the friends I've made with other small business owners, my lovely customers and the repeat buyers. I love that items I created are finding forever homes across the world!
Now, tell us your least!
Ha, least favourite...I'm not sure I have one! My Etsy has only been open since June 2020 so I'm currently just enjoying everything at the min. Some days its hard when I'm feeling overwhelmed, but I dust myself off and pick myself up and get back to it!
It's just me behind the business and I'm immensely grateful for everyones support.
What are you most looking forward to as an Independent Business when things start to go back to normal?
I think when things get back to "normal" it will be nice to actually go to a store to actually source materials myself, especially shops that sell crystals so I can feel the energy of them.
If you could recommend five other Independent Businesses to the readers, who would they be and why?
5 Small Businesses I would love to recommend are:
Wax Witch - She makes and sells gorgeous Wax Melts and is such a lovely lady.
Nazine Alice Designs - She's so talented and makes amazing Masks, Cushions, Bags and Bows.
The Crystal Mermaid UK - Is amazing for Tarot readings and sells gorgeous Crystals.
Frankengoop - For amazing, quirky Stationary and Stickers
Possessed Prints - For gorgeous, alternative Prints and Stickers.
Does anything else inspire your work? I.e, music, films, seasons?
My work is inspired by various things, namely Tim Burton, Disney, 80s Cartoons, Autumn, Halloween, Holidays, My love of Wicca, Crystals and the Moon. I find inspiration in so many places!
Do you have any new items/collections coming up? - Tell us about them!
I have so much in the pipeline for Lucid Butterfly Creations! I'm hoping to have them released before Christmas! Im doing tie dye bags with prints, intention/manifestation crystal candles/melts and intention bath salts!
Do you have any lockdown Music / Film / book recommendations for the readers?
My lockdown recommendations would be Netflix, Disney+, Tim Burton and Guillemere del Toro films. Reading wise, I've been reading a lot of books on Wicca and cCystals lately, but would highly recommend The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock.