BEHIND THE BRAND – ONE SMALL SQUIRREL
Meet Claire. An amazing jewellery maker who is so down to earth and the kind of person that you could talk to for ages without any effort! She has been with us for years and back in the day her mom would often join her in the stall beside her, it was a family affair 🙂
One Small Squirrel was founded around 4 years ago when I began craving a creative outlet and it has certainly taken me so much further than I envisaged when I started! I hunt and gather ideas from the local environment; our gorgeous Sunshine Coast beaches, forests and sunsets as well as fashion trends and customer demand. My designs are as varied as their inspiration. I create bright, bold and fashion-forward earrings using polymer clay as the primary medium, whilst often incorporating metal findings, tassels and the occasional splash of glitter and resin pigments.
What does your daily life look like and where do you find the time to create?
What is the main thing you have learnt while running a small business or passion project?
I’m pretty sure every single stallholder will agree with me – it doesn’t matter how long you’re been doing this, EVERY sale, even the tiniest ones, give you a little buzz. It’s the best feeling in the world knowing someone loves what you made so much that they want to take it home with them. It might remind them of a time in their life, of a person or maybe it just speaks to them in another way. Whatever the reason, the fact that it brings joy to them, brings joy to me.