About...

Handmade by Naida Crystal

About...

I am a stay at home mum to two, with a backgound in Art, Fashion and Textiles, living near the beach in Eastbourne, UK. I grew up with clothing made for me by my Mother and Granny, sewn and knitted. This love for handmade has been passed onto me and I was taught dressmaking and pattern making from a young age. I attended Birmingham City University in the Jewellery quarter studying Jewellery and Silversmithing, so my love of sewing and jewels is shown in my love for hair accessories; textiles and metals, sewing and handicrafts. 

I began this business by accident, when pregnant with my firstborn I made some skirts and customised vest sets, friends asked to buy, then their friends and so on. I quickly moved onto leggings and matching headwraps or bibs, then tops and dresses but I wanted to make something unique. That's when I came up with my signature 'Valentina' top, a basic tee with a lace or embroidered fabric cut out heart on the back. For the boys I love to mix different textured and coloured fabrics in a distinctive colour blocked raglan tops. All these designs are available to order, please get in contact so we can design something custom for you! 

I now mainly handmake accessories, using the most luxurious of fabrics; lace, embroidered, sequins, satin,  faux leatherette and beautiful prints. Making fabulously poofy scrunchies, gorgeous alice bands, sumptuous scarves and more. I use the prettiest findings and often upcycle jewellery to create gorgeous hair pins and accessories. 

I hope you like what you see... Thank you for visiting my store!