Picture this: You've just got back from a day of taking photos for an animal charity on the beach, you step out of the car and receive the email,
"We're SUPER excited to offer you a spot at the Pop-Up Shop in Brighton!"
After applying to be a part of the collaboration just a week after moving here, I was so excited to be accepted as a vendor at the upcoming Brighton Pop-Up. Starting this business in lockdown of 2020, it was going to be the first time my products would see the real world. Their first venture out into the spindly lanes of Brighton; something that would have felt like a fever dream if you'd told me would be happening this time last year.
That was the start of the planning. The month-long, late-night crafting sessions and stock sheet organising. The sourcing, making, ordering pieces and then ordering them again when I'd managed to get through yet another reel of gold-filled wire (you'd be surprised how quickly these run out).
At the same time as raising the new addition to the Phoebe Lune team, I suddenly realised how difficult making jewellery would be when a nine-week-old kitten keeps trying to run off with your supplies. The crafting sessions turned into perfectly timed segments depending on her sleeping schedule and constantly ctrl+z-ing as she walked over my laptop and rearranged my stock sheet equations.
Once I got everything together and my table display pieces had arrived, it was finally time to set it all up. My trusty IKEA bag and I took the Uber into town with three full crates of boxed-up goodies.
Pictured: Trusty IKEA bag, Setting up, Opening Day
visiting for the first time