Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Sisters Behind Hughsie


April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- April & Nicole -
We are always on the hunt to collaborate with creative people, but this time around we got to finally collaborate with an amazing sister duo. 
Let April & Nicole inspire you! Follow along to see what these gals are all about

Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Zen Earrings -

Because of April & Nicole's wild personalities and bold style we chose to hit up Sugar Beach for a super colourful earring adventure. Yara and I were mind blown by the large selection of handcrafted and unique pieces that they have (We didn't know what to choose).

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Jude's Pick: Little Harbour -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Yara's Pick: Hottie -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

We sat with the sisters to get insider information on their creative process and how it all really started... 

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Nicole in Hughsie Earrings -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

1. Tell us about yourself, your passions, hobbies?
Anyone who knows us knows that we choose to do as many things as possible together. We have lived and travelled abroad, we share clothes, makeup and even the same food allergies. Our current passions include earrings of course, also fashion and makeup.We both love yoga and staying active, cooking and building an empire!

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

2. What inspired you to start your business?
 A true love of self-expression. Hughsie allows us both to have the exact pieces we desire. We were always obsessed with accessories and looking for something unique and bold. Having the ability to make earrings obsessed with accessories and looking for something unique and bold. Having the ability to make earrings that speak not only to us but allow others to feel beautiful is the true baseline for why we started.

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

3. What is unique about your products/business?
 Our products are truly unique for several reasons. First, we hand make everything from scratch - that includes the design and crafting, assembling and styling. Secondly, the medium we use is polymer chains or resin. We do everything custom; any client can be their own designer!

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Custom Piece -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

4. What challenges did you face starting out?
Our Challenges started from day one. We had minimal resources and zero experience in the jewellery field. Learning every aspect of the design and opening an online store from scratch. We are constantly learning from out mistakes and pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone.

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

6. Your 'AHA' Moment?
We had our 'aha' moment when we discovered people connected to us and our brand as sisters rather than our own as individuals.

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

5. Do you have a support system?
Yes! We definitely had a lot of support along the way, family & friends, our significant others, and even co-workers whom have shown a lot of support and interest in our brand.

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion


- Nicole's Pick: Buddha -


- April's Pick: Famous -

7. Your favourite product?

Nicole - "Buddha" dangle- the colour and textured design represents spiritually which is huge part of my life.


April - My favourite is the "Famous" dangle. A Large statement piece that really pops on any outfit. It can be worn from day to night and the simple black and gold speckle gives the extra glam.


8. People's favourite product?
We noticed quickly that other gravitated towards out Mini Sets. We offer a pack of 3 Mini studs which gives variety and also value! Although we pre-select a variety of colour combinations we notice that customers often want to choose their own, which we love!

- Hughsie earrings in action -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Hughsie earrings in action -

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion
- Hughsie earrings in action -

9. Something crazy about you?
We have matching tattoos and surgery scars.

April and Nicole Hughsie Earrings featured by Selftimers blog, handmade, ethical, local, fashion

10. Your future plans?
Our future plans are to expand our brand, not only adding more to our collections but also branching out into apparel, reaching a larger market.


To get some of the coolest earrings ever, visit Hughsie Sisters shop

Hughsie Sisters Instagram: @hughsie.sisters

Stay gold,
Selftimers


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