LunarraStar Jewellery

LunarraStar Jewellery is professionally handcrafted with care and attention to detail to produce unique, quality jewellery design. A treasure chest of trinkets inspired by fairytales, Alice in Wonderland, history, unusual whimsical charms and glittery magical things created by artist Rachel Hastie.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Rachel.
I've always adored jewellery. My gran had an antique jewellery box full of what...when i was a child...seemed magical brooches, rings, cameo necklaces etc. I could play with them for hours. About 5 years ago i became interested in Reiki and crystals which led to me making sterling silver gemstone jewellery. After that, with my new skills i naturally flowed back into my love of things which remind me of childhood, secrets, whimsical fairytale inspired jewellery. My jewellery is inspired by my love of faeries and my favourite childhood stories like Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland. I think we all want to believe in wishes coming true, handsome princes coming to the rescue and that we'll never grow old! I try to put a little piece of fairytale magic into all my jewellery.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Spending time with my fiance and our cats watching films like Labyrinth and Nightmare Before Christmas! Secondly I love travelling, we spent the New Year in Amsterdam which was AMAZING.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Time, it gets in the way, I would like to work all the time but I have to stop to sleep!

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
Definitely this ring! I have one and i wear it every day, it's so adorably cute and makes me go "awww" inside when I'm wearing it.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A biologist, I love animals and wanted to work in conservation.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
I get very excited looking at all the beautiful items Azrael's Accomplice sells! I hope to get a wedding dress from them

What does your future hold?
I hope to find the time to photograph my backlog of over 40 new designs! Also we are relocating, maybe to Bristol England as my fiance may be getting a wonderful new job there. Other than that, many adventures to far off lands...next stop is Paris for us, hopefully this year!

Visit LunarraStar Jewellery at Etsy, LunarraStar.com, and lunarrastar.livejournal.com. Through the summer you can buy any two items and receive a free mystery necklace from Rachel's collection!