Unveiling the Artistry: A Chat with Kylie, Owner of Lush Baubles

In a world filled with mass-produced items, there's something refreshing about handcrafted jewellery that captures the hard work then went into the item. Lush Baubles, a business owned by the talented Kylie, showcases the beauty of artisanal craftsmanship. In this blog, we'll dive into the Lush Baubles journey, the creative process, and the challenges and joys of being a small business owner.

How It All Began

Lush Baubles didn't start as a grand enterprise; it began as a small part-time hobby business. Kylie's journey into the world of jewellery-making was fuelled by a desire to explore her creative and artistic side. As she honed her skills and grew more passionate about the craft, she decided to take her business to the next level. What started as a simple hobby soon blossomed into a full-fledged venture that would capture the hearts of many.

The Art of Creation

One of the remarkable aspects of Lush Baubles is the meticulous workmanship that goes into every piece. Kylie pours her heart and soul into hand-making each item, ensuring not only beauty but enduring quality. The process involves intricate hand-wiring, bringing together antique or vintage elements, precious and semi-precious (ethical and conflict-free) gemstones. Each creation can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to complete, truly showing Kylie’s dedication and passion for every piece.

From Hobby to Full-Time Pursuit

For Kylie, Lush Baubles is not just a side project she enjoys; it's her full-time job. Thirteen years ago, as she embraced the role of a stay-at-home Mum, jewellery-making became a soothing escape amidst the whirlwind of parenthood. With more time on her hands, she seized the opportunity to turn Lush Baubles into a full-time endeavour.

Facing Challenges Head-On

Running a small business comes with its fair share of challenges. The closure of most handmade markets during the Covid-19 pandemic posed both lifestyle and financial challenges. In recent times, staying fresh and innovative with their style has become a significant challenge. Kylie strives to produce jewellery items that are not only new but also relevant to the ever-evolving market.

Dreams for the Future

Kylie's dreams for Lush Baubles are as exciting as her jewellery. She envisions taking her business online to supplement market sales and take her brand international. It's an exciting journey ahead, one that promises to bring the beauty of Lush Baubles to a wider audience.

A Love for the Market

When asked about what she loves most about MarketLife markets, Kylie's answer is simple but heartfelt: the customers. It's the connection with people, the smiles on their faces as they discover her creations, and the joy of knowing that her jewellery finds a special place in someone's heart that makes it all worthwhile.

In conclusion, Lush Baubles embodies the spirit of creativity, dedication, and the pursuit of dreams. Each piece of jewellery tells a unique story, and behind it all is an artisan with heart-warming dedication.

You can find them next Saturday 4 November at One Subiaco Market from 10am – 3pm!

Or you can head to their Facebook account to keep up to date on all their new pieces: