Little Twig launched their business at the market in 2009 and we have to say they have developed an almost cult like following since. Must be because their jewellery + stationery are always the perfect combination of soft neutral colours, quirky twiggy style designs and boast a product range that includes a lovely collection of well thought out pieces. One half graphic designer (Peta Owen) and one half jeweller (Emily Snadden), the founding twigs are always innovative and constantly updating their range with new inspired new twiggy type designs.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it?
Emily is a fully qualified manufacturing jeweller and during the day she creates amazing pieces for very happy customers from her studio in Salamanca, Hobart. Peta works as a graphic designer and divides her days between working part time and chasing her young son around the house.
When did your business begin and why?
Our business began in 2009 from a joint desire to do something fun as a creative outlet additional to our day jobs. We studied together at the Tasmanian School of Art and had previously collaborated on an exhibition piece so we had a pretty good idea that we would work well together. We decided the best thing to do was combine forces and see where a jewellery and graphic design venture could lead.
We are inspired by all things twiggy, quirky and fun. We work with a neutral colour palette and a minimal approach to create products that are beautiful to look at and make people smile.
Designers you admire?
Our influences and personal tastes can be quite varied, however we have a shared love of illustration and simplicity that is prominent throughout all of our work. Whilst we draw inspiration from a myriad of artists our collaboration is mostly a response to our local environment and each other’s personalities.
What is your favourite part of Tasmania?
Tasmania is such a unique environment, our favourite thing is that everything is so accessible! We both love the great outdoors and find all the inspiration we need literally in our own backyards.
What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles?
We love that our work is really anything but. We love creating things that we think are nice and then finding out that other people think so too. Our only gripe would be that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to create all of the new things that we would love to do and that sometimes, unfortunately, we really do have to sleep.
What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting?
Visitors to the market can expect to see our ever-expanding range of handcrafted jewellery including earrings, brooches, pendants, cufflinks and rings as well as our many illustrated gift cards and tags. We are constantly adding new items to our collections and love that the market is the perfect platform to test run our new designs!
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