Sweet Chestnut Designs came into being in 2003, founder Catherine White was having fun driving an articulated truck all around the UK and Ireland. Never really meaning to be a truck driver Catherine picked up a craft magazine one day and using some wire and a few plastic beads created her first tiara - from that moment Sweet Chestnut Designs had evolved.
Within three years Sweet Chestnut Designs won the very first VOWS Award, having been voted the Best Bridal Accessories Business in Scotland. Going from strength to strength we found ourselves not only making tiaras and accessories for brides across the world but also for TV, film and theatre productions including the BBC, STV, ITV, The Dallas Opera and New York City Ballet.
After a major think about the direction we were going Catherine decided to take a break and learn the art of silversmithing at the wonderful Glasgow School of Art, during her time at GSA the influences all around led Catherine to completely change her style of work and follow a more celtic, art nouveau, elven and medieval influence.
In 2018 we were honored to win The Guardian eBay Doers, involving Touker Suleyman from Dragons Den and Joanna Dai of Daiwear, working together was an amazing experience, lots of energy, brainstorming and hard work but so worthwhile.
Sweet Chestnut Designs is now based close to central London in the South East of England, using skills and inspiration from Scotland, combining the beauty of Kent with the rush of the city. We ship our work world wide to all sorts of people and outlets for many occasions.
As well as our website you can also find our work in our Etsy shop 'SweetElvenChestnut' just click on the link below to visit and read reviews of our work: