About -  

Welcome to Sweet Chestnut Designs - Celtic, Medieval and Elven Inspired Circlets Tiaras & Crowns

Sweet Chestnut Designs came into being in 2003, when founder 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 Catherine was 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.
By 2012 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 her led Catherine to completely change her style of work and follow a more celtic, art nouveau, elven and medieval influence. This has led to making headpieces for many costume and cosplay events around the world as well as continuing to work within the bridal industry.

In 2018 Catherine was honoured to take part in the Guardian eBay Doers, a small business acceleration scheme involving The Guardian newspaper in London, 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. Orders are shipped world wide to all sorts of people and outlets for many occasions on a daily basis.

You can also find Catherine's work in her Etsy shop 'SweetElvenChestnut' a slight change of name which reflects the many Elven folk she has worked with over the years.      

2003 - 2024 Sweet Chestnut Designs                                                                                                                                                         

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