A Kings Langley resident who lost her job due to the coronavirus crisis has decided to get creative and set up her own business to keep going.
Lucy Anne Legret, who was working as a social media executive for a mobile cocktail business, ‘Three Piece Bar’, found herself jobless after the lockdown happened, as the company she worked for saw all their gigs being cancelled.
She decided to turn her situation into a positive, learn a new craft and set up an Etsy shop where she can sell her products.
Lucy has been creating keyrings and she said: “I’m starting with keyrings, but would like to venture into something else eventually! The most important thing to me, is to produce good quality items that i’m proud to sell.
“My Facebook post was the first time sharing my work, which I was really nervous to do.I was absolutely overwhelmed with the amount of comments I received on there. It was the first day I had opened my Etsy shop and within one day I received over 30 orders.
Lucy always enjoyed creating crafts by watching video tutorials on how to do it. While she was studying fashion at university, she had set up a business called Let Luce Clothing.
She added: “I would sew and then sell metallic bandeaus! I absolutely loved doing this,so I was gutted when I no longer had a sewing machine to continue. It was only since being in lockdown that I thought I would have the time to learn a new skill, and create a new business that isn’t sewing.
“I looked at a lot of Tik Tok videos of people making things and thought I’d just give it ago and start a business again.”
The keyrings are created from scratch using resin, dried flowers and gold leaf. You can visit the shop here etsy.com/uk/shop/handmadebylulushop