Our story so far...
We are Sam and Ruth, the two halves of Trippy Tuesday!
We started this adventure at the beginning of lockdown 1.0 after coming together over a mutual admiration of each others work. Since then, what started as a lockdown hobby has turned into a full blown business and a way for us to channel our ideas!
After seeing the trend of female figure candles, we both decided that instead of feeding into the (rather problematic) trend, we wanted to actively work against it by creating body-normative figures that work to normalise the bodies that are so often not represented in the mainstream.
Our inspiration for making the jewellery came from the feedback we received from our customers (you guys)! We heard what you said about making something out of a more permanent material, and the problems with the 'headless naked women candle trend.' So, after a brainwave over the Christmas holidays, we looked into how we could make our signature body's into a more relatable, human and long lasting product.
We organised a shoot and we put our necklaces on some of our friends who continue to inspire us and give a personality behind what we do. That's the pictures you see above!
Our mindset has always been 'if someone can make this, then so can we!' which is what has led us to this point. We hope you love our Jewellery as much as we do, and if you're looking for a more permanent gift for someone or yourself, you can find them to purchase below!
After brainstorming, we talked to Sam's partner - Anthony - who took it upon himself to watch a billion YouTube videos and become a skilled jeweller, seemingly overnight!! Anthony is the main creator of our necklaces and you can see him at work here