As you can tell my the title of my blog, I ADORE flowercrowns! I have a few from chain stores, but my favourite are definitely handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces of art that I will treasure forever.
Recently I got in touch with Samantha from Sunkissed Handmade as she is SUPER talented, & her social media pics completely blow me away every time. She makes truly unique headpieces ranging from flowercrowns to mermaid crowns & beyond. She can even put together DIY kits so you can personalise your crown exactly the way you want one.
With festival themes being the “in” thing right now, you may want to place your order with her soon & get your very own!
Your name: Samantha Hanlon
Your business name: Sunkissed Handmade
What exactly do you do: I custom make Flower crowns and Accessories
How did you get into this: I have always been creative and have been fortunate enough to follow my creative passions through my career path. I started out as a graphic artist and fashion designer, moving to photography ten years ago. I love doing styled photo shoots and with my background it made sense to do the styling myself. Nothing makes an editorial shoot look more unique than the perfect headdress, so I started making headpieces for my shoots. Soon other photographers started ordering custom pieces from me and so did my portrait clients, I set up a Facebook page and the rest is history. I sell off Facebook and Instagram, I also have an online store on Hello Pretty. I don’t keep a lot of stock, I prefer custom orders but I sometimes make up items to sell as I am inspired to do so.
What are your most popular items: The Festival Floral Headbands are currently my most popular seller, a lot of clients order custom pieces for themed parties. “Havannah nights” has been a huge theme trend this winter season. In summer my jewelled mermaid crowns are definitely my biggest seller.
I also make DIY flowercrown packs for parties and gifts and those are very popular too.
What are your favourite items: I love making custom orders, especially when a client simply sends me a photo of their outfit or a colour palette/theme and asks me to use my imagination to create something beautiful to compliment their outfit.
I have always loved the whole D&G, Baroque, Rococo vibe and recently launched a jewelled headband and haircomb range that is quite popular with brides.
How can people place their orders: Email is best, send me a message on email@example.com and I will be happy to quote you.
Can they order custom pieces: Absolutely.
What is your price range: My price range varies between R50 for basic headbands and up to R500 for over the top custom head dresses.
What quote do you live by: My tagline is “Free your inner Flower Child”
I am based in Cape Town, but deliver orders across South Africa.
Samantha very kindly even made me my own flowercrown & had this delivered to me (what a way to start my week!), & I can promise you that her work is of the highest quality & truly remarkable. I know I will be ordering more from her – any excuse to rock my flowercrown. She pays attention to every detail – including the packaging of her products & her client care is out of this world.
Thank you for starting my week off on such a high note, & I can’t wait to chat to you again x