Hello. I’m Eva,
I live in South Queensferry, just outside Edinburgh in Scotland, and I’m a proud mum of two wee boys. I started my handmade gifts business in 2017 when I made a bridal pin for my friend’s bridal shower. I wanted to give her a gift of a pin with natural freshwater pearls but I couldn’t find one anywhere so I decided to make it myself. Then a friend asked me to make another one and before I knew it my hobby had become my job.
A bit of background to the Lucky Pins – Growing up in Greece, I was raised with the ancient belief of the ‘evil eye’, or the ‘mati’, as it is called in Greek. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye, usually by a person who is envious of you, will cause misfortune or injury often manifesting as a headache or unexplained illness. In order to prevent this from happening a blue eye or blue bead is worn to reflect the evil away and protect the wearer.
My aim is to give a more modern and minimal take on this traditional custom and to make pieces that can be given as gifts to anyone. The main focus of my designs is not the blue bead but charms for a special occasion, such as a bridal shower, a new baby, a christening or a new home.
Having studied architecture I am a firm believer in the idea that less is more – and all my handmade gifts are based on simplicity. I believe that a minimal approach offers an elegant result.
Finally, I am always happy to try new gift ideas so if you have something in mind that’s not currently on offer please do pop me a message and I’ll be happy to customise!
Thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to hearing from you!