Covet Bespoke Accessories owner & designer Sacha Benge came to creating accessories while studying textiles & fashion at Norhumbria University. Sacha developed an interest in creating accessory pieces while working in the fabulous trims and ribbons shop VVRouleaux, where creative staff were commissioned to design and make bespoke fascinators & accessories for customers.
With a developing interest in up-cycling, re-using and re-inventing and a tight student budget, Sacha began to create her own designs, sourcing unwanted fabric remnants and broken or discarded jewellery elements to create desirable and wearable accessories which were to later be sold in various art & design boutiques and outlets.
Sacha uses vintage jewellery, watch components and miniature objet d'art in combination with beautiful feathers, pearls and selected textiles to create desirable hair decoration and jewellery. This process of re-inventing and re-working components sits alongside Sacha's preference for working with natural fibres and textures. Naturally dropped feathers, recycled paper and chemical-free processes are all prefered materials and methods used by Covet.
Because of the nature of the components used, many of the pieces you will see in the galleries and boutique will be one-offs or limited in number.