Meet the Makers - Deer Arrow

Phoebe and Lauren

Hi, we are Phoebe and Lauren but you may also know us as Deer Arrow.

How long have you been making brooches?

We have been making brooches together since early 2015. We both have a
background in business and have worked together before. We love and work
really well together, as we always seem to be on the same business wave
link. We are lucky, as we both have different strengths to help build and
run Deer Arrow.  Phoebe has also studied design and Photography and has
passed these skills on to Lauren.


What's your favourite piece that you've designed?

Phoebe: Mine would be the Baby Bun Bun, I just love all the pins we do
they're so tiny and cute.

Lauren: My favourite piece is Willow and Winter the wolves, as I loved
designing them and they're just so beautiful. Plus they may be my
favourite as I do consider myself a crazy dog lady!

Where do you get your inspiration from?

We get inspiration from each other and from everything around us. Most of
the time we come up with our releases sitting in our office just shooting
out ideas. Although strangely, some of our best ideas have come to us in
the middle of the night. When this happens, we have gotten in the routine
of now writing them down straight away, rather than forgetting them by the
morning. We have a very long list of future ideas.

Which piece in your catalogue is your most popular/intricate/favourite to make etc?

We would probably all have different answers for this one. We think that
the Alice in Wonderland collection that we did is extremely popular, as we
always see people searching for them. Our most intricate piece is
defiantly Titus, due to it's had 49 pieces!

What are some of the challenges you face as a maker?

We definitely struggle with meeting our demand and it is hard to see the online disappointment from people when they miss out. Of course we want to make all our customers happy, but we also want to keep Deer Arrow special and handmade by us, so its a hard thing for us to balance.

What are you most excited for at Brooch Lovers Big Day Out Brisbane?

We can't wait to meet all of our wonderful customers that will be there.
We are so excited to meet the people who have made our dream come true.
Plus we can't wait to see what brooches everyone is wearing.