About Us


The Little Blue Gem is a small independent store stocking a wide variety of alternative fashion items – from jewellery to corsetry, from hats to petticoats, and more!

Set up in 2013, The Little Blue Gem trades at fairs and markets across the North East. It was based briefly at a brick-and-mortar store in our hometown of Hartlepool. However, due to the ever rising costs of running a physical shop, the store was closed in September 2016.

We may return to a physical location one day, but for now, an online store is a far more practical option – for us, and for our widespread customers.

Don’t worry, though – you can still find us at the ever-popular Whitby Goth Weekend!


Follow our social media for updates and offers! You can find us at the following locations:


I am a 27 year old art school alumni. I graduated in 2012 from CCAD with a BA in Entertainment Design Crafts. I specialise in steel boned corsetry, millinery, and alternative clothing.

I also have experience in Photography and Fine Art, holding a National Diploma in the former and an A2 in the latter. I now make products, and source stock from a variety of excellent wholesalers, for this store!

Many of my interests and hobbies still somehow link back to fashion and clothing. I love cosplay, though I don’t get the opportunity to do it often, and I’m very interested in character design. Specifically, the role of costume in character design, for videogames, comics etc. I also make custom dolls and doll clothing, including Obitsu, Monster High and BJD.

I’m also currently working part-time for a popular high-street jewellery chain.

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