Welcome to my first ever blog post, where I’ll be sharing what I’m up to, the ideas behind my designs and goodness knows what else I’ll be coming up with!
I started making jewellery when I found a bead shop in Kingston-Upon-Thames 8 years ago, I had just moved from my home town in Devon. I had always enjoyed crafts; making cards for special occasions, making projects for school, but had never thought of jewellery making. Walking into the bead shop, I was overwhelmed by the number of beads you could get, and that was it, I was hooked!
I would then busily make for friends and family and a couple of years down the line, got onto Etsy. I created my shop and made a start.
I did this for a couple years and got sales, without much marketing or a social media presence. My main traffic came from contacting product review bloggers, where I would send an item of their choice and they would blog about it.
Life then got in the way; I got engaged and we started looking at buying our first home. The time flew by and my jewellery making days were well and truly forgotten about.
A couple of weeks before we got married in February, I had all this time, I have no idea how, we only bought our house back in September and our impending nuptials were just weeks away, I decided to find my beads, get the books out and research into how I can make my hobby into something more.
So here I am, my first blog post, looking at everything differently and positively… long may it last!