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Why Support Artist, Makers and Small Creative Businesses?

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With everything that has been going on in 2020 with the pandemic, my thoughts have been about how I can make my own difference to the world.  I can't change it on my own, but I can make my decisions about where I spend my money and where it comes from. Don't get me wrong, I have always loved a bargain and have myself imported jewellery goods from Thailand when I was running a stall at Spitalfeilds Market in East London.  So I was part of that issue of importing cheaper goods from overseas. Firstly, two years ago, I decided...

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Why do People Love Geometric Shapes in Jewellery

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So, why do people love geometric shapes in Jewellery?  I have often asked myself this question as since I started making jewellery over 20 years ago, I have always had a collection or range of geometric jewellery.  Is it nostalgia for growing up in the 70's or 80's?  The love of art deco?  But geometric jewellery goes way back even before Anglo Saxon and Roman times.  It's part of our DNA. I also have a few ideas, but I maybe biased as I love geometric jewellery. You can wear it for any occasion and it goes with anything Weddings, for...

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Hope and Curiosity - My Dad Inspired Me

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To be honest my Dad has always been a hero to me.  My Mum was the creative inspiration and why I started my jewellery business.  But after losing my Mum over 14 years ago, I have developed a closer bond with my Dad and the more I get to know him, he just fills me with more love and inspiration. To be honest, when I was growing up he used to sit in his chair and be that stable, authoritative Dad that piped up now and then.  Always there for us with his words of wisdom, even if we didn't...

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Should I hire a model?

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This is a debate for lots of small creative businesses, especially if you make things that are meant to be worn.  I was reading a marketing book (always in my quest for knowledge) and it said that you should think of hiring a model for your images.  Then I thought,  well who would this model be?  Would she represent my customers?  Do I have to do this to show aspiration?  Or quality? See,  I struggle with this.  Even London Fashion Week have seen the light by using some young, some older, different body shapes, non conforming, normal people modelling their...

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Valentines! Do you buy a little something for yourself (or is it just me)!

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Valentines Day is coming around again.  It's time for me to treat myself to something nice.   I actually do this for my birthday and at Christmas too.  Well,  I am an independent woman after all.  If I want something, I never wait for someone to buy it.  I just get it, right! I was wondering if this is what you do?  Am I alone in this? I always find Valentine's Day a funny one.  There is so much pressure for your other halves to treat you, pamper you and buy you that special something (or even propose). Are they...

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