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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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How to Find the Right Size Bangle for your Wrists

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If you want to make sure that you get the right size bangle just follow these easy steps. 1.  If you have a bangle that already fits then just measure the inside diameter.  This is normally around 6 to 8cm.  Just measure from left to right straight across the middle (see below)   Note: make sure the bangle you are measuring is completely round otherwise your size will not be accurate. 2.  To measure your hand get your small finger and bring it that together with your thumb.  Take a tape measure and put it around the widest part of...

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It's Never Too Late to Change Direction

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The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.   I have had a few jobs in my time. I have worked for a London Costumiers who made costumes for films and theatre productions. We had a few famous faces through the reception. My favourite job was working for an Architect's firm down Shaftesbury Avenue (it was very, very social and lots of fun), but I did spend lots of my career working in some of the London Law firms. I was a Legal Recruitment Consultant and also worked in...

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Mum My Creative Inspiration

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I had the most amazing childhood and I have to owe my love of creating things to my most amazing mum.  People are curious as to how I got started making jewellery, but this goes right back to my mum who made everything from clothes (she taught dressmaking in adult education), knitting, crochet, lacemaking.  She had a side business in making and selling jewellery, selling artwork made from pressed flowers and she was a total inspiration. I remember as a child watching TV she and would come along with a ball of wool, knitting pattern and needles and would say...

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