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My personalised, stamped jewellery has a new look website!

I launched the new version of my website during the course of last week. I started with a fresh blank template and started from scratch. I decided to go the DIY route and I am happy with the result. Let’s … Continue reading

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Personalised family name pendants: my Tree of Life video

I made a tree of life pendant video recently mainly for the purposes of posting on Facebook and beating the algorithms. Sadly, the reach has dropped to 181 people with this one compared to the reach of 574 one on … Continue reading

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The making of my first jewellery video: tips and tricks

You could be wondering why someone would make a jewellery video. It just kind of lies there, doesn’t it. I made a slideshow which counts as a video. My motivation to do this stemmed from Facebook’s change in its algorithms … Continue reading

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Making Patterns

I’ve been indulging my love of graphic art by learning how to make repeat patterns in Illustrator. I signed up for Jessica Swift’s Pattern Camp this last weekend. See if you can spot my pattern in the attached link: http://patterncamp.com/blog/2015/02/10/look-what-the-pattern-campers-made-part-5/ . I … Continue reading

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The fascination of wearing handcrafted jewellery

Fascination? Yes, fascination! One of the most important properties that distinguishes a mass produced item from a handcrafted item, often bought directly from the maker, is the story behind the piece and the maker. Take an imaginary walk through a … Continue reading

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Rustic stamped metal jewellery … personalised pendant with a bit more funk!

I looked at this Argentium washer that I had just stamped and thought “why not add a bit of funk?” And so the rustic washer was born! Here is the “before” photo … So this washer pendant started out plain … Continue reading

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“Destash” could be your answer!

So you’ve been making jewellery for a while and you’ve finally decided what your area of speciality is or you just want to start a new technique. You have heaps of jewellery-making stash but no cash, are short of cash … Continue reading

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The making of “ten name pendant” in 9 carat gold

The original brief from my customer was to make ten small round charms in 9 carat gold for a charm bracelet as a very special 60th birthday present for a grandmother. I was honoured to receive the request! I set … Continue reading

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Flourish & Thrive Academy Laying the Foundation

Starting your own work from home jewellery business is by no means an easy option. It is appealing, intriguing and inviting but it is certainly not easy. Okay, some people seem to have it “easier” than others, but you really … Continue reading

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The Pay What You Want pricing movement: is it relevant to the personalised jewellery business?

I have immersed myself in a flood of wonderful business mentoring advice from The Thriving Artist Summit experts. One of the interviewees is Tom Morkes. Tom is a proponent of the Pay What You Want pricing movement. When I first … Continue reading

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