Friday, 30 July 2010

Looking for the right packaging?

It's that time of week again, Friday, and Friday means one thing.....Folksy Friday.  As you may or may not know Folksy Friday is a day where you recommend other talented designers/makers items based on a particular theme.

Now, as I'm currently packing up my house getting ready for a move I thought it would be appropriate to promote some of the amazing handmade/designed packaging that is available through Folksy,

If you like what you see and would like to find out more then just click on the link below the photo which will direct you straight to the item ready for you to buy.  So, here we go:

 These great hand printed fabric cotton squares are a great idea for wrapping up special presents such as handmade jewellery.

Make your own gift bags by choosing a template of your choice and printing them at home.  A real personal touch.

Personalise your gift wrapping with these gorgeous cotton fabric labels.  All you need to do is advise the seller of your choice of wording and away you go!

 Gorgeous gift tags designed by Claryce Design.  This would make any parcel have the wow factor.

 Another amazing make your own gift box, great as gift boxes, kids party bags and more.

And finally, these fantastic custom gift boxes made from vintage comic books.  I imagine any man would be happy receiving a gift in one of these stylish boxes.

Well, that's it for this week, I hope you have found something you like, so, until next week, TTFN (ta ta for now)

Friday, 23 July 2010

Toys, Toys, Toys

This week my Folksy Friday is about toys, this is because yesterday was my last day of helping out looking after my friends kids to concentrate on my jewellery business full time.  So here are some fantastic handmade toys made by some of the talented folks on Folksy:

Just click on the link below the picture to see more.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Folksy Friday - Theme 'Countries'

I’ve been wanting to do a Folksy Friday for ages, but was struggling to find the time....but I’ve decided I need to make the time as everyone at Folksy is so supportive and deserve a little bit of free promotion.
For those of you who don’t know what Folksy Friday is, it’s where a lot of sellers on publish a few of their favourite things from other sellers associated with a certain theme.
My theme is going to be countries; this is because the world that we live in is a very small place; and the reason why I thought this was because I was picking up my friends child from pre-school the other day and got talking to one of the mums, not only does she make jewellery but she also went to the same silversmithing course as me, just on a different day, hence why we didn’t bump into each other. 
So here are a few of my favourite things:


If you'd like to take a further look or purchase some of these wonderful items then just click on the link below the picture or just cut and paste into your browser.

Happy Friday everyone and have a fab weekend

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Jewellery Party No 2

So a couple of Tuesday's ago I hosted my 2nd jewellery party.  I thought I wouldn't as nervous as the first time.....but I was, perhaps it was due to the fact I had to give a little speech to introduce my products and advise how the party was going to work.

So before everyone arrived I set up my little table....and this is how it looked:

I was pleased with my products and just hoped there was enough variety for everyone.....and that everyone liked it!!

I'm always astounded how much of a buzz I get off doing these events as it's so nice to receive such lovely feedback and see which items sell well.  There's always one outstanding winner!  Funny thing was my bestsellers at this party were completely different to my first party, but then again, it was a different age group.

Here were some of my best sellers on the night

So after a very successful night and lots of custom orders to make for the weeks to come I sat down and enjoyed a glass of vino amongst some friends.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came that night and obviously a big thank you to the host!  Here's to the next jewellery party.