Beautiful Purple Freshwater Pearl Earrings

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Handmade Artists Forum!

So, I have been a tad lazy on the blogging front..yikes! I am very sorry about this! However as you know life can be hectic at times, which can mean things get pushed aside. Alas, I am back!

I thought I would write about the Handmade Artists Forum (HAF), which I’m sure many of you reading this, already know about. However for those of you who don’t know of it, I think it is a great online community, bringing together artists from all walks of life!

There are members who make jewellery, teddy bears, clothes, bags, pet collars…the list is endless!  

Members can chat, leave comments, and also can post up pictures of their latest creations, allowing other members to leave honest comment‘s about their latest design. It’s a fantastic way of knowing what other people think of your design, without even leaving your home!

Not only this, members can also sign up, for a small fee, and sell items in the HAF shop, so there is no need to set up your own website, if you are new at designing and selling your items.

Now, most recently I have joined a Facebook circle (still on the HAF)! This is where a chosen member has the spotlight on them for a week!  Other members will then each write a comment and ‘like’ their page, store, website etc. It’s a wonderful way, of spreading the word about that particular member.

I believe there is also a Blog circle coming up soon, which will also be a great way to promote and advertise one’s blog!

So, I thought I would share this with you, (I am not being paid to write this, i genuinely think its a great website) and if there are any other handmade artists out there, why not give HAF a try...  :D

Monday, 16 May 2011

Tip on Where to go in Hong Kong for Beads!

So I have just come back from holiday. I went to Hong Kong for the very first time and it was actually my first time to Asia :D
Hong Kong is a wonderful place to visit! I would recommend it to anyone!
Whilst I was there, I was informed of a place to find jewellery beads etc called Sham Shui Po. So I took a look around Sham Shui Po, Kowloon. I must say, there were LOADS of independent shops selling different Glass Beads, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski and different fixings. I had to search to find what I wanted but I managed to find some pretty glass beads.  
I also took a look around the infamous Jade Market. I bought some beautiful pink Jade Beads! I will definitely be making some nice bracelets and earrings out of those too. I wish I had bought some more Jade beads, as they really are lovely!
I will upload some new jewellery pieces on my website soon; so watch this space :D

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

1st Jewellery Party...Many More To Come!

Hi all!

So I undertook my first jewellery party last Thursday (21st April 2011) for the bank holiday! It was fantastic!

There were approx. 20 people at my party, all wonderfully happy that the bank holiday was to begin, and what a way to start it...

It was a beautiful spring evening, and whilst everyone arrived we drank sparkling rose in the garden, looking across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Once everyone had arrived, with drink in hand, we proceeded inside; to the jewellery room (we shall call it!).

My jewellery was displayed on 3 tables dotted around the room, so that everyone could look around without being in one place.

Before everyone had a chance to look at everything, they all took a seat, so that I could quickly introduce myself and my jewellery range.

Once my 5 minute talk was over, everyone got up and started to look at my jewellery in more detail. I was not expecting this! Everyone wanted to buy all at once! I was re-sizing different bracelets, changing the sizes of the dangly earrings! I couldn’t do everything, so my closest friend, helped by taking the money and wrapping everything whilst I got on with the commissions. It was wonderful!

Whilst I was busy making jewellery, we also had nibbles and lots of drinks out for everyone to enjoy!

It was a great evening! Everyone was happy with their purchases and the whole evening was a lovely way to socialise.

  • It is a great excuse to buy jewellery, and customise it how you would like. Everyone likes to treat themselves and their loved ones once in a while!
  • It was a wonderful way to spend an evening socialising with friends and just your Lady friends!
  • It is a fantastic way to have a party with a difference!
  • Please contact me, if you would like to host a jewellery party, I would be more than welcome to come along with my jewellery!
  • One wonderful quote I have from a lady who attended my party is; " I had a great time, it is such a refreshing change to 'makeup parties'...can you come do some jewellery parties with me" response; “Absolutely!”

Friday, 1 April 2011

Aimee-Louise Handcrafted Jewellery Designs Website!

Following on from the 'jewellery to shake the world' jewellery is now on my very own website!

I created and designed the website all by myself :D which i must say i am rather proud of! Don't laugh at it if you are website developer...because...I am NOT a website developer! :)

If you have any helpful comments/critisims regarding my new website, please let me know, as i am still very much learning !

I also have a page on facebook...Aimee-Louise Handcrafted Jewellery Designs.

I am getting their slowly but surely! Hopefully all this internet malarky will help the business a tad :D

Till the next time...

Friday, 18 February 2011

Jewellery to shake the world...

After several requests from family and friends, I have decided to start this small site to promote my home-crafted jewellery.

So abit about how it started....

Well, I have always been a creative person...can't draw for peanuts...but I enjoyed making it candles, cards, and making a tv out of a cardboard box and acting in it..yes you read it right...! Bored as a child, I decided to pretend I was on tv in a cardboard box..So...creative or decide!

Anyway, I have always enjoyed looking at and wearing jewellery! haha. So..with that in mind, I decided to start making jewellery.

I really enjoy putting together new designs and creations. When people make nice comments about my jewellery, it is the best feeling in the world! So...

Let's make my jewellery shake the world! :D