Hello handmade featuring Beau xoxo

Here's the third instalment of Hello Handmade! I hope you are still enjoying the feature - the last two posts got such a great response. Today's interview is with the lovely Georgie of Beaux xoxo. After you've read the post make sure you go and visit her store to see all of the beautiful items she has for sale!

Images credited to: Beau xoxo
Firstly could you tell us a little bit about yourself, and how Beau xoxo began?
Well firstly thank you so, so much for including me in your feature, I really appreciate it, and I think it’s fantastic that you’re dedicating posts to handmade artists. I guess the Beauxoxo story started, as clichéd as it sounds, ever since I was a little girl. I have always loved to make things. I was constantly, constantly making things. Even more so at college, whilst studying for my A Levels, as I would travel sites to do Art and it was there I was constantly surrounded by such innovative girls and guys who inspired me so, so much. They made a living off what they made and sold outside of their studies, and that idea really stuck with me, so I started making my creations as well. At the time it was jewellery, interior things and clothes, I was massively into customising. When I got to Uni I had to stop making as much due to the commuting back and forth, and the sheer workload, but whilst studying for a subject I absolutely loathed (I was a musician trapped in an artist’s body!), I constantly day dreamed about designs and sketched little pieces as often as possible. I think it was this period of time that I narrowed down what I wanted to sell, realising I was making entirely too many hair accessories for myself to wear alone! I have always felt there is an apparent lack of distinctive yet fun hair accessories available on the market at an affordable price, so I set up my Etsy in 2010 and only really put one thing up in a blue moon, but in 2011 I fell quite ill so I was unable to do much, so my shop really helped me to take my mind off how I was feeling. To be honest, had I not had this experience, I wouldn’t be here at all, so cheesy as it sounds, everything happens for a reason!


How did you go about getting people to know about your designs?
You know what, I really don’t know, this happened so organically! I am a very old fashion crafter. I cannot cope with social media, despite being fully aware of its importance. I guess I just took a table, a cute table cloth and got out there and sold stuff, or just through word of mouth! I believe ancient practices of market stalls really are the best! With this being said lately I am taking things like Twitter and Facebook a lot more seriously these days as of course they are a necessity in this internet age, and I find it amazing to connect with my customers. Connecting with bloggers is also fantastic, and it’s a wonderful community. I would still argue market stalls are truly wonderful to engage with your customers face-to-face. There is such a comradery between everyone, and it’s fantastic to network with other crafters and help each other out.


How would you describe your designs and what inspires you?

I think my designs could be described as cute, decadent, sweet, whimsical, playful, fanciful, chimerical, maybe even dreamy. I’m a little chaotic style wise, so many things I love inspire me, and that probably comes across in my designs! It’s kind of unpredictable. And truly everything inspires me; literally everything! It may be the colour of a bus, some beautiful flowers, perilously high heels, my favourite lipstick, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, street style, Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, catwalk trends, magazines, Mcqueen, Harajuku girls, celebrities, and so it goes on! I live in a bubble of inspiration and my creative brain works 24/7 hours a day! This is good in some ways as it helps me to develop ideas quickly, but sometimes I get overwhelmed with how much I want to create and how there simply aren’t enough hours in the day!

Additionally, I do think being outside of any noticeable city helps, and this inspires me hugely as I’m kind of cut off from things in a good way. The beauty and the calm of my area are conductive to my being productive. While the items I design don’t make you think of sandy beaches and rolling countryside, I really doubt I could do this anywhere else. Moreover, I have been so, so fortunate, from as young as I can remember I have travelled the world and I know that shaped me, without a doubt, as I was constantly surrounded by amazing colour, music, art, culture and food.

Do you have a best-selling item, or a favourite design?
That would definitely be my glitter hair bows! I never ever would have dreamt when I first made them the reaction they would have. I created them about a year and a half ago but I could only debut them at the Clothes Show in December last year due to the schedule I was under, but now I make fresh batches every single day! My Disney items are also surprisingly popular, so anything with Bambi on or any classic Disney character. I guess so many love to tap into childhood nostalgia and I love that an accessory can bring back memories like that.

Do you have any advice for crafters wanting to take the next step and sell their creations?
Well like I said before, market stalls are a fantastic way to start, and so many stalls are as little as a few pounds and you will be surprised how much money can be made, and even if you don’t make much, you will learn so, so much. I do think cracking into the big wide web world is quite hard, but I would definitely advise anyone to join Etsy, Folksy or similar at first, so that you’re part of a community, so it’s kind of like one big market stall in a sense! I adore Etsy. I am so thankful to the community and I have met so many other gorgeous crafty ladies and that’s what it’s all about. Once you have built up a strong customer base it’s then good to look at places like Big Cartel, but this is just my personal opinion! Bear in mind some people will just shop on Etsy and so on. Most importantly though, be determined, be pro-active, network, have fun, be passionate, research your market thoroughly, have fun and never ever, ever give up! I truly believe this period in time is perfect to start a crafting business because interestingly there’s a massive crafting boom right now, despite the struggle for larger retailers in the economic climate. I guess that’s partly due to the fact people are really thinking about their spending, and crafting has the ‘specialness factor’ so it makes you stand out from the mainstream. And don’t be hard on yourself if you find it hard to sell much at first, simply take a back seat and evaluate what it is you adore about other stores, and make small changes. I find the best shops are the ones where I see an item and think, ‘ahh, that’s so, and so’s item!’. It’s really good to keep a scrapbook or simply note down how you want your shop to look from the start.

What are your hopes for the future of Beau xoxo?
Well Beauxoxo is my full time job now so I’m totally and utterly living the dream in that respect, I still can’t believe it! I don’t really plan a head much, I’m far too disorganised to do that, but I am currently working on my A/W12 range, doing summer markets, and generally making stock for the Clothes Show Live, which I am so excited for as it was incredible last year. But I guess it’s just about balancing things right now as you have to wear a lot of different hats from making to promotion to finance and so on! I’m so blessed to have an incredible family who are heavily involved. My Dad has always worked in accounts so he does all of that, my Mum has managerial experience so she just sorts me out in general as I’m utterly hopeless! My brother helps me pack and post my orders, and my grandmothers and Auntie help with the knitting throughout the year.

 I hope to have a baby range out late this year, an Alice in Wonderland and more themed collections, and one day I would absolutely love to have a crafting DIY book to encourage people to reuse, reinvent and reimagine things more, but otherwise, I’m just going to keep crafting, crafting, crafting!







Thanks to Georgie for that wonderful and insightful interview! I hope you have all enjoyed reading it. Pop over to Georgie's website to see more of her lovely items, and let me know what your favourites are in the comments below. I love her bow headbands, the pastel blue polka dot design in particular!


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New treasures: Megan Jane Jewellery

These are my latest little creations that are now listed on my jewellery website. They are quite vintage/retro inspired - I've had a lot of fun making them! Some of the pieces are one-offs, and others I will be making a few of, as I like to mix things up a bit. I still have lots of pieces to list including new birdcage necklace designs, so keep an eye out for those over the next couple of weeks.  

Rocking Horse Earrings

Hello Cupcake Necklace

Umbrella - ella - ella earrings

Tear drops in my eyes earrings


Hey Honey Bee Earrings

Mine's a tea necklace

I am keeping it short and sweet today, however I will be posting my Hello Handmade feature tomorrow, showcasing the work of the lovely Georgie of Beau xoxo, so pop back then if you want to hear all about her wonderful and whimsical hair accessories.

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I like to keep some things to myself...

Black top - Primark // Maxi Skirt - Next // Wedges - New Look // Sunglasses - New Look
WIWT // Chictopia
This is the outfit I wore yesterday to James's cousin's 1st birthday party. I did wear a cardigan though to keep my sun burnt shoulders and arms covered up. I know you can see that I'm burnt on the photos, but who cares - I thought I'd post them anyway! I really love this maxi skirt that my mum gave to me, it's the only one I have at the moment, but I do have a
gorgeous black maxi dress on it's way from Next, which again is thanks to my lovely mum for treating me.

I've spent the day making a few new jewellery pieces, some of which I will be listing on the website shortly, and will blog about tomorrow. They're quite vintage-y, quirky and cute, so I'm sure some of you will like them!

Oh and one more thing...
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to my followers - old and new. I am so excited that I now have 90 of you following on GFC and gaining more and more of you on other platforms like Blog Lovin' and Hello Cotton. It means a lot to have you read my little blog, as I really enjoy sharing my posts with you all.



xo


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Weekly Wishlist...

1. Hearts & Bows Cream Blazer - Ark Clothing 2. USA Aubry Vest - Ark Clothing 3. Embellished Shoulder Bag - OASAP 4. Leopard Print Maxi Skirt - Select 5.  Lips in Idol - Topshop
So here's my wish list of the week! I absolutely love the bag from OASAP, I'm also in love with their petal edged shoulder 
bag in Watermelon red. I also really like the cream blazer from Ark. I definitely need to buy one as sometimes it's too hot to wear a jacket, but too cold for a cardigan, so you need something 'in between' like a fashionable fitted blazer!

Sorry there's been a lack of post, I've been chilling out and enjoying the sun! A little bit too much to be honest - I got so burnt yesterday after falling asleep in my parent's garden. Wear sun cream kids! Today I went to James's beautiful cousin Anna's 1st birthday party. She looked so sweet, and her mum and dad had decorated the garden so perfectly, with white heart
cut-out bunting, a tower of cupcakes, and hanging candles.

I am spending tomorrow making lots of new vintage-style jewellery pieces, so keep checking my jewellery store, as they will be listed soon.

Hope you've all had a fabulous weekend!

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Tea Room Treats




Today I went for lunch at the lovely White Rabbit Tea house in Nottingham! It is such a beautiful little place, decorated with floral wallpaper, cute table clothes and vintage crockery. I can't believe I've lived in Nottingham all of my life but hadn't even heard of this place before spotting Olivia's post on it, when she was visiting the city. I went with my friend Laura, who loves tea just as much as I do. It was our last lunch together in a while as she's moving back to her home village now that we've finished university. I am going to miss her lots, but we've promised to keep in touch and will no doubt be re-visiting the tea room again in the future. We treated ourselves to Egg Mayonaise sandwiches which were cut into triangles (my favourite), scrumptious chocolate malteaser cake, and two pots of traditional tea. It was so yummy, I definitely recommend you going there if you find yourself in Nottingham. They also do a traditional afternoon tea, which I think I'll be having when I visit again soon with my mum!

Hope you're all enjoying the sunshine!

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OOTD - Polka Dotty

Polka Dot Top - Ark Clothing // High waisted Denim Skirt - New Look // Glitter pumps - New Look

My lovely silky black bow clip - giveaway prize from She Dressed in Black Blog


Quite a casual, but kind of retro-inspired outfit today! I absolutely love this polka dot top, it's one of my favourites. It's perfect for summer because it's so thin, lightweight and a lovely bold colour. I've not really done a lot today, to be honest I didn't really know what to do with myself now I haven't got to revise any more. I managed to get a little copywriting work done, and then made a couple of summer-inspired necklaces and a pair of rocking horse earrings, which are now listed on the Megan Jane Jewellery store, so check them out and let me know what you think! I should be making some more vintage-inspired pieces soon, as I have some lovely pendants and charms on their way. I'm also looking to promote the store more so will be working hard on it now I've got the time. If you have any ideas for the store feel free to get in touch.

Hope everyone is having a lovely evening - I'm really enjoying this heat!

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Treats from She Dressed In Black

I was quite the stress-head at the weekend, worrying excessively about my final University exams (one of which I took today) so when Mr Postman rang the door bell and handed me this beautiful parcel, I was much more cheery!




These are the lovely prizes I won after entering She Dressed in Black's anniversary giveaway! I adore the fact that the girls filled the gift box full of unique little items like their favourite tea flavour and also one of their 'Hey Jude' prints, which can be purchased here. I have been telling myself I need to read more, so after my last exam tomorrow I'm going to make a start on reading 'Emma,' as I've wanted to read it for a while after enjoying Pride and Prejudice and studying Persuasion. The silky bows are the cutest, I've already attached the white one to the black plain dress I'm wearing today, to style it up a bit! The cute floral stationary set will also come in use as I'm always getting through no end of notebooks. I think this is going to be a special one for jewellery related scribbles!

A big thank you to Lauren & Rhi for such a lovely, thoughtful prize. I am an avid reader of 'She Dressed in Black' and suggest you go and take a peek, to see all the lovely photographs, wish lists and wonderful posts on offer!

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Lusting After LYDC...



All images c/o Branded Lab

If you don’t know already, I have a bit of a thing for handbags, so when I was recently introduced to LYDC, you can imagine my excitement! Their Spring/Summer ’12 collection is right up my street, from school-girl chic satchels, to oversized animal print handbags. LYDC is a fashion-forward brand. They are constantly developing new ranges to ensure that they’re satisfying their customers’ needs, whether they’re looking for the ideal every-day handbag, or a cute, compact, clutch - perfect for a cocktail party.

LYDC’s latest range has a key focus on ladies laptop and business bags, and also features designs inspired by travel, and girls’ nights out. The brand are also soon to be launching gift and lifestyle ranges!

I love how ‘British’ these bags look, particularly the satchel shown in the last image above. LYDC was established in Covent Garden, and I certainly think they channel the London-girl look perfectly, in their top quality, unique designs.

What's your favourite type of bag? Do you prefer over sized handbags and satchels, or something a little more discreet and dainty?

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Weekly Wish List

Blue Scalloped Blazer - River Island // Ritzy Crystal Skull Ring - Miinto // Flower Pointed Courts - Topshop
Black Peplum Top - Lavish Alice // Mint Floral Skirt - Lavish Alice // Lilac and white collar top - Lavish Alice
Oh there's so many lovely things I want to buy - especially from Lavish Alice! I love the Skull ring from Miinto too, I'm still trying to decide whether to spend my voucher on it, or put it towards the gorgeous Sugar Hill Boutique dress that I featured in a previous post. Decisions, decisions!

I've spent the day copywriting and doing revision. I feel like I'm never going to cram everything into my brain before Monday! I'm definitely going to have to pamper myself after my exams next week, and maybe treat myself to one of the lovely items above.

What's on your wish list?

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Hello Handmade Featuring Crown and Glory


Here's the second of my Hello Handmade features! I got a great response from the first post, thank you to those of you who commented and tweeted. Today's post features the lovely and very talented Sophie, of Crown and Glory, who makes beautiful and unique hair accessories.

Sophie wearing one of her lovely butterfly hair clips
1. For those who haven’t come across Crown and Glory before, could you first please tell us a little bit about how and why you started your business?


Crown and Glory began as a hobby in 2010 during my final year at university (studying Photographic Art). Ever since I was old enough to choose my own outfits, I loved to wear things in my hair, but felt what the high street offered always seemed an afterthought, and poorly constructed, so I was always on the hunt for something more original. My meagre final year budget, on the most expensive course out there, caused me to begin constructing my own pieces to jazz up old dresses etc for events. The first ever Crown and Glory hairband was a pair of handpainted, feather butterflies in cream and gold. 

Cotton Candy Bobby Pin Set

After more dabbling with materials and designs, a friend encouraged me to try selling some of my pieces online and the rest, they say, is history. I set up a little online store, uploaded designs as and when I did them to Facebook and the blog for feedback, and was overwhelmed as the orders and requests started flooding in. A little over a year of playing with ideas and teaching myself things like pricing, HTML, order management systems and accounts, I was lucky enough to take the plunge and quit my (super boring) marketing job in order to concentrate more on what had become more than a hobby, a definite passion.






2. How would you describe your designs and what inspires you?

Golden Feather Alice Band




Crown and Glory designs are predominantly trend led, but seek to offer a higher quality than the highstreet counterparts. We produce in low product runs to ensure exclusivity and quality are key. We also try to offer the designs on as many attachments as possible - as an owner of a particularly large cranium, and a glasses wearer, there has been so many times I've thought 'I wish I could have that on a clip and not a headband!' so that plays a part as well. As for inspiration, it comes from everywhere - and all of the items in the collection have to be something I'd wear myself.




3. Do you have a favourite design that you've made?


Pink Country Garden Fascinator // Cornflower Darling Buds of May Alice Band // Cream Country Garden Fascinator
I'm a little bit in love with the Country Garden fascinators at the moment - just wish I had a wedding or suchlike to wear
them to! The Darling Buds of May Alice Bands are great as well, nice and wearable, I love the Cornflower colour that was featured in Company magazine this month.


4. What advice would you give other crafters and artists out there, who want to start selling their work?


Dusky Rose Bobby Pin Set
Social media is an invaluable tool when you're just starting out, encourage conversations around your designs and tracking the number of likes/retweets is sometimes more useful than website analytics for judging an item's popularity. If you want to pursue your craft as a career, then think really carefully about your pricing from the off. It's not enough to just cover your materials and labour for the pieces you're making, like I did when I first started out as a hobby - there's all the added extras that need to be paid for, too. Look around to competitors if you're not sure where to start with pricing, but don't be tempted to undercut people - it'll piss off your peers no end, and cheapens the industry as well. Like how someone else is doing something? Go ahead and ask them how! We're a friendly bunch and the internet is a great way to build a network of like minded, entrepreneurial friends.


Iron and Wine floral crown
5. What are your hopes for Crown and Glory in the future?

While I'm lucky enough to call Crown and Glory my full time income, I would love to be able to expand the brand to employ others as well. Production assistants at first, growing to a real studio feel, akin to Tatty Devine - where everything, from production to PR, is done in house and there's a team behind the scenes and front of house. With our list of stockists turning international (our latest is a designer boutique in Dubai!) and current monthly growth, my dreams are looking ever closer to reality which is just so exciting.







A big thank you to Sophie for such a great interview! I am absolutely in awe of her beautiful floral designs. I particularly like the Cotton Candy Bobby Pin Set and the Over the Picket Fence floral crown - what are your favourite designs? Have you bought from Crown and Glory before?


Make sure you visit the Crown and Glory websites to see all of Sophie's stunning designs, perfect for the Summer season!


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Next support Team GB

I'm going to keep this short and sweet as I am currently in the middle of writing my last ever essay (excluding the exams) for University! Let me hear a whoop whoop!

A couple of months ago (yes this post is long over due) the lovely team behind the Next Blogger Network sent me one of their awesome Paralympic supporters scarves! It was packaged up so beautifully in a box tied up with ribbon, and came with a gorgeous printed book featuring images from their Olympic inspired collections. 

Paralympic Supporters Scarf c/o Next



I think the scarf is a lovely keep-sake for such a special event, and although I'm not a sporty spice myself, I do enjoy watching the events and supporting GB! You can wear the scarf a number of ways, including tied round your neck in a bow, or in your hair. The small Paralympic scarf (as shown in the image above) a long with the Official Team GB scarves are just £5.00, with all of the profits going to the British Olympic Association. Once you've bought your scarf you can style it up
and submit a picture of yourself to the Next gallery, for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

Click here to purchase your supporters scarf!

Will you be watching the Olympics and supporting team GB? What's your favourite sporting event?

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Maxis from Miinto

1. Multi coloured dress - Sugarhill Boutique @ Miinto 2. Navy stripe maxi dress - Komodo @ Miinto 3. Maxi dress - Bobi @ Miinto 4. Cherry bomb maxi dress - Sugarhill Boutique @ Miinto.


Miinto is as online store that works in partnership with some of the lovely independent boutiques in the UK. As well as bringing you an eclectic selection of the latest fashion trends, Miinto makes online shopping easy, allowing you to purchase from a number of boutiques all in one go, using their simple website. If you’re into your labels, it’s definitely worth a 
browse!

I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite maxi dresses featured on the site, as it’s getting closer and closer to summer. I especially love the Sugarhill Boutique rainbow maxi dress, and was so pleased to find it on Miinto, after being disappointed that it had completely sold out on the actual brand’s website. I also adore the stripey maxi dress, however feel I’m a little too ‘hip-py’ for this, and think it would suit someone with a more ‘boyish’ figure.

Miinto have kindly offered me a voucher for sharing this post with you, which I will be using to put towards an item from their website. I haven't quite decided what the item will be yet - (maybe the rainbow maxi!?) - but will be sure to feature
it in a separate outfit post in the near future.

Have you checked out the Miinto website? Which Maxi dress is your favourite?


xo


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Raindrops on Roses

Firstly let me apologise for the state of my 'garden' - I'm not sure if you can quite call it in a garden, there isn't any grass, just slabs, soil, and weeds. James hasn't had chance to make it look nice since we moved in, and I'm too scared of worms, to plant anything pretty! Anyway, on to my outfit! I'd forgotten I had this lovely top from Republic, until I did a wardrobe clear out of my wardrobe. I'm so pleased I found it, as the rose print is so pretty, a long with the frilled detail. I decided to wear it over this black tube skirt, which is actually a dress that I've just folded over. The heels were from Topshop, I bought them with a birthday voucher for my 18 birthday (which was over three years ago) - I  love the look of them, but unfortunately they're not the comfiest pair in the world.

Rose Print Top - Republic //  Heels - Topshop
WIWT

I hope everyone likes the first 'Hello Handmade' feature I posted yesterday. I didn't realise that some of you were having difficulty posting comments since changing my layout, however I think it's all fixed now - sorry about that!

I'm going to be writing essays and revising over the next week or so - I can't believe my exams are on the 22nd and 23rd and then I've finished for good! I will still fit in my blog posts, and have a few post ideas in line.

If you're revising like me for your final exams, I hope it's going well. Don't get too stressed, and remember take regular breaks to read all of your favourite blogs - it makes it a little bit better!

xo

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Hello Handmade featuring Olivia Streatfeild-James

For the first in my series of Hello Handmade features we have the lovely Olivia Streatfeild-James who designs and makes gorgeous, animal-inspired lino prints, which she transfers onto bags, cushions and t-shirts. Read the interview below, to find out more...

Hare T-Shirt


1. First of all could you tell us a little background information about how you started your business and the products you sell?

It all started in the final year of my degree. For my degree show I began a project called 'Home from Home' which came from my feelings of missing home (Scotland) while I was at University in Loughborough. The things I missed the most where the landscape, hills, mountains and wildlife and exploring on horseback. My degree was in screen printing, but I also had experience in relief printing. This is when my designs really took off. Using my lino prints to put onto screen and transfer them onto fabric led me to develop my ideas for cushions etc. After graduating in July 2011 I decided to set up my own business as I'd had so much positive feedback both at my degree show and at New Designers. I'm now selling through my online store and at craft fairs and markets in Scotland. My products are all hand screen printed, something I love to do. The cushions are all handmade and I am currently trying to source all my fabrics from local mills so that I can be as eco friendly as possible. I am already buying my linen from a wonderful fabric mill just down the road. 

2. How would you describe your designs and what inspires you?

My designs are all inspired by Scottish wildlife, (native breeds and former native breeds such as the wolf) and the landscape and architecture around my home in rural Perthshire. My lino prints are quite stark and monochrome but I still feel that they have characters and seem almost alive and fluffy! 

3. Do you have a favourite print design that you’ve made?

It's so hard to choose! I love the hares, they are so beautiful. The rabbit is my favourite for being cute and fluffy as well as the Fluffy Chaffinch, he's been a favourite with everyone from the start as he has so much character! The wolf is my newest design and I really like him as he is quite different to the others, less cute and fluffy and more austere and serious.

Cotton Curious Chaffinch Cushion Cover
4. What advice would you give other crafters and artists out there, who want to start selling their work?

I think you have to have confidence in yourself and what you do/make. Go to craft fairs as it's one of the best ways to network and actually meeting customers is great. I've also found that networking online is so useful, Twitter is a brilliant tool as well as Facebook, blogs etc, regular updates keep people interested as they love to see what you're up to!

5. What are your hopes for the brand in the future?

I'm hoping to keep the brand handmade and hand printed, I don't want to lose that quality. It would be great to be able to get to some of the big craft fairs out there and to be featured in a magazine or two. Saying that though I enjoy what I do, especially my lino printing, so I'm happy as long as I can carry on being an artist!

Rabbit Bag

Make sure you visit Olivia's store for more adorable animal print items!

Have you enjoyed the first Hello Handmade feature? I hope so!

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Postcard Love

A few years ago I was completely fascinated by the Post Secret blog, and would eagerly anticipate the new secrets published every Sunday. I used to have one of the books full of secrets, however I must have leant it to someone who didn't return it, which is a shame. Anyway, I was pottering around on Pinterest the other
 day and thought I'd gather a collection of some of my favourite post cards to share with you. I don't know who to credit them to, but here's a link to Post Secret and Pinterest.



                                                                           Source: Uploaded by user via Megan on Pinterest

                                                                                  Source: postsecret.com via Megan on Pinterest

                                                                       Source: Uploaded by user via Megan on Pinterest

                                                                              Source: weheartit.com via Megan on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: Uploaded by user via Megan on Pinterest


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xo

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DIXI


Images : DIXI

The new 'Sunrise' collection from fashion-forward brand DIXI launches today. I recently came across this wonderful brand, and soon fell in love with their eclectic mix of vintage and modern style jewellery, clothing and accessories. I particularly like the skull themed items, the 'live' metal ring and the spiked accessories, all of which are real statement pieces. I'd love to clash their jewellery with my girly style to mix it up a bit!

Be sure to visit the DIXI  website to see the new items for yourself.

xo
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Jewellery Update

Here are some of my latest little creations! I'm really loving lilac and purple shades at the moment, which I've reflected in my jewellery making. I used to sell the wooden birdcages a while ago - in blue and black - but thought I'd go with purple this time, adding a little bow cabochon to the pendant, and a few faux pearls alternating up each side of the chain. I have recently decided to sell wholesale to small boutiques, so if you are interested in stocking Megan Jane Jewellery, or know someone who might be, feel free to email me: meganjanejewellery@hotmail.co.uk This means that I will be making a number of each design, as opposed to one-offs, however I've decided to still make some one-off pieces which I will continue to sell on my website too. I will also be launching a new range of metal birdcage necklaces in the near future, retailing from £9.99.

Sweet Tweet Bird Necklaces - 5 crystal colours to choose from.

Lilac Ribbon Ring

Love Letter Bead Bracelet - Also taken 'name' bracelet customised orders.

Purple Wooden Birdcage Necklace


You may have noticed that I've changed my blog layout! I wanted to still keep it simple, but a little more chic, so decided to use this free template by the talented Jessica Sims. I have also added little social media buttons which you can find free on the internet - they're so cute. My 'about me' and 'contact me' pages have been updated, and I have also added a blog sale page - where I'm selling a few of the items that I've hardly worn, for a great price.

Hope you like the new layout and are having a lovely weekend!

xo




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