Snowflake Appeal

A little while ago – okay, maybe a long while – I wrote a blog post about my journey into jewellery making and my dreams for the future, one of which was my fervent wish and hope to positively impact the lives of children.

A few hours after posting my new snowflake pendant on the facebook page, I came across a post on the Make Jewellery page about the #snowflakeappeal.

Backed by homemade goddess, Kirstly Allsop, the snowflake appeal is an initiative by Home Start, an organisation of local collectives working to improve the lives of children and their families within their communities.

It seems the perfect opportunity to kick start my endeavours. After all, charity does begin at home, and with 92% of the funds raised going directly to what they do, it’s a no-brainer for me.

To do my bit of fundraising, I have designed this gorgeous, limited edition snowflake pendant with a blue zircon crystal set in its centre.


20% of all proceeds from their sale will be donated to the snowflake appeal. The snowflake pendant is now available from the etsy shop, and links will be posted on all of our social media accounts.

With all the will in the world, I cannot do this on my own, and this is where you lovely people come in.
I mean, wouldn’t it be great that as well as receiving a beautifully handcrafted piece, you would have made a contribution towards improving the lives of thousands of children? I think so!

It would also be absolutely fantastic and very much appreciated, if you would help spread the word by liking and sharing this message on your social media accounts. Don’t forget to tell your family and friends too.

To read more about Home Start, the Snowflake Appeal, how to donate, fundraise and others ways of getting involved, please click here


Facebook Christmas mega sale night

It’s the week before Christmas and if you’re anything like me, you’ve left the bulk of your shopping until the very last minute.

If that’s the case, then join me on the facebook page ViJouXfrom 8pm until 11pm tomorrow Monday 16th, for a chat and some last-minute shopping. Everything will be priced £15 and under with flat rate postage of £3.

Some of the funds raised – 50% of the profit – will be donated to St Mary’s Hospital Charity as a thank you for their fantastic work and in a bid to do my bit to keep them running all of their services.

A little under two years ago, I was a patient at St Mary’s when I went into pre-term labour. My son did not survive but the treatment and care I received made the situation a lot easier to bear. It wasn’t my first time at St Mary’s either. I had been countless times during the preceding five years – my first son was born there after a difficult pregnancy and I also received treatment during and after a second pregnancy that ended in a miscarriage and an ectopic. So as you can imagine, they have seen quite a bit of me,
and the fantastic work by the midwives on the wards and in the EGU have stayed with me.

It would be great to give something back that helps them to continue to help others like me, so I hope you join me tomorrow evening.

See you there xx