Rebranding – Sort of

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This post is slightly late – but you know how I roll ๐Ÿ˜€

A couple of months ago, I made the decision to merge my facebook business pages. There were four of them in all – one for crochet jewellery, one for handstamped jewellery, another for art and the last for metal stamping shape supplies. It was a struggle trying to market and keep updated four different pages and corresponding stores.

To cut a long story short, there are only two pages now (3 technically, because facebook ‘forgot’ to merge the art page into the jewellery pages). One page caters for the supply business and its etsy shop, and one for the jewellery and art, and their corresponding shops. Life is so much better but lots of room for improvement still ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhoo – does any one still say that? – Vijoux has become the umbrella name for all of the businesses and the jewellery now trades as Perlite Noir, which means black pearl. The name was inspired by the black volcanic sand beaches, in the little town where I grew up, and their pearly reflection in the moonlight.

The new page can be found here, with a link to the etsy shop. The website is still under contruction, as I keep changing my mind about its layout but I am determined that it will launch in the new year – new beginnings and all that…

I hope to see you on the page, and when you visit, it’ll be great to read from you, so drop a line on the wall.

See you soon ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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Busy Bee…

It’s a crazy year with all my plans being up ended by work and life but if I’m honest, I am absolutely loving it.

Things have been better than I imagined they would be and it’s great to finally feel like I may be getting somewhere.

Over the last few months, I have cracked soldering, enamelling and many other skills I so desperately wanted to add to my repertoire. Stone setting is my next goal but until then, here are a few pics of what I have been working on, now available in the Etsy storehttp://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lushnmine

Next time, I’ll share a pic of the stacking charm bangles currently sat half finished on my desk. Until then,

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New Year, New Projects.

Hi everybody.

It’s great to be back on here. It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve had a chance to.

Quite a bit has gone on behind the scenes. Unfortunately,  the girl who helped me with social media left suddenly and that put paid to a lot of plans. Particularly sad about the Vijoux Newsletter but that will be fixed soon.

Anyhoo, got some exciting new projects on the go. My new endeavour, supplying  custom shapes to other makers via Tags & Blanks, has taken off and is keeping me super busy.

I also got back into painting and have already managed to complete two commisions this year. I’ll share them in another post but you can take a peek at my work at MANYI TAKOR.

And finally, what I’m most excited about. A new collection of stamp engraved jewellery via my new facebook page Lush ‘n Mine. Hundreds of shapes which can be personalised with text and images. Fabulousity indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I’d love it if you stopped by to chat and check them out, like the page and tell your friends.

Just got pinged for another order. Apparently,  I’m not the only one who works best at night.

Got to go but I’ll see you again in about 5 mins.

๐Ÿ™‚ xx