Day 26 #MySBSWin Hippie wins

Archive, Arthritis, Challenges, Randoms, Miscellaneous, Health, Hips, Hypermobility, Hip replacement, SURGERY

*shameless plug for my own stuff here* please feel free to ignore if you rather.

On my journey through my own hips saga, I have lost many many things, my mobility obviously, but a lot of hopes and dreams along the way, time too, I’ve definitely lost that, all of my 30’s in fact.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, I found a wealth of friends online, chronic pain friends that helped me feel less alone, I discovered crafting, as now it was all I could do! Ways to spend my time without moving, that challenged my mind, and made me feel productive. From this #MysticMoon was born.

I have used my jewellery designing to incorporate my hip and disabilities in a fun and funky way. My shop is currently in holiday mode, while I’m recovering but I hope to open again asap. You can find me here

I started jewellery selling back when I had my first BIG hip surgery back in 2009. I’d just had a triple pelvic osteotomy (pelvis broken and plated back together in new alignment) and femur broken and lengthened 2 inches and screwed together. I was housebound, and bored, lonely and my career was over!!

I also sell various charity awareness bracelets, covering #invisibleillnesses such as #Lupus #Fibro #Arthritis #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Endo #SpinaBifida and many many more. It’s what got me noticed by #TheoPaphitis a former Dragons Den Dragon.

He chooses 6 businesses to retweet and become his Sunday Small Business Winners, as a winner you are mentored, supported not only by the dragon himself but all the other winners as well. And each year we all get together at an #SbsEvent Theo Paphitis puts on for us. Here we are given opportunities to speak to other famous CEOs, business owners, as well as connecting to buyers, investors and more. Next event is the 12th Feb so I really hope I can go.

Here above is my own personal affirmation hippie charm, it shows I had RTHR and it says Strength.

But I have lots of ways to do them, Bilateral screws, Bilateral replacements, no screws or replacements as we are all hippies!! Using purple for invisible illnesses, blue with it for hip dysplasia, and some with charity ribbons, or spoons. It’s faux suede so vegan friendly, or a bangle if you prefer.

I also have designed a Tragically Hip t-shirt via bonfire. They make the t-shirts after the campaign has finished (usually 2 weeks later) and ship them direct to you. I get a small commission of each sold.

I always wear mine to physio, and hospital appointments.

They do different styles of t-shirts and hoodies too, various colours and have a good range of sizing too. Delivery takes a couple of weeks for UK though. buy here

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#Blogmas 2018 Top 10 favourite jewellery makers

Archive, blogmas 2018, Challenges, Randoms, Miscellaneous

As a jewellery lover, I adore all different pieces, from trendy to one off bespoke pieces. And here I share my favourite jewellers.

As ever I’m not sponsored, or affiliated in any way. These are just my hero’s in jewellery, who I look up too.

Need I say more, it’s cute, it’s so perfect and I’m sure everyone will love it. You can buy here

A statement piece with semi precious gemstone, sturdy silver setting. It’s my favourite piece of 2018. It’s just amazing. You can buy one here

A personal fave, I bought one like this for my daughter’s wedding, it’s highly personal, and it is treasured forever. But one like it here

How could anyone not love these, it’s just so perfect for Christmas! And you can get yours here

Not jewellery persay, but she does do jewellery too, she’s incredibly talented. And you too can own a piece here

My friend and champion icey, he always makes the best and cutest animals, you can own one here

Beautiful and unusual designs you can’t go wrong shopping here. Exquisite pieces available here

Affirmation or inspiring quotes, make it personal with these bracelets. And you can buy here

Bespoke pieces like works of art, you can find her here you won’t be disappointed.

I confess these are my absolute favourite Christmas earrings, so cute and sparkly. Who could refuse these? Buy a pair here

Bonus one added, as I’m a lover of Rogue and Wolf. One day I will own this Hecate piece.

You can buy one here

#Blogmas 2018 Alternative Christmas my top 10

Archive, blogmas 2018, Challenges, Randoms, Miscellaneous, Witch, Pagan, Druid, Faery, Spiritual

If like me, you’re a touch quirky, like the odd, and weird. Then you too can do Christmas with your own stamp on it.

I love these, a bit of a different Christmas bauble, and at £9.99 they are an excellent price. But here

A different type of Christmas jumper for the man in your life? Available here

One for the ladies, I personally LOVE this one, and would wear it all winter not just Christmas. Available here

Why not adorn your lovely Christmas tree with a zombie? He’s so cute and available here

No Christmas is Christmas without krampus!! And this tee shows you know the real spirit of the season. Get yours here

Or settle for a krampus decoration. The best way to acknowledge the dude this holiday. And available here

Why not completely change how you do your tree, and opt for an eco friendly one this year, buy here

Have a different set of candles as your table centre piece this Christmas. A fabulous trio set here

For Yule as it is originally known, it is traditional to pay honour to the green man, the woodland spirits, this is why you have a tree at Christmas. So add some traditional Yule decorations from here

Last but not least, every witch needs a besom (broomstick) that shows the theme of the sabbat. Yule or as you know it Christmas. Available here