#Blogmas 2018 Top 10 favourite jewellery makers

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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

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#MarchMeetTheMaker Instagram Challenge the end already!!

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How I managed it, I’ll never know if I’m honest. I’m never organized and planned, but somehow I puddled through these 31days and completed it.

So first up was Day 22 ~ To do list. Organized. Well I do neither of these things, I’ve learnt over the years, some days I can be productive, others not a chance. So to do lists used to frustrate me and also remind me how disability rules my life. A stark reminder of things I could do, and no longer can. So I wing it.

Day 23 ~ Hands at Work, I’m really struggling with one hand at the moment, we think it’s Arthritis at the base of the thumb, or it could be ehlers danlos syndrome causing issues. So it’s often splinted or braced.

Day 24 ~ Achievement, my biggest one award wise is obviously my #SBS award that #TheoPaphitis created. But my own personal achievement is uniting spoonies around the world with my jewellery. And the greatest achievement is Family!!

Day 25 ~ Being a Maker means, I can wear jewellery that expresses my personality, it’s unique and often a one off piece. A do bespoke pieces and each one as unique as my customer, and always made with love.

Day 26 ~ Books, Podcasts etc…. I read all sorts but lately I’ve been diving back into my Tarot, Reiki and Witchcraft ones

Day 27 ~ Recommend a Maker, first off I recommend Oh Gosh Silver a silver smith that is incredible.

Then I recommend @masquerade_mad on Instagram, she made my queen of hearts headband for my 40th birthday!!

Day 28 ~ Organized, as I’ve said above I’m never Organized. To reduce bending and mobilising I have jewellery making stuff all over the place, rather than one spot. Messy as hell I am.

Day 29 ~ Community is my crafty friends, my spoonie customers, we all support and guide each other.

Day 30 ~ Top Tip, is be kind, to everyone. You never know their story, their demons, their struggles, and stay as positive as possible.

Last Day, Day 31 ~ Creative Friends. I recommend @ripbambi @percycutetees @masatolondon @terrifoss @icedraimbow @strangeling @cardsandcandlesforalloccassions all on Instagram, I personally own pieces from all of them, I speak to them and count them as artists close to my heart.

So there you have it, I’m cluttered, disorganized and I struggle a lot. But each piece I create is with love, care and with the customer in my heart.

Instagram Challenge #MarchMeetTheMaker week 3

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Somehow I’m still going and not missed any days. Not sure how, but I am.

So let’s get started with Day 15 ~ Boomerang. But I can’t do videos on here, but here is the still photo of said video.

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Day 16 ~ Support, I posted a photo of my number one fan. My hubby, bless him, without him MysticMoon would not exist.

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Day 17 ~ Feedback and Customers. And I’m extremely grateful for mine. I hate blowing my own trumpet, feels weird.

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Day 18 ~ Inspiration and mine is this wonderful quote

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Day 19 ~ Can’t live without. Easy peasy it’s Family for me

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Day 20 ~ Tools of the Trade. My ever faithful beadsdirect tools, which I’ve had forever.

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Day 21 ~ Day in the life of me. Well honestly it’s less about jewellery lately and more about recovery. Learning to walk unaided. Physio rules my life, I’m either doing it, or recovering from it.

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So there’s another week completed, not long left of the challenge. I wish I had more jewellery to share, but honestly at this point my health comes first. Catch you again soon xx

#MarchMeetTheMaker Instagram Challenge Week 2

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Not sure how I’m still going into week 2 but I managed it, even though I’ve been out and about I’ve stayed on track!! Go me.

Day 8 ~ Flatlay

Day 9 ~ How it’s made

All bits put together to create this

Day 10 ~ Relaxing I spent my relaxing camping with hubby and drinking whiskey

Day 11 ~ Branding

Day 12 ~ Post and Packaging

Day 13 ~ Work Clothes. Literally anything comfy especially if I can do physio in them too.

Day 14 ~ Dreams and Plans well nothing grand from me, I just want to be productive, happy, find new friends, support others and spread happiness.

So there you have another week of Instagram from me. Come follow at https://instagram.com/sirenmoonbee

First week of #marchmeetthemaker2018

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Yes I’m back at it again, using @joannehawker guide to allow customers,followers etc to see the person behind the makes on their shops.

Now I’m never going to suddenly be a selfie queen, so this challenge actually helps me show myself, without some deranged mad woman’s selfie looking back at you.

Each day has a theme to base your Instagram photo on, some are easy, some hard, and maybe some impossible?!

Day 1 – You, here is me at the last #sbsevent2018

Day 2 – Where, my local town is half olde worlde and modern.

Day 3 – How you started, I started following this surgery, I had a #TriplePelvicOsteotomy and FemoralOsteotomy done at the same time, and was rendered immobile and housebound.

Day 4 – Favourite make, mine is the Gothic style jewellery I did, that also got featured in Shine On Jewellery magazine.

Day 5 – Photography, I honestly have nothing fancy. Occasionally I use a white box, nice surroundings, my child as a model. But always always use my phone as my camera.

Day 6 – Workspace, I don’t have an area just to work on, I’m often doing it on my lap while watching TV. I love that I can do it anywhere. My biggest workspace is really my brain, it all starts here.

Day 7 – Routine, I simply honestly have none. I can’t always make and create as my own body works against me sometimes. So I can only do it, when I can physically and mentally. And everything I do works around pain and limitations.

ICC Birmingham #SBS Theo Paphitis, getting ready!!

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It’s that time again… The annual event of #SBS Small Business Sunday at #ICCBirmingham. A time for us all to be inspired, encouraged, and supported by the Shopkeeper himself #TheoPaphitis

How I got into this prestigious club?  I tweeted my business to Theo on a Sunday night and he goes through them all and choses 6 winners each week. Boom I’m a winner. I won 1st April 2012. And it’s been awesome, admittedly I have had health setbacks along the way that hinder moving forwards, but I’m grateful to have this opportunity to see him, and hear the speakers, see buyers, manufacturers, understanding business more. Knowing that this value wealth of knowledge and understanding will pay dividends in the future.

I wish we got new photos with the man himself each year, but alas its only at your first year you get one! Here’s mine 2012

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Here it is again on Friday 23rd Feb and I can’t wait. It’s well catered for disabilities which is always good to know, the food available is catered to all needs, and usually it’s just great fun to see so many winners, the speakers and to hear others successes.

Trying to decide on clothes and of course jewellery to wear now… I’ll probably wear my eye catching Gemstone Chakra Tree of Life necklace and a collection of my Peace bracelets, as both are bright bold and me!

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Until then, it’s a mad dash to ensure hip behaves itself until the day, organising clothes, make up and hair. It will be lovely to not be in clothes that I do daily physio in, and to just have a break from physio too. Back after the event to tell you more.

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