Saturday, 20 August 2011

Happy Saturday

Can't believe it's been almost a week since my last blog, I have had quite a manic week.  I've designed some new jewellery pieces and sent them off to be laser cut, one of which will be a design inspired by my Dad, I'm going to name it after him and donate £2 from every necklace and brooch sold to Parkinsons Disease Society, so keep your eyes peeled for that!  I have also made the big decision to leave my Psychology degree to to a Jewellery and Applied Arts degree, I do love Psychology but just feel that I know so many people that do a degree and then end up with a mundane job that they could have done without it, so I want to concentrate on something that can go alongside my current jewellery business.  Soooooo I had to attend an interview this week and luckily got onto the course :) wooop

I have also spent a lot of time making jewellery, looking after my Dad, shouting at my puppy for eating her way through a gym bag and eating a ridiculous amount of chinese.  Which leads onto why I have just signed up for a Graze snack box....  I'm one of those girls who have accepted my body will never be stick thin, as long as I am a healthy weight and can manage the gym 2-3 times a week without suffering a heart attack I'm happy, however I am used to eating relatively healthy and all this takeout recently I'm feeling a bit bloated, so when my friend sent me a link to a free snack box code they saw on their friends blog I thought why the hell not.  I'm not taking it as an insult they sent me the link, I'm known for liking unusual snacks such as wasabi peas and olives whilst the majority of girls eat chocolate so it seemed apt for me to be the one to test.  I've just signed up for a free box so will let you know what I think, if you want to try it go here and pop this code in 5GT3ZKF
Anyway I've got a busy night planned before a Jewellery filled Sunday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Some things I would buy if Christian Mizon hadn't stolen my purse

So in all my excitement of designing my new site today I forgot to take my purse home with me, probably for the best as I am in the need for some serious retail therapy.  Here are some things that would have had my credit card twitching...

Tissue Holder - I'm expecting plenty of colds this winter and thing this would make the Rudolf nose more worthwhile
I'm a big fan of tights, even in summer you will find me with footless tights or super long skirts. And these adorable bow tights from Accessorize would be perfect with my ever increasing black/grey/red themed wardrobe

Finally this is one reason I'm glad I don't have my purse... Jimmy Choo Hunter Biker Wellingtons.  Would be perfect for Autumn/Winter but at £255 think I may have to source a cheaper pair or sell my puppy :)

And it begins....

Having run Jelly Button Jewellery for just over a year now I have decided the time has come to write a blog.  It won't always be jewellery related, and may sometimes end up becoming a rambling about my daily life, so I will apologise in advance. 

It seems appropriate in my first blog to maybe say a little about me... well I am on the borderline of becoming mid twenties which is filling me with complete fear, I own an adorable if not slightly psychotic puppy named Dodge, I am currently doing a Psychology degree at University (this is likely to change to a jewellery and applied arts degree in September though) and my life at the moment revolves around running Jelly Button Jewellery.  Whilst I am crafting away in my jewellery workshop I either watch all the car-crash shows on ITV2 like Jeremy Kyle, Judge Judy or Real Housewives of the OC or CSI.  I am unfortunately quite predictable in my viewing habits.  The rest of my life probably involves friends, alcohol, family and my beloved sleep.

Now that the formalities of getting to know me are over and done with I can go onto the ramblings of my weekend.  I have spent a fair amount of time working on a new site with web designer Christian Mizon, with a bit of guidance from me (ok a lot of guidance) we have got the basics done and am really looking forward to the finished product.  I then ate my body weight in Chinese food at my parents house after my mum decided to take a break from the usual Sunday roast, only to return to find Dodge had broken into the cat food box and helped herself to three whole sachets (no supper for greedy guts now)

I will probably spend the rest of the evening sorting out new orders, watching CSI, and finishing off with a bath and a Lush bubble bar. 

Enjoy the rest of lazy day Sunday xx

She may look sweet and innocent but she has every intention of eating the camera.