Wednesday, 4 May 2011

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To be in with a chance of winning your very own Small Leaf Shape Box worth £15.50 please post a picture of a box you have from me already, if you don't have a box, please send me a picture of your favorite thing you would keep in a dressed to impress box should you win, own one, on my fan page wall.


Here are some past fan pictures to get you started, My favorite will win t he Small leaf box, Simple as that.

GOOD LUCK
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On Winning A Free Small Box. You Were Selected At Random When I Reached 2000 Fans. Your Box Is Pictured Bellow.

A HUGE Thank You To All My Fans & Everyone That Helped. More Competitions Coming Soon

Juliette xx

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In Other News You Can Now Buy My Boxes Direct From My Folksy Store


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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Trixie Mayhem

Our Mid Week Featured Company Is The Wonderfully Creative Trixie Mayhem

Trixie mayhem maybe new but by no means any less fabulous. Created by the sweetest lady Fi Norbury. A home based business in the Nottinghamshire area (Kikrby in Ashfield) - All items are on display at MJ's Computers in Kirkby where she has a stand.
Specializing in alternative & vintage inspired Jewellery, Hair accessories, Bags and more - Their product range is constantly expanding with new items in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles.


What & Who Inspires You?

Im majorly inspired by the 1940's & 50's, Everything was so much more stylish and we all took more care of our appearance. I love the rockabilly style, And i love fantasy and mythological things like fairys, dragons, mermaids. My first love was all things gothic, so thats where my heart is. I try to use & all these factors when thinking up new designs or new items.
Inspiration for starting Trixie Mayhem came from visiting my first vintage fair mid part through last year. I was so taken back by the magical atmosphere that is stepping back in time, all the pretty handmade jewellery, the people all dressed in vintage styles. It made me think 'why cant i do this too'. So i started making hair bows, and the rest progressed from there.


Whats Next For Trixie Mayhem?

My next step is attending local fairs and get Trixie Mayhem out there on line & where I live. I aim to set up a website, where people can purchase products and see whats going on in Trixie Mayhem land. Im hoping to keep developing the product range, and eventually look to be adding hand made clothing items in vintage prints and styles. Also hoping to keep expanding my fan base on facebook, social networking is powerful tool and its a great way to advertise your work.


I love Trixie Mayhem's Vintage Gothic twist, her cameo work is simply stunning and I really can't wait to see whats coming next. Her taste is great and with her work ethic I believe she will go far. I love what Fi uses for inspiration and her jewellery is right on trend right now, with great prices too everyone can treat themselves to something yummy.


You Can Add Trixie Mayhem On FaceBook


Thursday, 24 March 2011

My Mothers Day Collection
Soft Pastels, Kitch Flowers & Very Retro. I Hope You Like Them Too

Full Bloom

Victorian Summer

Summer Breeze

Secret Garden

Vintage Chic

Champagne & Strawberries

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Beauty.Mark Military Boutique

Our Mid Week Feature Is With The Fabulous Beauty.Mark Military Boutique

Created & run by Kelly Tode started in January 2011, based all over as Kelly's husband is military.
"I currently work out of my home which is great, so wherever the Navy takes us, I am able to take my business too"

Selling custom handmade military and non-military jewelry, headbands & hair clips, infant and toddler items & more!


Who & What Would You Say Is Your Inspiration?

All of my fellow friends, military wifes, girlfriends and fiancées were my inspiration! I want my fellow military ladies to be able to support their heroes from head to toe!


Whats Next For Beauty.Mark Military Boutique?

I think the next step for my business would be embroidery designs or hand stamped jewelry!


"Serving wherever you serve, Custom designs made with Love "Like us" and support your hero from head to toe!"
With her fresh and delicate designs I find Kelly's jewelry and accessories very classic looking, the idea of following the troops and helping with good causes makes treating yourself or a loved one to something unique and beautiful just that little more special.

You Can Follow Beauty.Mark Military Boutique On Their Blog


Or Add Them On FaceBook


Friday, 11 March 2011

Beadoire Jewellery

This weekends featured Company is: Beadoire Jewellery

Run by the lovely Gemma who has been making jewellery from her teens, and is based in Warwickshire. Beadoire have a vintage look that is fresh and modern. Featuring bold, expressive designs, vibrant colour's or softer, contemporary and elegant pieces.


What Or Who Inspires You?

"I am inspired by life in general really, I see things day to day that inspire my creations, whether it be the colour of a beautiful sky that I might try to capture in a piece of jewellery or childhood memories (the MY Little Pony keyrings for example). My children inspire me to never give in... I have found since watching my little ones progress and learn that I myself am more willing to try something new"


What's Next For Beadoire Jewellery?

"Onwards and upwards! I am working on a new website that will hopefully better reflect the vintage style of my jewellery and provide a pleasant and memorable buying experience for customers.
I have started organising vintage/craft fairs for local crafter's to be able to showcase our handmade wares. It's not for profit but just something that I feel needed to be done. There are lots of organisations out there that 'organise' craft fairs at such an extortionate rate, I wanted to level the playing field really.


What I admire about Gemma is her drive & commitment to the crafting industry as well has her creative drive with her jewellery. Each piece is an exquisite creation to be cherished and adored. With bespoke orders taken to budgets to suit all. I find Beadoire Jewellery original, inspired & really rather gorgeous. I look forward to what Gemma has in store next especially with her web site and craft fairs.


You Can Contact Gemma Direct At Her Great Website


Or Add Her On FaceBook



Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Becky Leigh

Our mind week featured company is the lovely and rather charming: Becky Leigh

Run by the very lovely Becky Leigh. This online business is fresh and new. Based in North Norfolk . They sell Unique up-cycled jewellery and brooch bouquets. Their brooch bouquets are simply amazing, Such a unique and very personal, vintage look to them.


"I sell necklaces made from reworked bits of jewellery. I use reclaimed chains, pre-loved beads and almost every piece features and up-cycled brooch at the centre. I also create brooch bouquets which can be used for brides and bridesmaids. For people not getting married I offer "Keepsake Bouquets" which are made from whatever people would like them to be such as an old brooch collection, necklaces, old watches, buttons etc. I made one for a 90th birthday from the ladies brooch collection and I made one recently as a lady just wanted to display her collection"


What or Who Is Your Inspiration?

I don't have any particular influences, I like to make things that I would wear and I like the idea of owning something that you know nobody else has. It's nice to know you have something unique.


So Whats Next For Becky Leigh?

I'd like to see if I can get any interest in the bouquets from wedding magazines and maybe do a wedding fair. I'll hopefully be selling the necklaces at Wivenhoe May Fair in Essex on 30th May though! As I have 3 small boys I needed something that would fit around them so thought working for myself from home would be the best option.


What I LOVE About Becky Leigh is the possibilities I can see for her and her vision. She has an eye for new ideas, A vintage touch & look thats timeless. With the path laid out for a very bright future I can't wait to see whats coming next and just how far she can take her wonderful talent. What a wonderful idea to have some family jewellery, or something vintage for your special day, Something that once gave someone such joy to wear, is now bringing you joy to you.

Photography by EMILYHARRISPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

You Can Buy Direct From Becky Leigh At Her Folksy Store:


Or Add Them On FaceBook


Our Cherry Blossom Boxes



Spring is meant to be in the air, or so they say, So to pay homage to the beautiful Cherry Blossom, my next range with be in full bloom for you. In Soft pastel pinks, Hot pinks, Greens and even purples (because you all LOVE purple) Here are our first three, Let me know what you think.
Pink Duchess

Medium Round

One Of Our Very Few Rounds, I Like the Shape Its Deeper Than The Others, & Reminds Me Of A Mini Hat Box Bottom Covered In Shabby Chic Flock Paper In Pink & Brown. Dark Wood Lid With Double Satin Dusky Pink Bow. Two Rows Of Black Lace & Pink Charms On A Chain, Aged for A Romantic, Vintage Look.

Jewel Of The Night

Medium Square

Fiery & Romantic, Bottom Purple & Lilac Script Paper, Deep Purple Lid, Topped With Blood Red Double Satin Bow. Finished With A LARGE Red Cabochon. Aged For A Romantic, Vintage Look.

Beetle Juice

XL Rectangle

Lovely Gothic XL Box. Big Enough To Keep All your Delightful Secret Memories. Bottom Covered With Lovely Flock Black & Cream Flock Paper, Dark Purple Lid, Topped With A Double Satin Black Bow, LARGE Framed Purple Cabochon & Two Rows of Lace, Aged For A Romantic Look.


Saturday, 5 March 2011

LOVELL Natural Soap & Soy Wax Candles

Our First Talented Company Is The Wonderful: LOVELL Natural Soap & Soy Wax Candles

Run by the lovely Rachel Lovell, Based In Maldon Essex, Selling handcrafted natural soap and soy candles both with pure essential oils.


"Seven years ago I started my soap making business, realising the demand for pure products I decided to add soy wax candles to my range. I believe as strongly now as I did then in the whole idea of a small, rural business, hand making pure products from raw ingredients. As ever, the whole process takes place here in my workshop, with everything being made by hand, by me. Because I make products from beginning to end, I can take time to consider what I feel are the best ingredients for the purpose. Herbs, essential oils, a range of plant oils and butters are chosen to soothe and pamper your skin. And you can rest assured that all my ingredients are ethically sourced wherever possible and of the highest quality"


What Is Your Goal?
My aim is to leave a very small footprint on the planet,all products are totally natural, the packaging is completely biodegradable and we love using recycled china and glass too. By staying local the miles are small.

LOVELL Soy Candles are produced from a

wax that is 100% naturally resourced, and

therefo

re free of fossilized hydrocarbons, a major pollutant in today's environment.

LOVELL Soy Candles have excellent burning properties and will burn until there is nothing left in the containers. The natural properties of this wax allow the fragrance to radiate evenly through out the room both lit and un-lit.

So What's Next For LOVELL Natural Soap & Soy Wax Candles?

"We are currently working on a range of chemical free shampoo and conditioners"

With their Eco friendly outlook, eye for vintage and wonderful fragrances your sure to find something to pamper yourself and a loved one, All while helping with the environment. What more could you ask for? Natural Soaps, Soy Candles, Vintage Tea Cups And Beautiful Gift Boxes, Simply Stunning.

You can buy direct from LOVELL Natural Soap & Soy Wax Candles at their website.

http://www.misslovell.com/index.htm

Or Add Them On FaceBook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/LOVEL

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

My Newest Work

Two new boxes made today, please let me know what you think.

English Pride
XL Rectangle

French brown flock paper on the bottom, Dark wood effect lid, Two rows of black lace. Topped with a double satin super soft black bow, Silver framed cabochon with gold stone.


Powder Blush
Small Leaf

Dark purple lace effect paper on the bottom, dark purple lid. Two rows of black lace topped with a double satin dusky pink bow. Bronze Cabochon frame with Soft pink stone.




Monday, 7 February 2011

Better Late Than Never

Many things have taken place of a personal matter lately so I've felt a new rush, lust & love for life & for my art. This is mainly why I've decided to share it with you. I take my inspiration from the Rococo era, French Country Chic right the way through to Gothic & Victorian Steam punk. I do not make these to make money or to get praise, just for the love of making something I feel is beautiful & helps me express......well me, really.

I have made over 200 boxes & have loved giving them as gifts, to charity to auction off too, Every box comes with it's own name and as much as I wish I could keep them all I simply don't have the room. Please do comment & let me know what you think of them, maybe one day i'd like to open a studio to sell them.

My Valentines Collection
Inspired by the famous Moulin Rouge Paris