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July Jewellery Jubilee: Win a copy of Treasured Notions

As part of my July Jewellery Jubilee, I have been running competitions to win pieces of jewellery, but I know a lot of people are interested in finding out more about turning their own treasures into wearables. I do offer a commission service (of course!), but for those who want to get down to a bit of DIY, I’d recommend French General’s book Treasured Notions. You can read a bit more about the book on the French General blog here – it’s worth checking out their other posts while you’re there, it’s a gorgeous blog and full of inspiration.
I have a copy of the book (RRP £16.99) to give away to one lucky blog reader. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is post a link in the comments section to your favourite item in my shop. The competition runs until midnight on Sunday (July 28th), and the winner will be announced next Monday. 

July Jewellery Jubilee: Twitter competition

I tweet about a lot of things – sometimes craft-related, sometimes horse-related and often somewhat foul-mouthed rants about the shocking state of the train service I get. I love Twitter (although not as much as I love Pinterest!) because it’s such a quick, easy and fun way to have conversations with people whose interests are similar to yours, but who you might not otherwise meet.
This week, I’m giving away this pair of earrings for anyone who tweets about my blog and/or shop. Post the link to your tweet below before midnight on Sunday, and I’ll pick one randomly. I’ll announce the winner on Monday – along with details of another competition!

July Jewellery Jubilee: Get involved on Pinterest

I love Pinterest, I think it’s my favourite social media channel. I spend so long looking at all the gorgeous pictures people post I can lose whole evenings, and I’m obsessed with making boards. New collections, Christmas d├ęcor, my birthday party – you name it, I’ve probably made a Pinterest board for it. One of my favourite boards is “The Made With Love girl”, a board I created to try and get a fixed idea in my head of who I was designing for. I go back to it whenever I start designing, and it helps me stay focussed.
I’d love to see your Pinterest boards, and those that you love. Post the links below and I’ll blog about my favourites next week. And of course, if you’ve seen any images you think should be added to the “Made With Love girl” board, let me know and I’ll pin them!

July Jubilee Jewellery: 20% discount for Facebook fans

So we’re into the second week of the July Jewellery Jubilee and I’ve got a fantastic offer for you all week – 20% off if you like my Facebook page and share the July Jewellery Jubilee post at the top of the page. Existing “likers” just need to share the post- simple as that! Once you’ve shared, just message me after purchase and I’ll refund your discount by Paypal (unfortunately Folksy still doesn’t have an automatic discount option – get onto it guys!). 

July Jewellery Jubilee: Share your shops

One of the things I love about selling on Folksy is how much support there has always been from other sellers, even back when I started out nearly four years ago. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but people were always so willing to help, and I hope I’ve given some of that support back in kind now – as a former journalist and now a PR professional, I’m always happy to take the time to help people promote their shops. That’s why this post is dedicated to all the other Folksy (and Etsy, and all the other sites) sellers out there. Post your links to your shops below, and next week I’ll blog about my favourites.

July Jewellery Jubilee: Discount and a competition!

After several weeks of planning, my month-long July Jewellery Jubilee is here! All this month I will be running competitions, holding special promotions and encouraging you all to get excited about Made With Love reworked vintage jewellery. To celebrate the start of festivities, I’ve got two fab offers for you:
All this week (until midnight on Sunday) I will be offering free UK postage and packaging, PLUS a 10% discount on all orders placed in my shop. All you have to do is message me after you’ve made your purchase and I will refund your P&P and discount via Paypal.
I am also giving away this gorgeous pair of earrings (pictured below), made from tiny reworked gold and faux pearl earrings, and decorated with delicate chips of rose quartz, citrine and topaz and elegant 24 carat goldfilled chain. They’re so perfect for summer – I’d love to see them with a chiffon dress, or even just adding a romantic touch to a white t-shirt and jeans. To win, share this page via social media (Twitt…