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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 décor, 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!


bejewel said…
What a great Idea.
I make all my jewellery pieces from new materials but have always collected broken and vintage pieces that appealed to me. I love all the retro style fashions that are currently around , particularly the jewellery- and try to work out how it has been created.
I adore pearls and crystals so my jewellery is mainly made from these mostly in classic timeless styles, and I am letting the designs evolve slowly.Best of luck with your Jubilee.

Val from Bejewel

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