i learnt how to make jewellery when i became injured from work back in 1999 and to help me focus more on life in general instead of the pain that i was in.
however i only made my items for family and friends until my mum had asked me to make an item for her birthday, and she was so thrilled that she talked me into selling them on ebay at the time as a hobby.
over the years - more injuries i got until i got diagnosed with graves disease this year that i finally got the little courage that i had to start selling handmade items and that's why i have entered this 'bring it 2020' competition.
*my idea is creating beautiful & positive jewellery by recycling with any silver & gold plated alloy, copper, glass materials that have been known to improve health.
*creating wood boxes to suit everyone needs by recycling wood, like keeping makeup in, loose coins out of sight and of course to keep your jewellery in for years to come. this heart wood box was handmade by recycling wood from an old pine wood shed that was in my back garden.
*my glass candle holders are made from recycling old glass dishes and revamping them with glitter or decopatch or recycling jewellery beads as decorations on the outside of them. afterwards, you can reuse as candle holder or to put loose change in, or even regifted to a loved one as a new gift!
*by doing all this i'm keeping my own health in check and being eco friendly to our planet.
***however i want to do a lot more!***
my vision is to:
*create more items by recycling things instead of throwing them out to landfills.
*get my handmade items into shops,markets and charity events.
*teaching more people aware of being eco friendly and learning to recycle things from everyday items.
*teaching more people about how distraction can improve their health in the long run and giving more people the confidence to do that for themselves.
***this funding will be used for:***
*eco friendly branding/marketing.
*for work space so i can teach people about recycling/distractions/confidence.
*for market stalls/school fairs/charity events and shop space to sell my items from.
*for a webshop/website.
*for better photography.
*for tools/materials that are needed for my workshops so i can teach people.
*for promoting materials to let everyone know about my services.