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Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Bath & Body, Makeup, Random | 0 comments

Etsy beauty Christmas gift guide

Etsy beauty Christmas gift guide

So Christmas is only a few weeks away now and if you’re anything like me you’ll be starting to think about buying gifts. It might only be November but the shops are already playing Christmas music and festive light switch-ons are upon us! I’m sure you put a lot of thought into what gifts to buy for your nearest and dearest, but how much thought do you put into WHERE you buy them from? When you buy from a large high street store or a big online retailer you are lining the pockets of nameless individuals who already have more than enough money and paying for the upkeep of their premises/stores. Plus, many of their products are produced overseas and importing them can contribute to world pollution. However when you buy from small independent makers and retailers not only could your gift be better quality and possibly cheaper, but you’re also helping to keep a small business going, contributing to the UK economy and reducing your carbon footprint. This...

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Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Random | 4 comments

Dream of Silver – Handcrafted Silver Jewellery

Dream of Silver – Handcrafted Silver Jewellery

When I’m not writing my Beauty Best Friend blog my other job is designing and making handcrafted silver jewellery, and running my business Dream of Silver. Today I thought I would tell you a little bit about what that entails, and show you some of the pretty silver jewellery that I make…. I’ve been making jewellery ever since I was a little girl, but I started creating jewellery with silver around 6 years ago after I attended an evening class at Leeds College of Art & Design. Two years later I left my corporate job in financial marketing to run Dream of Silver full time. Every day is different for me – some days I’m designing new products, some days I’m making up orders and some days I’m doing paperwork or updating my Dream of Silver website. My ideas for new products often spring into my mind when I’m least expecting it, usually when I’m trying to get to sleep and then I have to spring up and make...

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