I have been rather busy for the past 2-3 weeks trying to get my jewellery business off the ground. Today, I just need to start blogging since I haven’t blogged for quite a while, and I miss writing.
I make most of the jewels myself. The rest, I buy from various suppliers both in UK and elsewhere. I love creating my own jewellery. So, each piece is unique in its own. Since I make most of the jewellery myself, therefore you can always buy them because I only make it when someone orders it. Unless, the specific charms, chains, cords, and the like, from the suppliers I buy from are out of stock, then I can’t make them. Then, I have to wait for them to restock the goods before I can make them. But that rarely happens.
Tomorrow, I will make some more jewellery, including scented candles. Hopefully, by the end of next week, my candles will be available for purchase on my online store MysticFullMoon.com, too, because right now I’m just waiting for the labels. The finishing touch. I need to design the labels first, then order them. When I receive them, then I can start selling candles. So tomorrow, I will spend time on designing the labels as well. I’m so excited with the candles because there will be some wonderful Christmas scents as well for people to fill their homes with perfumes that harmonise with Christmas. I will start making travel candles first. I can’t wait to begin tomorrow!
So, this weekend, I will be busy again with lots of things relating to my business. I also plan to sell handmade cosmetics in the very near future, which I will formulate and make them myself, too. I also have to find time to complete my screenplay. I really want to finish it as soon as possible. It just seems to take me forever to finalise it because I start doing lots of things at once. But I want to run my own business. So, there’s no other way around. I may be busy for now since I just started my business. But by January next year, I won’t be that busy with starting up my business. By then, everything would have completely been set up.
Today, I got up early again, too excited to start making my bracelets. I use waterproof materials for the making of my bracelets. They are adjustable bracelets as well. I stood up, made my coffee, ready to make my handmade jewellery. I hope, I could make 3-4 bracelets today. Handmade products are not easy. It takes time, care, attention to detail, and with passion, of course. That’s why each handmade item is so special & unique when you think of how the maker spends time and skills in each creation. The same with my scented candles. I make each candle with extra care and love, with pure natural ingredients that are good for yourself and environment.
Later on today, I will add the handmade bracelets to my collections on my online store as well after finished making them. They will be cute bracelets that are affordable. The charms that I use for the bracelets vary in material. I, for example, work with 925 sterling silver, gold vermeil (14K gold plating on sterling silver), real rose gold, and just gold or silver plated on metal substances. Therefore the prices of my jewellery are different, which will suit everybody. If you go for the real materials such as original 925 sterling silver, gold vermeil, then the cost is a bit higher. If you just want something cool with affordable prices, then go for the cheaper jewellery that made of just metal/stainless steel with gold or silver plated.
I will begin to make my bracelets now. Speak soon!
Now I have just finished making the sterling silver necklace with starfish cz pendant, which is the product above. Next, I will begin to make the bracelets, which I will be using some nylon and waxed cotton cords to make them. So, it will take some time before I am done creating them. Maybe, by afternoon or the end of the day, I will have some handmade bracelets ready for purchase on my online store Mystic Full Moon as well.
I so looked forward to making my jewellery. I could barely sleep at night. So I stood up pretty early this morning, went out to buy some breakfast, back home again to make my coffee and have my early meal, then began to make jewellery. I love art & design. So, creating and designing something is what I enjoy doing. It doesn’t matter if it is gems, fashion clothes, candles, writing screenplays, filmmaking, and similar, I am entertained by the process of creating them. If it is something I am truly passionate about, I will give myself 100% or even more to produce a piece of art.
I have been working on my online jewellery store Mystic Full Moon constantly. So, I haven’t had time to blog that often anymore. Getting my startup business up and running is my top priority right now. But I will also try to blog as often as I possibly can. I love blogging, though. So I can’t stop blogging. No matter how busy I am, I will try to blog when I can. Now, I’m not that busy. That’s why I begin to blog again. I’m still busy, however. Having your own business is a full time job. There will always be something to do, to improve your business. Especially, when you just start it, there are lots and lots of things to do.
Now that Christmas is just right around the corner. I have personalised necklaces and rings for you to customise them for yourself with your name on them, or just purchase them as Christmas gifts for that special someone, family, or friends. They make good, surprised Christmas gifts. A unique Christmas present that everyone will, surely, love. My best selling product at the moment is Personalized Classic Name Tag Necklace, which comes in gold, silver, and rose gold colours for you to choose from. That’s why these customised jewellery make perfect Christmas gift ideas, or as gifts to any occasions.
Not only jewels that you can purchase on my online store. You can now also buy scented candles. I hand make each candle myself in my studio in London. From selecting the right ingredients, designing the packaging to making and shipping the products myself with absolute love and care. Therefore each of my product has a special touch to it since each piece is being carefully crafted by me from start to finish. I enjoy making them partly because I then get to inhale all the lovely perfumes from the essential oils that I use in my candles, and partly because I like creating something unique and original. Each item is like a piece of art when it’s being made by hand with special care & love from the maker.
Check out some of my products below. You can even order them right here on my blog. Very convenient, huh?
Christmas is coming! It’s therefore a good idea to start looking for Christmas presents early, to avoid disappointment, stress, last minute shopping, and so on, and jewelry seem to be the perfect gifts for this season. But, it’s not just for Christmas. You can give jewellery as a gift all year round. But now it’s Christmas time, and jewelry is one of the best Christmas gifts to give to that special someone, your mom, sister (s), friends, and similar, such as ring, choker. I have sold jewelry before and found out that rings were the best selling items. We associate Christmas with something cheerful, festive, fairytale, dream, romance, and so forth. Jewelry also represents something parallel to that, which makes it the ideal Christmas present as well.
So I have worked on my jewelry online store the whole day. I just think, it’s the best time to sell jewellery. I initially wanted to sell scented candles. But when I thought about I have to make the candles and all that, then I changed my mind. It’s just too much to do to sell a candle that costs maybe £10-£15 for a travel candle, and maybe £29 for a home candle. But with jewellery, I don’t have to make it myself, maybe just some of them. But that it’s quite simple. It will take me less than a minute to make a necklace, for instance.
They could also be selling out quicker than candles, especially this time of year. I also love all things bohemian and jewelry. So, selling boho jewellery gives me the opportunity to do what I’m passionate about and make a living out of it at the same time. I will keep adding new products almost every day, so that you will have lots of different jewellery to select from, just for yourself or as a Christmas gift.
Now that I am done setting my jewellery website up. I will continue to work on my drama screenplay “The Mad Boy.”
I was on my way home, then I passed by the London Fashion Week fashion show/event near Temple station. Just somewhere in central London, not so far from Charing Cross station as well. I then got off the bus and took some photos of it just outside. It’s the last day of the show today, too. I also am into fashion. So, everything about fashion and trend interests me. I used to work in fashion retail for many years as well. I think 10 years or more. I was just tired of it in the end since I had worked with it for so long, and also because acting is what I love the most. So it’s time for me to move on and start pursuing what I have always dreamt to be: An actor.
But my love for fashion is still somewhere within me. Although I no longer work in fashion industry. But I still love to dress and buy fashion clothes. I can see that long coat is the trend of this fall. I still have my long, beige spring coat from this year which I can easily wear it for autumn as well. There’s a lot of bright colours and vintage patterns. It’s a mixture of new and vintage, which creates a very trendy combination. So you wear something with lots of bright pattern or floral print underneath, then you put a plain jacket or very long coat over it. I think I like the mix of it. It’s kind of fresh.
This fall, it seems that the rock ‘n’ roll look is back. I already have a lot of these types of outfits in my wardrobe. So I don’t really have to buy new clothes for the trend. Many of them are from second-hand shops, flea markets, charity shops, etc. I mean, if you want original vintage clothing, you will have to buy real used clothes from the actual periods. It could be from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and so on. I have bought many items as low as £5 each and I still use them. So going to vintage markets is one of my favourite pastimes. I can buy many good, trendy clothes home for nothing. Luckily, there are also lots of charity shops near my place. I bought a pair of good condition jeans from a well-known brand from one of the charity shops near me about a couple of years ago for just £5, which I still use them today. I had also purchased a vintage leopard jumper in Covent Garden about 3-4 years ago for just £5 as well, which I also still wear it today. I think, in my wardrobe, I have 50% new clothes and 50% second-hand clothes. Funny enough I tend to wear second-hand clothes more than new clothes, which are way more expensive. The brand new clothes, I bought it once and maybe use it only a few times or on rare occasions. The clothes that I dress often are simply vintage stuff.
It’s Saturday today. I feel like going to vintage markets around London. The sun was shining and all earlier this morning when I stood up. Now, the sun stops shining. But I still want to go out to take a break from my work for a while, and to experience something new. I might even get some new inspirations by going out and exploring new settings. I just hope it’s not gonna rain. No sunshine, no problem, just no rain. I have checked the weather forecast, and there will be no rain. But you never know. British weather can be unpredictable. Anyway, I have to go out. I might go to Portobello Road Market. It’s been a while since I visited it. Then, I might have some antique items home. I like buying vintage stuff. Not because they cost nothing. But because they are something rare and unique. I don’t like filling my home with lots of knick-knacks. But I like buying vintage fashion and jewellery. That’s what I walk around the flea markets for, to look for some cool second-hand clothing to add to my wardrobe.
I love music and fashion, especially rock ‘n’ roll. So I dress according to the music I like which is rock music, of course. I like to combine second-hand and new clothes together, to create a unique look that truly expresses myself. So sometimes, I like going to Camden, Brick Lane, Portobello Road Market, and the like, to look for vintage clothing. But it’s not only vintage clothes I am looking for, also jewellery, furniture, knick-knacks, for instance. But the main items I like to buy from the flea markets are vintage clothes and jewels since I can wear them together. I don’t really go that much up in other things to decorate my studio. They will just stay there to collect dust.
Everything else is brand new, except the leopard jumper is vintage which I bought it just for £5. It’s one of my favorite items that I wear a lot.
And today since morning, the weather was like spring or summer already with some sunshine. And that’s why I began to think about summer fashion. I always love summertime which means it’s soon time for me to visit vintage markets around London. But, I am still waiting for winter. I want to see snow. I saw snow a few weeks ago. But, it’s just for one day. I think. And that was it. That’s winter here in UK. And the spring is just right around the corner. It’s good, though. Then I can wear beautiful spring or summer clothes – both bohemian and rock chick look.
I love my new bag.
I love fashion. So once in a while, I do buy new fashion clothes. I like to keep the color tone of my clothes in neutral colors, such as beige, gray. I just think these color palettes suit my skin tone better than any other colors. For example, strong colors are not for me at all. Sometimes I try to wear some colorful and bright colors. But they just don’t look good on me for some reason. The same with makeup. So, not just outfits.
I like jeans, especially ripped jeans. I just like denim. It can be denim shirt, denim skirt, for instance. I think, I will still wear jeans – no matter how old I am, as long as I still can wear them. And I like to mix casual apparel with formal or smart clothing, to create a unique look that’s just so me.