With the big day just around the corner, all the handmade businesses around the country are preparing for Christmas Markets and the inevitable last minute shoppers!
As much as we are all just as excited about Christmas as everyone else, it also have an element of the unknown...
have I made enough stock, have I made too much stock, did I make enough of my best sellers, are people buying from handmade artists this Christmas, I hope people show up to Christmas markets, will I reach my sales targets??
We are all acutely aware of the cost of living increases and have had to make increases to our prices to cover our rising costs too!
Yet we still absolutely LOVE this time of year! For me it is full of making the most beautiful and sentimental jewellery. Sending out print kits and meeting customers. My studio has visitors....I love visitors!
Lots of pretty packaging and popping to the post office with piles of boxes to be sent all around the country....makers bliss xx
So instead of buying lots of little bits and bobs this Christmas, buy something that will last the distance, that is made with love from eco friendly silver and that will bring joy, not only to your loved ones, but also to a handmade jewellery maker (me xx)