Monday, 20 July 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
http://www.twitseeker.com/ this finds people based on what they are talking about or through their profile, you can follow 25 a time by subject which is quicker than following people individually and targets in to people with specific interests.
http://www.twibs.com/ you can add your business to this site to connect to more twitter uses.
http://huitter.com/mutuality/ this tool allows you to mass follow people who follow you or mass unfollow people who don't follow you, great tool to use when you hit your follow limit to unfollow people who aren't following you, this gives you space to follow others who may follow your back.
http://www.twitalyzer.com/twitalyzer/index.asp this tool analysers what type of twitter user you are.
http://tweeplepages.com/ this site allows people to connect through their interests
Twi.tter.me A new site i have just found to connect you with more twitter followers, still waiting to see how successful it is.
Hope these links help you to get more viewers and feel free to comment and share your experiences with twitter.
http://twitter.com/lillypodjewelry follow me on twitter
Friday, 22 May 2009
After graduating I signed up with a business advisor and set about writing my business plan. After eight months hard slog including market research,I finished my business plan and was privileged to get a grant for the business, of which helped me set up a website and promote my products at craft and trade exhibitions. I have found working as a crafter to be like a roller coaster with lots of ups and downs, while the ups have been exhilarating the downs have been the best teachers.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
As a designer I am always seeking inspiration for my work, this inspiration comes from the things I love such as nature, fashion, African tribes and craft. I then kind of fuse it altogether to come up with beautiful statement pieces of jewelry.
I would say at the moment my style is quite eclectic with a major influence coming from African tribal jewelry. I am fascinated by African tribes and how their lives are so closely connected with their natural surroundings, I try to mimic this by creating jewelry that has been made from natural materials such as wood and semi precious stones, in an effort to connect with nature and celebrate the beauty found in nature.
In contrast to nature I am passionate about fashion, craft and design this can be a major influence over the style and shapes of my designs, I can be inspired by an abstract sculpture or a contemporary piece of furniture or fashion styles and trends. At the moment I am loving the trend for over sized chunky jewelry, its a great way of individualizing an outfit and making a bold statement. My sketchbook is bursting with new ideas, just wish i could make them as quick as i can sketch them.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Welcome to my new blog and thanks for visiting.
If you love handmade or are a crafter or artisian I am sure you will love my blog as I plan to blog about all things handmade including art, craft and fashion.
Each week I will bring you news on my craft, including new products in progress, techniques I use, inspiration, craft events, where to buy, marketing and promotion tips, ups and downs and general day to day running of a craft business. Once a week I will be doing an interview with a new designer maker, about their work, inspirations and tips on running a craft business and later i plan to feature a craft buyers to find out what crafts they buy in and what are the current selling trends in craft and design.
I hope to make this blog an exciting interactive space to connect craft buyers to craft sellers so feel free to question, comment and or express yourself.
Bye for now!