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I get locked down but I get up again!

At the end of October, you may remember I was blogging about how I was excited for all my November markets. I had at least one every weekend and I couldn’t wait!

Then lockdown 2.0 happened and my skull jewellery business had to adapt overnight.

This is the same for a lot of small businesses in England right now. Indeed, all over the world businesses are having to rethink how we sell our products and whether we actually can.

This month I have had to cancel my stalls at both Warrington Makers Market and Levenshulme Market in Manchester. I was sad about both these but as it was my debut at Levy Market I was really disappointed with that cancellation.

Never one to fall down and not get up, I was already thinking about what I could do if lockdown happened and I decided that online markets was something I should actively push for. I am lucky in that I can resort to my online presence to sell my jewellery and you lovely people who read this blog 😉

Luckily, I had already signed up to Makers Market From Home this coming Sunday and I can’t wait to do that again. You may remember me taking part in MMFH several times over the Summer. An Instagram based market that supports makers from all over the world, it’s happening this Sunday from 10am. There are 85 makers and indie businesses taking part this time, so you’re bound to find a Christmas present for even the most difficult person to buy for.

I have also signed up to 4 different ongoing Facebook based Christmas Markets (yes Halloween is over now so I can say the C word!). You can find links below:

UK Virtual Christmas Market

The Virtual Birmingham Christmas Gifts Market

Warrington Virtual Christmas Market

Virtual Christmas Markets – Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green & Gatley

I am also advertising on Support Local Grappenhall, Thelwall, Lymm which isn’t strictly a market but it is a marketplace for local businesses in the Warrington area.

I have listed them all on the front page of my website too.

In the meantime just keep checking my social media accounts as that’s where I usually announce my upcoming events first.

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Announcing my next skull jewellery offer!

Hello again! Brrrr it’s got chilly hasn’t it? I guess it’s to be expected as it’s now October. How did that happen!? Where has the year gone? Also our boiler finally gave up the ghost last week so I’ve spent most of the week wrapped up to my eyeballs!

Did you take advantage of last week’s offer on my rings? If so, I’d love to see pics on social media 🙂

Anyhoo, on to the next jewellery offer! This weekend* only I will be offering 20% off all necklaces on my website.

To take advantage of this offer all you need to do is pop to my website, put the necklace(s) you want in your basket and add NECKLACE20 in the coupon box before checking out. Although this doesn’t include commissions, I am still open to these and happy to discuss your requests.

Don’t forget I’ll be at Warrington Makers Market this Sunday where I’ll have specials on my skull jewellery too.

If necklaces aren’t your thing don’t worry as I’ve got offers on my other skull jewellery coming up over the few weekends. More details to follow in future emails, blog posts and social media.

Why not sign up to my mailing list so you can receive notification of these and other deals? Don’t forget you also get a 10% discount off your first order (not valid with my Halloween deals).

Remember if you purchase from me I’d love you to leave me a review on Google or my Facebook page.

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Spooky Season Markets & Skull Jewellery Offers

Howdy there!

So, it’s 41 days to Halloween and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been ready for this for ages! It’s my absolute favourite season of the year. The leaves turning and falling, the smell of woodsmoke, the nights drawing in, the warm cosey clothes and boots and OF COURSE pumpkin-spiced everything! I’m rather disappointed that a certain coffee chain isn’t releasing their usual Autumnal offering until October, unlike previous years!

Luckily, as you would imagine, I have my own pumpkin flavoured coffee already in my cupboards.

To mark the spooky season I am running 5 weekends of my skull jewellery offers for you with up to 50% off! I’ll be posting about these on social media so if you aren’t already following me why not start now? Don’t worry if you don’t do social media as I’ll give you full details in my next email.

I have also been busy booking up Makers Markets and I have a new one to add! I shall be at The Great Northern Makers Market in Manchester on 4th October. This is my first Manchester market I’ve done so it would be amazing to see as many of you as possible. I’ll have lots of special offers on, obvs!

I’m also going to be doing Warrington Maker’s Market on 11th October and potentially some other Manchester Markets. As soon as dates are confirmed I’ll let you know.

That’s all for now. Weirdly the sun is shining as I write this so it seems a bit odd to be thinking about gorgeous Autumnal things but I can definitely feel it in the air. Stay safe and spooky folks and I’ll leave you with this awesome gif of Vincent Price being attached by a vamp Kermit!

Sam

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