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Another lockdown, another (safe) workaround!

Hi again!

So that recent news sucks, right?! Another national lockdown. I guess we all saw it coming but it’s still a pain for small businesses who rely on our markets. I get it though. We need to be careful and I’m all for that. I won’t let it get me down 🙂

As I did last time, I wasn’t able to do real-life markets I have linked up with some awesome online markets instead.

First up is a last minute January Sales event this Saturday night with The Curious Exchange so check out my social media for more information.

Then I’ll be taking part as a guest trader with the fabulous Alternative Market on Facebook on Friday 29th from 7pm – 11.30pm.

The lovely Facebook groups I joined for Christmas are also continuing which is great so don’t forget to show them some love as there are some fabulous makers on there too.

Finally, and by no means least my next January sales offer is available from today which is 30% off all necklaces on my website! All you need to do is pop to my website, put the necklace(s) you want in your basket and add NECK30 in the coupon box before checking out.

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what are you waiting for? Treat yourself! ;D

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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.