Merry Christmas! An update…

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First off, Merry Christmas! This happy little penguin is an illustration I made for Buff Motion, who then animated it as part of their 2016 Christmas Advent Calendar. You can see all of the other animations on their website by clicking here. I did one last year, too, which you can see by clicking here.

I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but it is for good reasons I promise. Earlier this year I got commissioned for the biggest illustration project I’ve ever had. It is taking up every free moment of time I have, but I’m excited about it and hope to announce full details in the new year.

On the jewellery front, my Etsy store is looking a little bare at the moment, thanks to some very successful fairs in November, but I’m hoping to re-stock soon, plus add some exciting new designs.

Have a great Christmas, everyone!

Beast x

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New Display Stands

I do a lot of shows up and down the country. Most of the shows are towards the end of the year, but there’s no harm in being prepared and that’s why I’ve been updating my displays!

I’ll post on here as and when shows are confirmed throughout the year, but for now here’s some pics of the new bits (photos by Josh Alliston) including a funky little GIF with my new display lightbox…

 

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What’s in the box?!

I love boxes. Especially cute little ones. I like to keep things in them, the sort of junk that you forget about, until one day you open that little box up again and get a happy surprise.

That’s why I put so much time and effort into my jewellery boxes for customers. What’s inside is what people buy, it’s the main attraction, but the box is the icing on the cake.

Each of my jewellery boxes is embossed by hand with my logo, with a lightly glittered finish. Here’s how I do it! (Photos by Josh Alliston)


I get the plain boxes from Tiny Box Company, who make great quality packaging.

 Next I stamp each box with my custom logo stamp.

 My stamp is from another great UK company, The English Stamp Company. I use British products wherever possible.


While the ink is still damp I pour on the glittery embossing powder.


I tip off the excess. It’s already starting to look pretty good!


A little quality control goes a long way!

 Then I use my big pink heat gun to fix the embossing powder to the box.


And repeat…


Then comes the best part – filling the boxes with cute, colourful jewellery!


And that’s that. Lovely boxes with lovely jewellery, ready for their new homes!