So today I have a bit of a different post for you, I wanted to introduce you to a new project of mine that I have been working on in lockdown. My very own store, A Poet’s Eye! I have always been someone who enjoys creating but I struggled with how to turn that passion into a business of my own. Like many of us during lockdown I had a little more time to think (and to shop online!) and something I have personally always struggled to find is beautiful costume jewellery, some more statement pieces to add to my collection rather than my usual plain gold hoops!
I started to make my own clay pieces when I couldn’t find anything I liked and quickly realised it may be something that people would be interested in buying, and so A Poet’s Eye was born. I take inspiration from my travels and from my passion for history, namely the inspirational women that have shaped the world. This mixture of nature and female empowerment is really important to me and each collection will be reflective of different women, places and elements that inspire me.From the very beginning I knew I wanted to make my brand as eco friendly as possible, jewellery can be fragile so I knew I would need things like bubble wrap but I spent time sourcing recyclable alternatives as well as keeping bubble wrap from parcels to avoid adding more to the landfill! I even decided on little pouches instead of boxes as I like the idea of having a little reusable bag to take away when you travel rather than a box that ends up in the bin.
One thing that has been hard to source has been good quality, eco friendly packaging to ship my products in. If you have a small business you know that a lot of companies sell packaging in huge quantities which is very expensive, that’s why I was thrilled to be introduced to Lil Packaging, not only do they offer eco friendly packaging but they also cater to small businesses, selling smaller quantities at really reasonable prices.
I am really excited to share my new store with you, it’s been a real joy to start creating again during lockdown and I will be doing a big launch for the range when it goes live in the next few weeks so do keep an eye out for exclusive giveaways and discounts by following me on instagram!