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  1. The weekend is here๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
Working on some more colourful recycled glass  creations today๐ŸŒˆ
This vibrant primary colour necklace is made from 100% recycled glass beads, sourced in Ghana, and handmade by me! 
This and many others can be purchased on my Etsy store ๐Ÿ˜‰
Follow link in bio
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    The weekend is here๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ Working on some more colourful recycled glass creations today๐ŸŒˆ This vibrant primary colour necklace is made from 100% recycled glass beads, sourced in Ghana, and handmade by me! This and many others can be purchased on my Etsy store ๐Ÿ˜‰ Follow link in bio ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒˆ
  2. Happy Friday followers ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคฉ
I’m having a bit of a fabric painting Friday! Working on #handpainted designs for these new makeup ๐Ÿ’„ bags! Definitely leaning towards abstract patterns for all of them! 
Also thinking of leaving a few to personalise them- is that something you’d all be interested in?
๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ
Huge thanks to @cleverbaggers for these amazing makeup bags!!!!!
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    Happy Friday followers ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿคฉ Iโ€™m having a bit of a fabric painting Friday! Working on #handpainted designs for these new makeup ๐Ÿ’„ bags! Definitely leaning towards abstract patterns for all of them! Also thinking of leaving a few to personalise them- is that something youโ€™d all be interested in? ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ Huge thanks to @cleverbaggers for these amazing makeup bags!!!!!
  3. Repost from @mayamikodesigned ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ
I am so in love with how colourful these fabrics are! I’m trying to start compiling a list of colourful, exciting, ethical brands to feature on my Insta๐Ÿ˜There are so many amazing Fairtrade and ethical brands out there that really aren’t talked about enough and this is definitely one of them! Check out their page- they have some beautiful clothes๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Repost from @mayamikodesigned ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ I am so in love with how colourful these fabrics are! Iโ€™m trying to start compiling a list of colourful, exciting, ethical brands to feature on my Insta๐Ÿ˜There are so many amazing Fairtrade and ethical brands out there that really arenโ€™t talked about enough and this is definitely one of them! Check out their page- they have some beautiful clothes๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰
  4. For a really long time before setting up my own #smallbusiness I made excuses about why I couldn’t start ๐Ÿ˜‚ “I don’t have enough money” ๐Ÿ’ฐ “I don’t know enough about business” ๐Ÿ’ผ “I don’t know where to begin” ๐ŸThen I realised that the best way to start a startup is to actually start.... ๐Ÿ˜‚there’s always going to be something that can be used as an excuse, there’s no “right time” to take the risk of going it alone! ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ
On my gallery wall in my Yorkshire St. shop I have a chalkboard that I’ve made and I try and always have a motivational/positive phrase on there to spur me on! This is today’s.....๐Ÿ˜
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START where you are
USE what you have
DO what you can!
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Also here’s a new necklace I made today๐Ÿ˜‰ will be posting it on the #etsyshop next week unless someone purchases it in the shop before ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
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    For a really long time before setting up my own #smallbusiness I made excuses about why I couldnโ€™t start ๐Ÿ˜‚ โ€œI donโ€™t have enough moneyโ€ ๐Ÿ’ฐ โ€œI donโ€™t know enough about businessโ€ ๐Ÿ’ผ โ€œI donโ€™t know where to beginโ€ ๐ŸThen I realised that the best way to start a startup is to actually start.... ๐Ÿ˜‚thereโ€™s always going to be something that can be used as an excuse, thereโ€™s no โ€œright timeโ€ to take the risk of going it alone! ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ On my gallery wall in my Yorkshire St. shop I have a chalkboard that Iโ€™ve made and I try and always have a motivational/positive phrase on there to spur me on! This is todayโ€™s.....๐Ÿ˜ >>>>>>>>>>>>> START where you are USE what you have DO what you can! >>>>>>> Also hereโ€™s a new necklace I made today๐Ÿ˜‰ will be posting it on the #etsyshop next week unless someone purchases it in the shop before ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. If you love crafting and making why not try one of our new bead jars๐Ÿ˜‰
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Each glass jar contains a selection of ๐Ÿ’ฏ % recycled glass beads sourced and crafted in Ghana!Each is topped with African printed fabric and comes with a FREE batik wax printed gift bag ๐ŸŽ sewn by a Ghanaian seamstress! Completely #plasticfree and a great example of how #recycled glass bottles and a #zerowastefashion policy can be turned into something beautiful ๐Ÿ˜
There will be more colour combinations added soon ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคš๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ
PS: 10% of these sales go to the Baobab school in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ so you can craft and do some good ๐Ÿคฉ
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    If you love crafting and making why not try one of our new bead jars๐Ÿ˜‰ โ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธ Each glass jar contains a selection of ๐Ÿ’ฏ % recycled glass beads sourced and crafted in Ghana!Each is topped with African printed fabric and comes with a FREE batik wax printed gift bag ๐ŸŽ sewn by a Ghanaian seamstress! Completely #plasticfree and a great example of how #recycled glass bottles and a #zerowastefashion policy can be turned into something beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ There will be more colour combinations added soon ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคš๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ PS: 10% of these sales go to the Baobab school in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ so you can craft and do some good ๐Ÿคฉ
  6. I’ve decided to start the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ blog again ๐Ÿ˜Š It used to be for fashion and print trends but I’m going to begin using it as a bit of a #startup diary ๐Ÿ“ 
I think it’s important to keep some kind of record of the things I struggle with, celebrate and hope for ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s probably similar for a lot of #smallbusiness owners but you end up spending so much time alone that it’s important to get out of your own head! I’m gonna put little bits of advice on the blog posts, mainly for myself but they could also be useful tips for other #startups ๐Ÿ˜Š
 My first startup post is already live๐Ÿคฉ you can find it here>>>>>
www.textilecandy.blogspot.co.uk  I’ve titled it ‘How to start up a start-up’ ๐Ÿ˜

Here is just a snippet in my #tipoftheday all about how we should avoid comparing businesses and success and a little thing I do to help me stop this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Let me know what you think! As always I’m super interested to hear ๐Ÿ‘‚ your feedback and suggestions!
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    Iโ€™ve decided to start the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ blog again ๐Ÿ˜Š It used to be for fashion and print trends but Iโ€™m going to begin using it as a bit of a #startup diary ๐Ÿ“ I think itโ€™s important to keep some kind of record of the things I struggle with, celebrate and hope for ๐Ÿ˜Š Itโ€™s probably similar for a lot of #smallbusiness owners but you end up spending so much time alone that itโ€™s important to get out of your own head! Iโ€™m gonna put little bits of advice on the blog posts, mainly for myself but they could also be useful tips for other #startups ๐Ÿ˜Š My first startup post is already live๐Ÿคฉ you can find it here>>>>> www.textilecandy.blogspot.co.uk Iโ€™ve titled it โ€˜How to start up a start-upโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜ Here is just a snippet in my #tipoftheday all about how we should avoid comparing businesses and success and a little thing I do to help me stop this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Let me know what you think! As always Iโ€™m super interested to hear ๐Ÿ‘‚ your feedback and suggestions!
  7. Lots of new #positivity artworks available to buy in the shop today ๐Ÿ˜
£12 for the small ones and £15 for the larger squares๐Ÿ˜‰
All created by yours truly ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Š
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    Lots of new #positivity artworks available to buy in the shop today ๐Ÿ˜ ยฃ12 for the small ones and ยฃ15 for the larger squares๐Ÿ˜‰ All created by yours truly ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Š
  8. Here are 2 new necklaces that I forgot to feature yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ŠIf you’re looking for an #ethicalgift and love #seaglass then check out these new #recycledglass necklaces available on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy store ๐Ÿ˜‰
Super beautiful textured glass beads on a simple piece of soft suede AND only £18!
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#ethicallymade #ethicalisthenewblack #ethicaljewellery #recycledfashion #etsyshop #giftsforher #ecostyle #sociallyconscious #consciousfashion #ethicalfashion #madewithlove #craftsmanship
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    Here are 2 new necklaces that I forgot to feature yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ŠIf youโ€™re looking for an #ethicalgift and love #seaglass then check out these new #recycledglass necklaces available on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy store ๐Ÿ˜‰ Super beautiful textured glass beads on a simple piece of soft suede AND only ยฃ18! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #ethicallymade #ethicalisthenewblack #ethicaljewellery #recycledfashion #etsyshop #giftsforher #ecostyle #sociallyconscious #consciousfashion #ethicalfashion #madewithlove #craftsmanship
  9. I’ve been spending a bit of time on #productphotography ๐Ÿ“ท for my #etsyshop today ๐Ÿ˜ Here are a few of the new items that have just been listed on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy shop!
Prices range from £18-£22 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ All of these necklaces are made by me ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผusing 100% recycled glass beads sourced in Ghana. The Ghanaian beadmaking artisans collect glass bottles and grind them down into powder by hand ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ to make these beautiful #zerowaste recycled beads! To encourage and promote this amazing craft, 10% of all the profits from Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ recycled glass products will be donated to the Baobab foundation in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญA small school which offers 100 students a creative education in vocational courses including beadmaking ๐Ÿ˜

So if you fancy buying yourself/a loved one something pretty and doing some good at the same time check out the Etsy store link:
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www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio
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    Iโ€™ve been spending a bit of time on #productphotography ๐Ÿ“ท for my #etsyshop today ๐Ÿ˜ Here are a few of the new items that have just been listed on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy shop! Prices range from ยฃ18-ยฃ22 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ All of these necklaces are made by me ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผusing 100% recycled glass beads sourced in Ghana. The Ghanaian beadmaking artisans collect glass bottles and grind them down into powder by hand ๐Ÿคš๐Ÿฟ to make these beautiful #zerowaste recycled beads! To encourage and promote this amazing craft, 10% of all the profits from Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ recycled glass products will be donated to the Baobab foundation in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญA small school which offers 100 students a creative education in vocational courses including beadmaking ๐Ÿ˜ So if you fancy buying yourself/a loved one something pretty and doing some good at the same time check out the Etsy store link: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio
  10. Monday vibes๐Ÿ˜‚ This is exactly how I’m feeling this morning! ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
In preparation for the #makersmarket  yesterday I basically demolished my shop displays to take the products with me๐Ÿคญ
After a successful day at @_makersmarket in Manchester’s Northern Quarter I now have the huge task of unpacking everything that didn’t sell and creating some now displays for it! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ
This is definitely going to be a coffee infused day!#caffeinateandconquer
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    Monday vibes๐Ÿ˜‚ This is exactly how Iโ€™m feeling this morning! ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด In preparation for the #makersmarket yesterday I basically demolished my shop displays to take the products with me๐Ÿคญ After a successful day at @_makersmarket in Manchesterโ€™s Northern Quarter I now have the huge task of unpacking everything that didnโ€™t sell and creating some now displays for it! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ This is definitely going to be a coffee infused day!#caffeinateandconquer
  11. Ventured to Manchester’s Northern quarter today for a @_makersmarket #handmade fair ๐Ÿ˜ If any of you are in Manchester pop down to Stevenson square and say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ there’s music ๐ŸŽถ food ๐Ÿฅ˜ and loads of great stalls ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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    Ventured to Manchesterโ€™s Northern quarter today for a @_makersmarket #handmade fair ๐Ÿ˜ If any of you are in Manchester pop down to Stevenson square and say hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ thereโ€™s music ๐ŸŽถ food ๐Ÿฅ˜ and loads of great stalls ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
  12. New #recycledglass drop earrings ๐Ÿ‘‚ now available in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜

Perfect if you’re looking for a last minute #mothersdaygift ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    New #recycledglass drop earrings ๐Ÿ‘‚ now available in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜ Perfect if youโ€™re looking for a last minute #mothersdaygift ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. Happy International women’s day!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท‍โ™€๏ธ Since starting up my own business I have met and begun to follow so many amazing women who manage to juggle startups/relationships/having a family- so very inspirational! 
I think it’s so important for us, as women, to encourage and support each other.... here’s a new artwork I’ve been working on which I think has the perfect sentiment for #internationalwomensday so girls ...
โœจโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซโ˜€๏ธโœจโšก๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ LETS ROOT FOR EACH OTHER AND WATCH EACH OTHER GROW ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฟโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿƒ
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    Happy International womenโ€™s day!!! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ Since starting up my own business I have met and begun to follow so many amazing women who manage to juggle startups/relationships/having a family- so very inspirational! I think itโ€™s so important for us, as women, to encourage and support each other.... hereโ€™s a new artwork Iโ€™ve been working on which I think has the perfect sentiment for #internationalwomensday so girls ... โœจโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซโ˜€๏ธโœจโšก๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ LETS ROOT FOR EACH OTHER AND WATCH EACH OTHER GROW ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฟโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿƒ
  14. I’ve decided to male some pom-poms in bulk ๐Ÿ˜ so this morning I went on a lovely walk into #morecambe to get a HUGE stash of wool...this beautiful wall was opposite the wool shop๐Ÿ˜ Amazing how a little bit of artwork can completely change the atmosphere of a place ๐ŸŽจ 
I would love Yorkshire st(where my shop is located) to have artworks like this!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #morecambebay #regeneration #coastaltown #ukcoast #ukhighstreet #graffiti #localbusiness
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    Iโ€™ve decided to male some pom-poms in bulk ๐Ÿ˜ so this morning I went on a lovely walk into #morecambe to get a HUGE stash of wool...this beautiful wall was opposite the wool shop๐Ÿ˜ Amazing how a little bit of artwork can completely change the atmosphere of a place ๐ŸŽจ I would love Yorkshire st(where my shop is located) to have artworks like this!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #morecambebay #regeneration #coastaltown #ukcoast #ukhighstreet #graffiti #localbusiness
  15. This afternoon I’m packaging up some #statementnecklace #mothersdaygift orders ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ All Etsy orders come gift wrapped ๐Ÿ’ and any recycled glass โ™ป๏ธ products come with a FREE batik gift bag sewn by a Ghanaian seamstress ๐Ÿ˜ 
If you’re struggling to decide on a gift for Mother’s Day then take a look on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #etsyshop  all orders will arrive before Sunday ๐Ÿ˜

www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio

There’s a range of colour earrings, necklaces and keyrings ๐Ÿ˜
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    This afternoon Iโ€™m packaging up some #statementnecklace #mothersdaygift orders ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽ All Etsy orders come gift wrapped ๐Ÿ’ and any recycled glass โ™ป๏ธ products come with a FREE batik gift bag sewn by a Ghanaian seamstress ๐Ÿ˜ If youโ€™re struggling to decide on a gift for Motherโ€™s Day then take a look on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #etsyshop all orders will arrive before Sunday ๐Ÿ˜ www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio Thereโ€™s a range of colour earrings, necklaces and keyrings ๐Ÿ˜
  16. After making the super colourful Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #pompom window display I’ve had several requests for custom #pompomgarland products ๐Ÿ˜ 
SO.... I’ve decided to start selling some ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคš and this is the price list ๐Ÿ˜

They’re great for weddings ๐ŸŽฉ birthdays ๐ŸŽ‚ christenings or just to add a pop of colour to your walls! 
If anyone wants to get their hands on some of these just message me on Instagram or send me an email: Textilecandy@gmail.com
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    After making the super colourful Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ #pompom window display Iโ€™ve had several requests for custom #pompomgarland products ๐Ÿ˜ SO.... Iโ€™ve decided to start selling some ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿคš and this is the price list ๐Ÿ˜ Theyโ€™re great for weddings ๐ŸŽฉ birthdays ๐ŸŽ‚ christenings or just to add a pop of colour to your walls! If anyone wants to get their hands on some of these just message me on Instagram or send me an email: Textilecandy@gmail.com
  17. Happy Monday to you all ๐Ÿ˜˜

Made a new chalkboard sign for outside the shop today ๐Ÿ˜  Hoping the rain โ˜”๏ธ doesn’t wash away the writing โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #shoplocal #buyhandmade #smallbusiness
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    Happy Monday to you all ๐Ÿ˜˜ Made a new chalkboard sign for outside the shop today ๐Ÿ˜ Hoping the rain โ˜”๏ธ doesnโ€™t wash away the writing โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #shoplocal #buyhandmade #smallbusiness
  18. Sitting in the shop all day means I end up with a lot of free time to watch ๐Ÿ“บ tv programs like Grand designs, Amazing spaces, Salvage hunters...etc...Its turning me into a bit of a DIY wannabe ๐Ÿ˜‚

So today I had a DIY day and, with the help of my dad, created this copper and scaffolding jewellery stand ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”จ
Im going to try and squeeze in a lot more craft fairs this year(starting on Sunday 11th) and I needed a piece of furniture to add a bit of height to the stand!
So I designed this double bar jewellery display constructed out of an old scaffolding plank and some salvaged copper tube ๐Ÿ˜ 
I absolutely love how industrial and rough it looks and can’t wait to see how the jewellery collection looks on display ๐Ÿ˜

Here’s a few shots of the making process including a before and after sanding photo of the scaffold board- polished up beautifully ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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    Sitting in the shop all day means I end up with a lot of free time to watch ๐Ÿ“บ tv programs like Grand designs, Amazing spaces, Salvage hunters...etc...Its turning me into a bit of a DIY wannabe ๐Ÿ˜‚ So today I had a DIY day and, with the help of my dad, created this copper and scaffolding jewellery stand ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”จ Im going to try and squeeze in a lot more craft fairs this year(starting on Sunday 11th) and I needed a piece of furniture to add a bit of height to the stand! So I designed this double bar jewellery display constructed out of an old scaffolding plank and some salvaged copper tube ๐Ÿ˜ I absolutely love how industrial and rough it looks and canโ€™t wait to see how the jewellery collection looks on display ๐Ÿ˜ Hereโ€™s a few shots of the making process including a before and after sanding photo of the scaffold board- polished up beautifully ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
  19. Sold quite a few of these ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿคš#handpainted wooden #statementnecklaces as Mother’s Day presents this week ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’ 
They’re all completely unique and handpainted by yours truly ๐Ÿ˜‰ and just £27.50 ๐Ÿ’ธ (they also all come gift wrapped)
If you want to get your hands on one check out the Etsy store or pop in to see the shop on Yorkshire st ๐Ÿ˜
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www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio

If you swipe through these photos you can see a close up of the paint details and a shot of how the wooden beads look pre-painting ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐ŸŽจ
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    Sold quite a few of these ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿคš#handpainted wooden #statementnecklaces as Motherโ€™s Day presents this week ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ’ Theyโ€™re all completely unique and handpainted by yours truly ๐Ÿ˜‰ and just ยฃ27.50 ๐Ÿ’ธ (they also all come gift wrapped) If you want to get your hands on one check out the Etsy store or pop in to see the shop on Yorkshire st ๐Ÿ˜ >>>>>>>> www.etsy.com/shop/TextileCandyStudio If you swipe through these photos you can see a close up of the paint details and a shot of how the wooden beads look pre-painting ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐ŸŽจ
  20. I have made 30 sales YAY ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ This may seem like a relatively small number to a lot of you but I think it’s important to celebrate ALL achievements!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased from my Etsy store and left a review ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I really appreciate it!!!
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    I have made 30 sales YAY ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ This may seem like a relatively small number to a lot of you but I think itโ€™s important to celebrate ALL achievements! Thank you to everyone who has purchased from my Etsy store and left a review ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I really appreciate it!!!
  21. Working on a Pink Pom-Pom order for a customer ๐Ÿ’•
Surprisingly therapeutic although something tells me I would really hate it without these nifty Pom-pom making devices! They’re definitely the most useful present I’ve bought myself in 2018 ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Working on a Pink Pom-Pom order for a customer ๐Ÿ’• Surprisingly therapeutic although something tells me I would really hate it without these nifty Pom-pom making devices! Theyโ€™re definitely the most useful present Iโ€™ve bought myself in 2018 ๐Ÿ˜‚
  22. Happy Friday to you all ๐Ÿ˜ #fridayfeeling #tgif #glassbeads #recycledglass
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    Happy Friday to you all ๐Ÿ˜ #fridayfeeling #tgif #glassbeads #recycledglass
  23. As you may have guessed I am EXTREMELY enthusiastic about recycled glass โ™ป๏ธ and the Ghanaian craft of bead making ๐Ÿ˜ 
I just think turning used glass bottles  into these beautiful patterned beads is just SO inspiring! The craftsmen in the Krobo area literally turn trash into treasure ๐Ÿ˜Definitely worth getting excited about!!! Here are a few of the new recycled glass earrings ๐Ÿ‘‚ I’ve been working on ๐Ÿ˜‰ they’re up for grabs on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy store>>>>>
www.etsy.co.uk/TextileCandyStudio
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    As you may have guessed I am EXTREMELY enthusiastic about recycled glass โ™ป๏ธ and the Ghanaian craft of bead making ๐Ÿ˜ I just think turning used glass bottles into these beautiful patterned beads is just SO inspiring! The craftsmen in the Krobo area literally turn trash into treasure ๐Ÿ˜Definitely worth getting excited about!!! Here are a few of the new recycled glass earrings ๐Ÿ‘‚ Iโ€™ve been working on ๐Ÿ˜‰ theyโ€™re up for grabs on the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ Etsy store>>>>> www.etsy.co.uk/TextileCandyStudio
  24. Ever since deciding to leave my job people keep asking me what my plan is ๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“† where I see the business going and what I’m going to do next.....I always answer quite honestly in telling them that I have no idea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ For the first time in my adult life I have an end goal ๐Ÿฅ…with no plan for how to reach it ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธBUT that’s okay with me ๐Ÿ˜Š

I have moments where I think I’ve made a HUGE mistake in taking this risk ๐Ÿ“‰and sacrificing financial security ๐Ÿ’ต Moments where all of the material things I could be obtaining, if I’d stayed in my 9-5 fashion career, flash before my eyes ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿพโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿก.....but then I remember that I felt unfulfilled in that lifestyle!

When I’m having doubts like this I draw๐Ÿ–In fact the gallery wall/desk area of my shop is basically a self help zone of pep talk art๐Ÿ˜‚ This is one of the artworks I made to remind myself that it’s okay to have no plan because no plan=unlimited opportunities ๐Ÿ˜

Shout out to everyone on the non-plan-plan this Thursday ๐ŸŽ‰
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    Ever since deciding to leave my job people keep asking me what my plan is ๐Ÿ—“๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“† where I see the business going and what Iโ€™m going to do next.....I always answer quite honestly in telling them that I have no idea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ For the first time in my adult life I have an end goal ๐Ÿฅ…with no plan for how to reach it ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธBUT thatโ€™s okay with me ๐Ÿ˜Š I have moments where I think Iโ€™ve made a HUGE mistake in taking this risk ๐Ÿ“‰and sacrificing financial security ๐Ÿ’ต Moments where all of the material things I could be obtaining, if Iโ€™d stayed in my 9-5 fashion career, flash before my eyes ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿพโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿก.....but then I remember that I felt unfulfilled in that lifestyle! When Iโ€™m having doubts like this I draw๐Ÿ–In fact the gallery wall/desk area of my shop is basically a self help zone of pep talk art๐Ÿ˜‚ This is one of the artworks I made to remind myself that itโ€™s okay to have no plan because no plan=unlimited opportunities ๐Ÿ˜ Shout out to everyone on the non-plan-plan this Thursday ๐ŸŽ‰
  25. Trying out some new necklace designs using these fantastic recycled glass beads ๐Ÿ˜ The new products are on a soft suede cord and are adjustable in length- versatile ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
I know I know they don’t  look like recycled glass bottles....๐Ÿ’Žthey’re not transparent...they’re too patterned...they’re super colourful...๐Ÿ˜
That’s because they’ve had ๐ŸŒˆ coloured dye powder ๐ŸŽจ added to the hand ground ๐Ÿคš glass crystals before being re-fired in a kiln! 
Amazing process- the Ghanaian beadmaking artisans have completely perfected their craft ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Let me know what you think of these Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ newbies!!!
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    Trying out some new necklace designs using these fantastic recycled glass beads ๐Ÿ˜ The new products are on a soft suede cord and are adjustable in length- versatile ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know I know they donโ€™t look like recycled glass bottles....๐Ÿ’Žtheyโ€™re not transparent...theyโ€™re too patterned...theyโ€™re super colourful...๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s because theyโ€™ve had ๐ŸŒˆ coloured dye powder ๐ŸŽจ added to the hand ground ๐Ÿคš glass crystals before being re-fired in a kiln! Amazing process- the Ghanaian beadmaking artisans have completely perfected their craft ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Let me know what you think of these Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ newbies!!!
  26. There are 3 of these amazingly patterned #bolgabaskets in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop at the moment ๐Ÿ˜ They normally retail at around £50 on the high st but these ones are just £20(£25 for the one with the lid)๐Ÿ˜‰ They’re woven completely by hand ๐Ÿคš in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ such inspiring craftsmanship!

I’m using them to store plants ๐ŸŒฑ at the moment but they’re perfect for carrying groceries(now that you have to pay for carrier bags!) they also make great sewing/wool and storage baskets ๐Ÿ˜

Swipe >>>> through the photos to see the close up details ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me know if you’re interested!
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    There are 3 of these amazingly patterned #bolgabaskets in the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop at the moment ๐Ÿ˜ They normally retail at around ยฃ50 on the high st but these ones are just ยฃ20(ยฃ25 for the one with the lid)๐Ÿ˜‰ Theyโ€™re woven completely by hand ๐Ÿคš in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ such inspiring craftsmanship! Iโ€™m using them to store plants ๐ŸŒฑ at the moment but theyโ€™re perfect for carrying groceries(now that you have to pay for carrier bags!) they also make great sewing/wool and storage baskets ๐Ÿ˜ Swipe >>>> through the photos to see the close up details ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me know if youโ€™re interested! โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #ethicalgifts #mothersdaygift #saynotoplastic #noplasticbags #basketlove #bolgabasket #bohohome #bohodecor #bohobedroom #ecofriendly #sustainable #wovenbag #wovenbasket #ethicallymade #consciousconsumer #ecofriendly #artisan
  27. Just a quick photo of the outside of my cute little shop ๐Ÿ› 
No.70 Yorkshire St. Morecambe ๐Ÿ˜Š
Open until 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturday ๐Ÿ˜
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    Just a quick photo of the outside of my cute little shop ๐Ÿ› No.70 Yorkshire St. Morecambe ๐Ÿ˜Š Open until 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturday ๐Ÿ˜
  28. Just look ๐Ÿ‘€ at these super colourful necklaces in our windows today ๐ŸŒˆ

All are made from ๐Ÿ’ฏ % recycled glass bottles!!! All the beads in our collection have been hand sourced ๐Ÿคš at the Krobo bead market in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ and brought back to the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to be turned into these ribbon ๐ŸŽ€ necklaces ๐Ÿ˜

If the fun colours and zero waste/completely recycled qualities aren’t enough of an incentive to buy one of these then you should know that 10% of the profits from these necklaces is donated to the Baobab school in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ˜‰ you can #lookgood and #dogood  at the same time ๐ŸŽ‰
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    Just look ๐Ÿ‘€ at these super colourful necklaces in our windows today ๐ŸŒˆ All are made from ๐Ÿ’ฏ % recycled glass bottles!!! All the beads in our collection have been hand sourced ๐Ÿคš at the Krobo bead market in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ and brought back to the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง to be turned into these ribbon ๐ŸŽ€ necklaces ๐Ÿ˜ If the fun colours and zero waste/completely recycled qualities arenโ€™t enough of an incentive to buy one of these then you should know that 10% of the profits from these necklaces is donated to the Baobab school in Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ ๐Ÿ˜‰ you can #lookgood and #dogood at the same time ๐ŸŽ‰
  29. Some of the new #handpainted ๐ŸŽจ #tasselearrings we currently have in store! Just £18 ๐Ÿ˜ pop on down to Yorkshire st to get your hands ๐Ÿคš on a pair! >>>>swipe through the photos to see them close up>>>>>
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    Some of the new #handpainted ๐ŸŽจ #tasselearrings we currently have in store! Just ยฃ18 ๐Ÿ˜ pop on down to Yorkshire st to get your hands ๐Ÿคš on a pair! >>>>swipe through the photos to see them close up>>>>>
  30. Happy Monday everyone ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ Today is my first official trading day so I’m pretty excited ๐Ÿ˜† 
If you’re in the #morecambe area and looking for a #mothersdaygift pop down to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
We sell #handpaintedjewellery made from wooden beads, Jewellery made from #zerowaste #recycledglass bottles sourcesd in Ghana, #handpainted  artworks and bags and colourful #woodenkeychain pieces ๐Ÿ˜

We’re open 10-6 on weekdays and you can find us at โœจNo. 70 Yorkshire St โœจ
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    Happy Monday everyone ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒˆ Today is my first official trading day so Iโ€™m pretty excited ๐Ÿ˜† If youโ€™re in the #morecambe area and looking for a #mothersdaygift pop down to the Textile Candy ๐Ÿญ shop ๐Ÿ˜‰ We sell #handpaintedjewellery made from wooden beads, Jewellery made from #zerowaste #recycledglass bottles sourcesd in Ghana, #handpainted artworks and bags and colourful #woodenkeychain pieces ๐Ÿ˜ Weโ€™re open 10-6 on weekdays and you can find us at โœจNo. 70 Yorkshire St โœจ โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #handmadelancashire #caffeinateandconquer #mondaymotivation #coffee #smallbusiness #shoplocal #mothersday #mothersdayideas #morecambebay #shoplocal #shopsmall #peacelily #creativebiz #ethicallymade #consciousconsumer #ethicalisthenewblack #ethicalstyle #madeinghana #madeinengland
  31. One of my favourite photos from the shop launch ๐Ÿš€ two very happy customers wearing their #textilecandy #wooden #statementnecklace pieces ๐Ÿ˜
Plenty more of these creations available in store or online at the Textile Candy Studio ๐Ÿญ Etsy store>>>>>
www.etsy.co.uk/TextileCandyStudio
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    One of my favourite photos from the shop launch ๐Ÿš€ two very happy customers wearing their #textilecandy #wooden #statementnecklace pieces ๐Ÿ˜ Plenty more of these creations available in store or online at the Textile Candy Studio ๐Ÿญ Etsy store>>>>> www.etsy.co.uk/TextileCandyStudio
  32. Just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the shop opening today ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ It was great to see my little store full of happy people and equally great to make my first few sales ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you all for your support!
#thankyou #shoplaunch
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    Just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the shop opening today ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ It was great to see my little store full of happy people and equally great to make my first few sales ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you all for your support! #thankyou #shoplaunch
OPENING HOURS
Sunday: Day of rest

Monday: 10am -ย 6pm
Tuesday: 10am -ย 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am -ย 5pm
Come and visit our shop on Yorkshire St. Morecambe.ย ย 
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70 Yorkshire St.
Morecambe, Lancs
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