What is in a letter?

If you’ve connected to my Facebook page, or have visited my shop, you may have noticed the alphabet fairy has dropped by.

It has been on my mind to do letters for a while, and I’m so pleased I did as they were a pleasure to make.  One reason why, is that I can pretty much keep it freeform and go with the flow to create the look I’m after.


I’ll be honest though, I won’t be working through the alphabet, unless there is a demand, as some letters would be trickier (though that wouldn’t stop me trying!).

I’ve marketed these letters as pendant  necklaces or bag charms and most of my tags relate to “initial letter.”  My question is, when you see a letter, or monogram, is your name your initial thought (no pun intended!).


Bearing that in mind, would you wear a letter that wasn’t your initial, but meant something else to you ie your partner’s name, your pet name, or something more general like ‘peace’ or ‘love’?

It would be interesting to see if anyone thinks outside the box.  Let me know what you think?



What stole my mojo?


It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted regularly.

I feel quite guilty to be honest that I neglected my blog because I made such an effort to get it up and running in the first place.  Here’s the thing though – I had a website at the time and I made a conscious decision to remove my website in favour of opening an Etsy shop.  And so I took the leap and  I soon realised how much time and effort you need to run an Etsy shop.

I also realised that I was competing in a category that is the top category in Etsy – Jewellery/Jewelry.  It is estimated by December 2016 there will be 12,885,710 jewellery listings worldwide in Etsy.  So you can see, I’ve certainly got my work cut out trying to get my listings seen by shoppers!! At the end of the day though, it fits in with my lifestyle, and that suits me fine.

However, I realised I was missing my blog, and now I’ve got to the stage where I can  concentrate on both my shop and my blog.

Please feel free to take a peek at my shop  KarenJJewellery  You will see my wirework jewellery, but you will also see something else, very much unexpected and not jewellery related!

So a big thank you for joining me again and I look forward to connecting with you.

ps a big thank you to my Etsy colleague Metzli for helping me rediscover my blogging mojo!!