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  1. Starting the conversation...

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    Mental health has always been such a taboo topic – which is kind of ridiculous when you think about it… I mean people get sick all the time, we develop various ailments throughout our lives and they’re usually met with a ‘Get Well Soon’ card. But it’s not the same with mental health issues – they’re often swept under the carpet. 

    Sometimes it’s because people don’t look ‘poorly’ and other times it’s because we simply don’t know what to say.  Which I think is where we come in.   I often write about my jewellery that it says what you want to, simply and eloquently.

    For this reason we were delighted to work with Funky Pigeon.com on their ‘Believe’ and ‘Happy’ campaign during mental health awareness week which launches on the 14th May.

    As a mother myself, Amy’s story resonates with me, the life change from carefree to carer, the lack of sleep and the omnipresent worry that you’re not doing anything right is all new territory.

    Admitting that you’re only just coping in any given situation is not easy for most of us… and the single best way back from the edge is by talking to someone you trust.  Sometimes it’s the smallest gesture that starts that difficult conversation, or the start of the long journey out of the mist, and it is a journey. In sporting terms it’s often a marathon, not a sprint. 

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    As a designer, my jewellery is really a reflection of the way I see the world and I’ve had my fair share of learning experiences (many I would not choose to repeat) They all teach you something and whilst I think of myself as a positive person we all need a little boost now and again.  We need to be reminded that we are not alone and perhaps that we are not facing our demons alone.

    Jewellery has been worn as talismans throughout the ages so its perfectly placed to be worn as a daily reminder that things can get better… because we have to believe that things can get better… So such a simple act as glancing in the mirror and seeing your ‘Believe’ necklace might be all the boost you need that day !

    The messages on our jewellery or gift cards are all positive and wonderful reminders that moments of mindfulness are essential for our mental wellbeing and more importantly than that even, that someone loves us !

    When I package up our jewellery I’m reminded that actually I’m packaging up love from one person to another – my jewellery is simply the carrier…

    So please support mental health awareness week, join the conversation and help end the stigma around mental health issues...

    For more information please go to :  https://www.funkypigeon.com/believe-in-happy

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Girlboss, basically a badass..!

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    So what's a #Girlboss ?

    In case you haven't heard the term, a Girlboss is basically an idea that's come of its time.  Based on the book by Sophia Amoruso of hte same title.  Sophie's definition of a girlboss is 'someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. She takes control and accepts responsibility.

    She has a vision and she knows where she's going but she wants to have some fun along the way !  She takes life seriously, but not herself. She's going to change the world, or at least contribute to it in a positive way. She's bright, hardworking and in laymans terms she's 'going for it'

    Basically she's a badass !

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    When i look around me i'm surrounded with strong women that fit this description, they're working, making plans, running businesses alongside family life, raising children (often alone) and making stuff happen. They inspire me every day because i see them on their tough days and on their not so sure of life days too.  So we created the Girlboss collection as a homage to these women because even the most badass of us needs a little nudge or reminder that they're doing ok from time to time..!

    Choose from some iconic slogans, naturally we have #Girlboss to start us off, but how about 'Classy, Sassy & Badassy' or the 'Super mega awesome' for good measure? We created pieces with slogans that either say it how it is, or we simply fell in love with because they inspired us... 

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    Oh and did we mention Unicorns?  Yes, there are unicorns in Girlboss along with coffee cups and wine glasses because whether your a protein shake kinda girl or your run entirely on caffeine there's a girlboss piece of jewellery just for you... and wine ?  Because its always wine o clock somewhere. 

    Our collection is made from Sterling Silver and finished where appropriate with Gold or rose gold plating.  This collection features our own designs so you won't see these pieces everywhere and comes in our signature branded elegant monochrome packaging. Girlboss is the perfect gift for the women in your life who are making things happen or as a present for yourself or a daily reminder that you've got this sh*t handled.

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