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Welcome to my blog

 

Hi I am a jewellery designer based in South Belfast, Northern Ireland. This is my first blog and its exciting and scary all in one!

I will be  updating you all on my inspiration for my designs and showing the process i go through to make my pieces.

HAPPY READING!

By katrina lucas, Aug 19 2019 12:29PM

Is anyone feeling sad that this is the last week of the summer holidays (those that have children of school age)? I'm a bit on the fence... i will miss the later wake up of 8 am but I won’t miss the fighting between the kids...I’ve def had enough of listening to "I’m not playing with you" or "MUMMMMMMMMMM she's not being nice to me". Yep I think its safe to say I won't miss hearing this lol.

Anyway last week was a very busy week for me and KLjewellerydesigns. I got my first photobook ordered (and received today :)), this is showing off my sealife collection and I have to say I'm loving it and looking forward to doing my next one showing off my vintage collection. I also managed to set up a new face book page for KLjewellerydesigns click here to check it out and hit like and follow to see my new items as I post them:



I had a relaxing jewellery morning with the lovely Romayne...these help us both to stay focused on our jewellery....thats when we are not going off track lol. I posted my first give away in ages on my FB page and the lovely Orla won the little turtle studs...they are so cute and will be missed but I know they are off to a good home!

I have not been neglecting my classes....I've got some new moulds made and some new beads got for a private jewellery party at the end of August plus I'm setting up a new jewellery class in 2020 which is exciting so stayed tuned to hear all about it...

Well thats about it for today, I will be checking in again next week,

until then

Kat xxx




By katrina lucas, Aug 12 2019 12:17PM

Afternoon all! I hope you all had a great weekend? One of the girlies(Mollie) was playing in a brass band concert on Saturday night in Armagh and I have to say it was amazing...we have been to a few but this was very uplifting and it was great to see her play alongside other musicians (age range was from 8-68 - very impressive). It was a late night so we decided that we would take it easy on Sunday, so my husband spent it gardening and the girlies scootered which left me to play in my studio. This seemed to have given me the motivation I need for today and was lacking last week....maybe I need to do this every Sunday? Even if its just a half hour to organise my week ahead. Is this something any of you do? Maybe your thinking i'm a bit slow to only be realising this now lol. I'd love to hear how you get ready for Monday morning and the week ahead.

Last week I thought I only had a couple of pieces to add to my website but it turns out there was a bit more lol. But they are now all there so feel free to check them out, there is more nature inspired pieces... www.kljewellerydesigns.com

There is also free delivery this month just type in augustfree at checkout to activate this.

Next today i will be sending out a newsletter so if you would like to see this just sign up for it at either www.belfastschoolofjewellery.com or at www.kljewellerydesigns.com

(you can unsubscribe at any point if you feel its not for you).

Well thats all for today,

chat soon, Katrina x



By katrina lucas, Aug 5 2019 09:59AM

Does anyone else find it hard to get going on a Monday morning? Normally i'm not too bad, especially if i've got up and went for a swim. However today just doesn't seem to be going well. I got up for my swim but didn't do as well as I normally do, it felt like a bit of a struggle to be honest. Maybe thats why my Monday morning is going in slow motion? But i'm determined to get at least a bit done before I take a break and fingers crossed I come back with more enthusiasm. I thought starting with my blog was the best place to motivate myself. Also i've decided getting something for free always makes me feel a bit better so i've decided that for the month of August there will be free delivery from my site :) just enter the code augustfree at checkout.

With my girlies last week we managed a jewellery morning...of course they wanted to make more shell necklaces....they def have a selection to choose from now lol.

Also last week I managed to get a couple of Bee items on for sale...I still have some musical pieces to put on then I think that will be everything I hoped to get on for this summer. Plus I managed to sort out most of my pictures into their correct folders (there was hundreds of photos so this felt like a massive achievement).

While i've been trying to get my items uploaded i've noticed lots of areas on my site needing improvement so I think I will tackle this and also try and get some new photos uploaded for some of my pieces. If you have any ideas on how you would like my site improved please feel free to leave a comment as I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Soooo.....do I feel any more motivated after writing this?......maybe 10% I thought writing my achievements from last week and what i'm planning for this week and next would really give me a boost but I think I prob need to take that break sooner rather than later lol.

Anyway, until next week,

Katrina xx

And don't forget if you want to keep up to date on any recent offers or what i'm planning for the near future please sign up to my newsletter at www.kljewellerydesigns.com (you can unsubscribe from it at any time if its not for you).x



By katrina lucas, Jul 29 2019 10:36AM

My summer is flying by...I can't believe its the last week of July already. Last week went by in a bit of a blur. It was the first week the girls were in a summer scheme for the full week from 10am-3pm. I used that week to update my sealife collection, checkout the gallery of photos at:

https://www.kljewellerydesigns.com/sea-life-collection/4594573557

I met with the wonderful Romayne and we did a photoshoot as the weather was lovely and we finished a christening bracelet.

I also managed to get a few appointments done (most importantly get my hair done at the hairdressers) and fit in a date day with my husband, as it was our 11th wedding anniversary. We took a trip to Whitehead, had tea and cake in a vintage tea room, took a walk down by the water then drive as close to the lighthouse as possible and do a bit of the coastal walk around it.....this is such a beautiful walk and I def recommend it if you’re in the area or for a day trip.

So it was one busy week, I’m hoping this week will be equally productive......

Well its time to make the lunches now before the kids go to this weeks summer scheme (gymnastics from 12.30-2.30).

Chat soon

Katrina xx



By katrina lucas, Jul 22 2019 01:46PM

Hello all…can you believe how beautiful the weather is today? So far I have managed to get out and do a photo shoot with the lovely Romayne today. Modelling her lovely jewellery and some of my vintage pieces….thats right wearing one of my dresses I bought and mentioned in last weeks blog. Once I have them sorted I will post some. We also managed to finish a christening bracelet Romayne had started (check us out) and I did a bit of a tidy up in my studio as there is lots of kids toys, paints and plants keeping me company at the minute....I think because I’m not working in here consistently over the summer everyone is trying to claim my space! Todays sun has me feeling energised and once I finish up here I’m looking forward to picking the kids up from their dance summer scheme and enjoy a bit of outdoors time with them.

Last week felt productive as I got all my vintage pieces on my website now but I just need to get a few more model pictures with the right clothing….the photography for all jewellery is ongoing! But this week I’m going to change from my vintage jewellery to my sealife jewellery. Did you know that from April next year England will no longer be selling plastic straws, plastic cotton buds and plastic stirrers that’s right they are banned. This is another step forward in trying to save our ocean from plastic pollution, we are still along way away from solving the issue but every step in the right direction makes me do a happy dance. To share my happiness I’m offering 10 % off all sealife jewellery from my website until Friday 27th July just click on this link and add sealife10 at checkout www.kljewellerydesigns.com

We also managed our weekly trip to the beach. We went on Saturday and it wasn’t warm but we collected some drift wood and Maisie enjoyed some personal dance time, which was lovely to watch.

Well that’s all for this week, enjoy your shopping and don’t forget if you want to keep up to date with whats happening here and receive any offers sign up to my newsletter which you can do on both:

www.kljewellerydesigns.com

www.belfastschoolofjewellery.com

Chat soon Katrina x



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