Friday, May 11, 2012

Cosy Candles & Aromas at a Ladies Pamper Evening.

Just thought I'd post up some pictures of my table layout from a Ladies Pamper Evening that I was invited to attend. It was being run by a local Townswomen Guild.Here's a couple of our table.

This is one with my daughter Laura-Jayne. She posed quite well considering she doesn't like having her photo taken.

Finally, this is one of me!! So now you can all see what I look like (OMG)

Hope that didn't scare everyone (ha ha)

The evening went quite well. Made a few sales but more importantly I got plenty of business cards out. I've a feeling that I'll be invited back to another one of their events. I also left them wit some of my business cards to hand out to the other Guilds with the local district. It would be great if one or two of them gave us a call. Fingers crossed.

Written by Ruby of

Monday, May 7, 2012

Introducing... Marika!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Marika's Jewelry
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? September 22, ,2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Jewellery
6. What do you sell? I sell jewellery using semi precious stones and sterling silver wire
7. Describe 2 of your current products.
a. Olive Jade Silver Necklace. This is a wire wrapped olive jade pear shaped stone, wrapped in 0.4 and 0.8mm sterling silver wire. It is attached to a sterling silver chain, approximately 45cm long.
b. Violet Sparkle set. I love this bracelet and earrings set. I assembled the pieces using Czech glass beads and sterling silver wire (all wire hand wrapped by me) and added some cute bone beads as dangles. The earwires are also hand forged by me using a wire tool called wigjig.

8. Tell me a bit about you...
I am Hungarian, having settled down 12 years ago in Cyprus, a beautiful Mediterranean island which I love. What is not to love about the summer days that you can spend at the beach with a good book in your hands, running to the sea to freshen up when the sun starts to become too hot! Also the safety that this island offers, where you are not always feeling pressured into locking your car, or your door or not always afraid to walk after dark as a girl on your own.
I am currently working in a corporate environment, but my dream is to leave all this behind and start out on my own as a jewelry designer/artist.

9. Do you have a website, or blog? Yes, it is at

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tracking traffic

Have you noticed on that you can track for yourself the site traffic?

No well, it's on the right hand side of the screen under the disclaimer. I thought it would be a good idea to see how people use the site, especially for those of you who advertise there. We must bare in mind that I only started tracking in mid August and so we missed a lot of information from the first 6 months... but there is certainly value to the information we have got (site meter also includes predictions).

I hope it helps?

Sara x