Wicked Princess Beads is a small Brick & Mortar Shop in Galgorm Ballymena & an Online Bead supplier to the Jewellery making people that lives locally as well as in the UK and Europe.
Our Blog is designed to showcase our products and our customers creations from those products. It also looks at trends and colours which are in season
Last October, I sat beside a Young Lady at the introduction day at the Church Street Craft Market in Ballymena Business Centre in Church Street for the very first time and immediately I liked her.
She was so full of life, it was bursting from her. When she spoke it was like a light in the darkness, She radiated Life and she is full of it, when she talks to you, it's as quick as the words come out, she is like an overflowing fountain. After talking to her, you feel the same.
And I still didn't know her name
Her name is Gemma Lowry.
A Graduate from Ulster University in Belfast, she started her own Company
Laird & Gillie
And in That Title, there is a story also.
She uses Fabrics and Tweeds to make the most Beautiful Cushions, Pictures, Etc.
She is now working on launching her Dog Collars & Coats Line, aided by her faithful Model Millie, shown here modelling a New Coat & Collar.
Here is just some of the colours of Irish & Scottish Tweeds, that Gemma uses
Below are a small selection of her Designs.
A Selection of Pictures, Dog Collars (Millie posing again) & Cushions
( The Black & White Cushion was taken from a Photo of the Dog & was
Gemma's very first U.S. order)
Check out her bespoke work on Facebook
A Beautiful bag for Stuff, We all need one of them. We always have Stuff
Pick your Very Own Wedding Charms for Entourage, on the most Special Day of Your Life.
Visitors to our Website & our Blog, will know that we sell Antique Silver Heart Shaped Charms, with a Pretty Clear Crystal Rhinestone.
These usually sell in packets of 5 @ £1.25.
But Now we are doing a special Service. We are now selling complete sets of your own Bespoke Entourage Sets.
Each Charms costs only 25p each and you can Customize your Wedding Top Table.
Choose as many of the Bridesmaid, or Groomsman Hearts, so that no one is left, out, even the In - Laws, can get their very own charm, as a memory of your Special Day.
These Charms can be added to Chains as a necklace or Bracelet, Handbag Charms, Key rings, Wine Glass Charms. You can customize your creations with a colour similar to your Bridesmaids Dresses or Male Entourage's Suits.
Yesterday, Gary & myself went to Larne, to do a Photo Shoot for Kitchens Direct NI.
We had a number of houses to do in a new build called Portland Hall, off the Linn Road .
We had a bit of an eventful journey , as they are building a super new road to Larne. We took the wrong turning and ended up having to go back and start again.
You may ask why, we didn't use a GPS device, We did, but the problem was that because a lot of the road is new, we kept ending up either in the Twilight Zone or the Bermuda Triangle, because the road kept disappearing on our GPS device.
Needless to say the two of us had a right old laugh, as we usually do.
But we arrived about 30 minutes late and got down to work,
We would like to thank the Builder and his sons for their help and the occupants of these beautiful new houses, into their homes
Here is a few of the kitchens.
Why Not Contact Elaine @ Kitchens Direct Ni, for more information.
This Month, is Social Media Month at Wicked Princess Beads
Why you ask are we sharing, these ideas.
We are looking at it as " Paying It Forward "
We have been given help over the last 3 years, by different people, who when I got talking to, didn't know a lot about using Social Media to help their business grow.
So I decided, to have a look around and find bits & pieces, that we use to help our business grow.
NOW, we are not going to promise, that you will become a millionaire overnight ( I Wish), but it will help you understand, what you can use, hopefully how to you use it and how it will help your business.
Things like how to schedule, how to use labels or keywords, the use of hashtags, when to post, how to target your customer, how to create events and offers as well as to help drive your business
This is part of my "I Will " promise for this year, so keep an eye out for the Social Media Month with Wicked Princess Beads.
Lucite Green, another of this years colours, is yet again a great colour to Stand Alone and an absolute must as a combination collection. It is a Beautiful Spring/ Summer colour as it is bright, eye catching and is like a breath of Spring, at this time of the year Where some of you may not agree with me and think, its a bit old fashioned. Well I don't think so. Have a look as some of these Ideas and then let me know, if I am wrong :)
Now There is so much you could get that special person in your life, But did you not buy them that Last Year..ooops.
Flowers are Nice, so are Diamonds, Don't forget the Card, The Chocolates and that special Dinner as well as the Wine.
Then you have to get them that little special gift.
But did you know the St. Valentines has more meaning than the pressies ans so on.
It is a day to retake your vows, if you are married. It is meant also to be coming of Spring, It is a day, to remember how important some people are in your life and also to send a card to someone you really like, anonymously.
So, if you get a card, this year from someone, feel privileged that you are part of a Special day
Are being dominated by this year's colour, Marsala. There are some others, that are as striking and beautiful as either a Stand Alone or as a combination Wedding Colour.
For me Toasted Almond, is one of the Colours, which strikes me as one of the best of this year, it will also be an excellent combination colour added to others of this year's selection, such as Royal Blue, Tangerine or Lucite Green and Marsala as well.
Here is a few examples of why I think it is going to be a popular choice for this year
Toasted Almond Selection
Beautiful Almond Coloured Shoes
Dresses, Cake, Bouquet and Table Center Piece
Another Selection of Bridesmaid & Flowergirl Dresses
Wedding Cake with Cream & Almond Colored Flowers
Another Toasted Almond Collection
Selection Of Bow Ties, for the Male Entourage
Table Settings, Invitations, and other Almond Themed Ideas