Elizabeth Anne Norris

Jewellery Designer / Maker


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My New Website is Live!

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Excited to announce my new blog and website ! I won’t be blogging here after this so please go and check out my New Blog here and my New Website here.

 


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Exciting Collaboration with Brighton Lace

I’ve long been an admirer of the lush lace lingerie designed by Brighton Lace so when I met the designer, the lovely Lou, recently we decided to join forces for a lace inspired Valentines treat. The idea for our Valentines collaboration came about at a recent Brighton Etsy Team meet up. Realising we both have a love of lace, and who doesn’t?, we matched up her sizzling Brighton Lace lingerie with my lace inspired jewellery collection for you.

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The beautiful and super flattering handmade soft lace sets by Brighton Lace are a perfect match with my handmade silver lace rings and pendant. The silver for my jewellery has been textured with a band of lace, available in white or black. Take a look at the gorgeous jewellery and lingerie combos we’ve put together. What do you think? Please leave your feedback in the comments below.

For more details please visit the Brighton Lace Shop and Elizabeth Anne Norris Jewellery Shop.

 

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Full details about all the items featured are below:

Red Lace Lingerie Set, £45

White Lace Silver Ring, £49.80

Black Lace Lingerie Set, £45

Black Lace Silver Ring, £49.80

White Lace Silver Necklace, £45

 

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RIP David Bowie

David Bowie

I first listened to David Bowie while on a family holiday at a cottage in Bamburgh circa 1980. Me and my cousins played Space Oddity on an 8 track cassette cartridge (pre cassette tape) on something like a Lear Jet player that was in the living room of the cottage. Space Oddity was my favourite track on that holiday and played it non stop. This sad day has brought back so many memories. I have Bowie songs on a loop in my head right now. It’s hard not to have his music influence your life in some way. What a talent and such a sad loss.

RIP David Bowie

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Reflecting on 2015 and setting new goals !

 

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Reflecting on 2015

So I sat down this morning and thought back through 2015. I’ve written the following mainly for myself but if you find any of it inspiring or useful then that it fantastic. Happy New Year Everyone !

My business goals for 2015 were…

  • Double my jewellery sales
  • Get professional modelled photos done for my jewellery collections

My personal goals were…

Can you believe I didn’t have any personal goals for 2015. Tut tut!

 

 

My achievements of 2015 

  • Giving up part time employment and embraced full time self employment
  • Setting up a business account (can’t believe I haven’t done it before)
  • I organised and centralised my business info so it can be accessed anywhere
  • Increasing my online shop sales by 26%
  • Increasing my bricks and mortar shop sales by 100%
  • Finding a photographer who I really like. She’s taken some stunning lifestyle shots of my jewellery
  • Being approached to write a book. I experienced the preparatory work for this although the book wasn’t selected for publishing in the end
  • Volunteering in an art gallery
  • Being interviewed by AOH and Folksy for articles

Areas that need some work…

  • I didn’t save enough for a professional modelled photo shoot but this is still very much a goal
  • I experienced 3 big changes in a short time which made things very challenging. Some decisions I made were not the best but I will try to learn from them to make better choices next time
  • I didn’t always get things right, I am learning all the time. I will look at my failures as part of the learning process that will help me improve

My new business goals for 2016 are to:

  • Arrange a professional modelled photo shoot
  • Build on my portfolio of professional styled photos
  • Set up at least 2 more online outlets for my designs
  • Find at least 2 more bricks and mortar outlets for my designs
  • Seek out new avenues for promotion in magazines and blogs
  • Get more help to free up time for me to work on my biz
  • Design two new jewellery collections
  • Focus and improve upon areas of my biz that have worked best in 2015

happiness-gratitude-jarMy personal goals for 2016 are:

  • Start a gratitude jar
  • More self love
  • Be more healthy and active
  • Make my home more homely
  • Do more things that inspire me eg. exhibitions, country walks, music
  • Plan to see friends more often

 

My grateful THANK YOUs go to…

  • The invaluable help I have found in Sue my hand model, Dave my engraver, Marek my stone setter, Gemma my lifestyle photographer, Vix my accountant, Jacques videographer, Charlie my logo designer, Jo my hairdresser who is so much more than that.
  • Jenny and Helen, friends who run their own biz, who’ve become great sounding boards
  • My mum and dad for their continual support and encouragement
  • My close friends who support me though thick and thin
  • My customers and students for continued support and inspiration
  • The Brighton Etsy Team for support and so much hard work organising team events
  • My online followers; over 3000 Twitter followers, over 1000 Facebook fans, over 1000 Instagram followers and 66 blog followers

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Soundtrack of 2015

Nico, The Fairest Of Seasons which to me is about how difficult it is making decisions sometimes. We all make some good and bad choices but it’s important to learn from them all.

What are your 2016 goals? What soundtrack would you put to 2015? Please let me know as a comment below, thank you.

 

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Elizabeth Anne Norris  Jewellery Designer / Jewellery Teacher

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Christmas 2015 Final Postal Dates

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Santa Dash Photo by Chriskueh 

It’s that time of year when I remind you all of the final posting dates for the busy Christmas period. Below are the final postal dates from the United Kingdom to the rest of the world as recommended by Royal Mail. It gives the last date that you should post your gifts and cards so that they will arrive before Christmas.

These dates also apply when ordering gifts online, if you would like to receive and wrap them in time for Christmas day that is! As all my silver jewellery is handmade in Brighton UK and my personalised jewellery is made to order please give me the necessary time to  make your jewellery for you. I recommend allowing at least 3 working days before the dates below to place your order. Many thanks.

Click here to browse and my online shop now and don’t forget to order in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Friday 4 December Africa, Middle East

Monday 7 December Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Tuesday 8 December Caribbean, Central & South America

Thursday 10 December Greece, Australia, New Zealand

Monday 14 December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Tuesday 15 December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Wednesday 16 December Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain

Thursday 17 December France

Friday 18 December Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland

Monday 21 December 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Wednesday 23 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

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Personalised Silver Rings – My Favourites

Over recent years handmade personalised silver jewellery has become a big thing and it’s no wonder. More and more people are appreciating handmade jewellery and with that comes the provision of personalized jewelry that is unique to the person it is made for. What could be more special?

I’ve had the pleasure of making personalised silver rings for my customers on many happy occasions like engagement, wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation and birth of twins. Some of the message rings are gifts for inspiration, words to live by, encouragement rings that can be worn always. I thought it was about time I shared a few of my favourites inscribed rings with you.

You can click on the images to find out more about each personalised ring design…

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Best Friend Ring

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Graduation Ring

Graduation Ring

Pinkie Ring

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Love Ring

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Promise Ring

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Secret Message Ring

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Birth of Twins Ring

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Date Ring

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Wedding Bands

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Encouragement and Inspiration Rings

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Perhaps these have given you a few personalised gift ideas for best friend, bridesmaid, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife ?

If you were thinking of a Christmas gift what would yours say? Please let me know in the comments below, thanks.

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Christmas Gift Guide, gifts for her.

So excited to have my Floral Heart Pendant featured in the fabulous Brighton Etsy Blog today.

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Take a look at their gift guide here:  Christmas Gift Guide, gifts for her.