It’s a New Year, welcome to 2020! Whether 2019 was a smasher for you or a year you’d rather brush under the carpet and forget about, it’s the time now to work out what we want from the year ahead. From the point of view of both my personal life and running my business, I’ve
In theory we all know that there are great benefits to buying handmade. Whether we’re buying from local artisans and crafters, or supporting a handmade artist. Have you ever really thought about exactly what the advantage is of buying handmade, and who gets what out of the transaction? There are of course the benefits
Do you make handmade products and are thinking about selling at a craft fair soon? It may seem pretty overwhelming knowing what to take with you on the day if you’ve never done it before. How do I prepare for it? What are the essentials I need to remember when selling at a craft fair?
Over the years I’ve had a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs with both my physical and mental health. A few years ago, I went through a really rough patch with my mental health – I was suffering from depression, as well as severe panic attacks and anxiety that was affecting every aspect of my
Well, to say it’s been a baptism of fire into the world of business would be an understatement. In the week of launching the website, Made By Rachel also opened up in a local shop in collaboration with another great new start up business, Darn It & Stitch. In that ever talked about five-year plan
The day of launching my website has finally come!! If you’ve not heard of Made By Rachel before, I hand craft bespoke jewellery and other crafts. Most of my jewellery and craft products are based on the medium of polymer clay, which I have then shaped, hand-painted or moulded intricate patterns and designs into to