My 30 Day Jewellery Challenge on Instagram
I’m currently taking part in a 30 day jewellery challenge over on Instagram. You can follow my progress here to see how I’m doing.
Why I decided to take part in the jewellery challenge
If you’re asking yourself why I decided to take part in the jewellery challenge, I’ll tell you. If you’ve read my previous blog post about setting goals you’ll know I like to set myself challenges and goals. This is a good way for me to learn, improve and progress with Elizabeth Anne Norris Jewellery.
When I stumbled upon a comment about an Instagram course, run by Jessica from the Jewellery Academy it piqued my interest. I thought it would be a good way to refresh my enthusiasm for Instagram and learn some new ways I get the message about my sustainably made jewellery across to my followers. I took a look at the course and signed up immediately.
Part of the Instagram course is a 30 day instagram challenge that I’m currently on day 8 of. You can see what I’ve posted on Instagram so far here.
What’s the jewellery challenge all about?
The jewellery challenge on Instagram has been set by Jessica from the Jewellery Academy. The jewellery challenge consists of 30 days of prompts as suggestions for what to post on Instagram. The prompts include:
- A photo of yourself
- Work in progress pics
- Jewellery close ups
- A jewellery collection
- Inspiring quotes
- Where the jewellery can be bought
- The list goes on
Following these prompts, the challenge is to post something relevant each day for 30 days in a row, no easy task!
Probably the most important part of the challenge, for me, is to clarify the take home message I want my followers to have about my handmade sustainable jewellery. To me the key factors are:
- To appeal to those who appreciate high quality made to last jewellery
- The importance of offering sustainable jewellery that is ethically made
- That most of my jewellery and packaging is made from recycled materials
- My passion for handmade jewellery over mass produced manufactured jewellery
- My love of tools and the traditional jewellery making process
Along with each post on Instagram we have been asked to include the hashtag #30daysofjewellery. This means that all the jewellers taking part in the jewellery challenge can search this hashtag and follow each others progress. It’s been a lovely way to meet and get to know other jewellers on Instagram.
The hashtag #30daysofjewellery is not only for jewellers. If you use Instagram you can go to the search tab and type in this hashtag to find all the jewellers taking part in the jewellery challenge too.
Check out how I’m doing and leave your comment
So far the 30 day jewellery challenge on Instagram has been fun, challenging, and a great way to meet other jewellers and find out about my followers.
I urge you to pop over to Instagram now, follow me and see what you think of my challenge. You can visit my Instagram page here. Please leave your feedback and comments in reply to the questions on my posts. I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading.
It’s Spring Giveaway Time over on Facebook
Would you (or someone you know) like to win this gorgeous recycled silver handmade floral heart pendant worth £80?
YES! Then just follow the simple rules below…
- Like our FB page https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnneNorrisJewellery/
- Click Here to Like the giveaway post on our FB page
- Click Here and leave your comment below the giveaway post on our FB page to say why you’d like to win
- Entries must be received before midnight (GMT) on 31 March 2018
- Entrants must be 18 or over
- Entrants can be resident worldwide
- One winner will be picked at random and announced on FB
- The winner must be willing to provide a valid postal address to receive their prize
- This offer is not transferable for the monetary value of the prize
- Each entrant must acknowledge a complete release of Facebook from this giveaway
- This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
For full details on this beautiful silver heart necklace click here.
The very best of luck and don’t forget to keep checking Facebook for the announcement of the winner.
Natalie and Stella – Wedding Ring Making
I’m so excited to show you the photos from a recent shoot when Natalie and Stella came to my Brighton workshop and made their wedding rings. We were so lucky that Gemma from Betti Confetti Photo was able to come and document the wedding ring making with her clever wedding photography skills too.
Gemma photographed the day
If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know I now run wedding ring workshops where couples can do all the wedding ring making themselves. With all the expert advice from me on hand you don’t need any prior experience. Well, earlier this year I took part in the happily ever after wedding fair at Brighton Racecourse and chatted to couples about my wedding ring workshops. At the fair I shared a stand with Gemma from Betti Confetti Photo. You’ve probably heard me mention Gemma before as she has done some wonderful product photography for me and more recently a successful model jewellery photo shoot too. You may have read my blog post interview with her here?
At the wedding fair Gemma and I teamed up to ran a giveaway contest for one couple to win a make your own wedding rings workshop including a pre-wedding photo shoot. One of the couples we chatted to at the wedding fair in Brighton were Natalie, from Wilding Wedding Planners, and her partner Stella. Natalie and Stella, who are currently planning their True Romance inspired wedding, entered our competition and won!
It was a giggle
After discussing what ring designs Natalie and Stella wanted we arranged for them to come and make their wedding rings at my jewellery workshop on the border of Brighton and Hove. We had such a fun morning heating, hammering, soldering and polishing the metal. By the end of the session they had produced the silver and gold wedding rings that they had dreamt of.
Time to celebrate!
Once Natalie and Stella had completed their wedding rings they celebrated with a glass of bubbly whilst they tried on their rings.
Love was in the air
Delighted with the results Natalie and Stella wandered off exploring the nooks of Brighton where Gemma captured some beautiful photos of them admiring their newly made wedding rings. I love the inscriptions they added to their rings!
The love between this pair is pretty obvious and I really wish them all the best for their wedding next year. I’m so happy to have met Natalie and Stella and to have helped them to design and make their wedding rings for their big day.
Could you do it?
In four short hours, having been guided step by step through the wedding ring making process, Natalie and Stella handmade their rings from scratch. They had no previous experience of ring making or traditional jewellery making techniques. The resulting rings are totally what they were after. The wedding rings made in sterling silver, rose gold and yellow gold are unique to them and very cool!
If you’re getting married and I thinking about wedding ring making yourselves you can read more about what to expect here. If you have any questions about wedding ring designs, the ring making process or anything else feel free to contact me here or leave your comment below. Thank you.
If you like the photos from Natalie and Stella’s pre-wedding photo shoot hop over to find out more about the services on offer from wedding photographer Gemma.
And if you love Natalie’s style why not find out how her wedding planning works here.
So excited! I’m organising my first photo shoot and I’m looking for a model to wear my jewellery. Can you help? Are you a model? Do you know a model? Get in touch by leaving a comment below or emailing me via my contact page. Thank you.
Below is the ad I posted today:
Model Wanted For Jewellery Photoshoot In Brighton
I’m looking for a female model for a jewellery photoshoot in Brighton. I’m a jewellery designer called Elizabeth Anne Norris. My contemporary jewellery designs are entirely handmade with simple lines and a feminine feel. I’m looking for a female model to come and do a half/full day studio photo shoot in Brighton. Date to be confirmed.
Ideally you will be…
- aged 20-35
- Looking for some jewellery modelling experience
- Wanting to add to your portfolio shots
- A natural beauty with medium/long hair
- A lover of silver jewellery with a complexion to suit
- Willing to show off your good assets ie. ears, neck, wrists and hands
Uncropped shots will be head and shoulders only. Many shots will be cropped close to showcase the jewellery. Please get in contact if you are interested and I’ll fill you in with more details. Can’t wait to hear from you.