The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.George Carlin.
For a change, I was on the case in addressing what I was going to wear this Christmas, largely because my catalogue sent me a good discount voucher, so I was able to get the items I’d already turned the page corner over for. I’m almost always a last minute panic sort of girl, so this makes a refreshing change. It’s actually the only Christmas matter that I’ve dealt with, so I don’t have grounds for getting even the slightest bit smug. Although I have now ordered the turkey, so that’s the important stuff dealt with.
The reason for telling you this is that the purchase of festive garments necessitated appropriate accessories – obviously. I normally make myself something quick and inexpensive with beads to match the outfit and one of my tops has a lower neckline than I’m usually seen sporting, so I thought I could stand something rather more bold. Having got many ‘Black Friday’ emails from suppliers about the bargains to be had, I set off to see what goodies I could snag to make my festive shinies.
This led to the purchase of several rather large Swarovski crystals and a commercially made setting to take two, which will be just the ticket for some festive sparkle. Looking at Swarovski items, I had several ideas for Christmas presents, allowing me to tick a few more things off my rather poorly progressing list and that set me to wondering about thank you gifts for my customers too.
So I added some more items to my baskets and have decided to make and give away some little items of Swarovski sparkle with all orders over £18 in December – I was going to set it at £20, but as I sell a lot of items at £18 and £19, it felt more appropriate to drop it accordingly.
I have some single crystal stud earrings with Swarovski Element crystals and surgical steel posts and some little heart crystal pendants that I’ll give sway with orders over £35.
There’s nothing beats the twinkle you get from Swarovski crystals; the pristine cuts and the clarity of the facets really do catch the light – and makes it almost impossible to do them justice in photographs. Having been working with them over the weekend, they sparkle profusely as you move around them. And a bit of sparkle seems perfect for the festive party season.
Please see the Christmas 2015 page on my web site for more details of the Swarovski giveaway and details of Christmas ordering deadlines and options for buying and giving gifts.
I hope that everyone will have a fantastic festive season and I wish you all the very, very best for 2016. Thank you to all of my totally lovely customers in 2015, your support is much appreciated and it has truly been a pleasure.