ashtonlka on Aug 23, 2016
I wear these all the time, love them! Thanks
Briony Glerean on Aug 22, 2016
Beautiful piece, very impressed! Seller was very helpful too!
Loukas on Aug 5, 2016
Looks nice but the chain broke within a day, poor quality product.
How did a complete technophobe end up running an online business?
I'll be perfectly honest; I never intended to do this as a job. The original plan was to work with animals, which I did for a while, but I ended up in university doing a law degree, and then working for the civil service by accident.
About ten years ago, everything changed for me. I developed serious health problems, which have ended up with my not being able to do what some people would call a 'proper' job any more. I knew I had to work from home, for myself, so had to find something I could do. I had been making jewellery for myself as a hobby for a year or so, and had been asked to make pieces for other people, so thought I'd give it a go for real. It doesn't matter if I have a bad day, because I can work at night if I need to, and I have no boss making me feel guilty for taking time off sick, so it's been quite freeing in some ways.
I haven't mentioned the elephant in the room. While I was perfectly adept at typing, and using Word and Excel, I have always been dodgy where technology is concerned. I can't cope with mobile phones, let alone computer programming; I can't even work the DVD player! So how was I going to build and run a website? I am the person that Eddie Izzard was referring to in his 'Ctrl P print' sketch in the encore for 'Glorious'. Fortunately, a friend came to the rescue and built my site, and is there for me to scream to when I break things. Fortunately Etsy is a boon, as it's so simple.
So here I sit, working away. I'm not working with animals, but I'm still surrounded by them. I'm slave to a rather naughty (under-statement of the year!) Cocker spaniel, a varying number of fancy rats and fish, and the birds in my garden. So, not what I had planned, but not too bad in the end.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Coffee Maker
Aquarist and herpetologist turned administrator turned jewellery maker. I run my own website, and live in constant awe of the fact that I've not killed the whole internet yet. Coffee addict, rat-loving, book-reading, pagan, frustrated goth, diabetic.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)