5 tips to starting a handmade business, going back to work, and enjoying family life, without having a breakdown!

Not possible, I hear you say! You’ll burn yourself out! It won’t work! You’re burning the candle at both ends! Fire-related clichés aside, I received much concern when I suddenly announced I was going back to work. It was a shock to me too. I had committed to making Gem’s Concrete Gems work and was excited (still …

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Packaging

I’ve thought a lot about packaging over the past couple of months, as it is something that really resonates with me and there are lots of different angles to consider. Firstly, there’s the environmental issues to think about. I try to only use either recycled or recyclable materials in my packaging. In an ideal world, …

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My Workshop

When we moved into our house a year ago, I was super excited that the house came with a little workshop in the back of the garage, and it has proved so useful now that the business is getting going. This is where I do all my concreting and anything messy, which I couldn’t do …

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! There’s not much to see here yet but please check back as I develop the page and my products. In the meantime, check out my etsy page www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gemsconcretegems Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton