Lisa's Journal

Style - Birthstones For November November 16 2018, 0 Comments

How much do you know about the gemstones

&

Crystals for your birthdate

Hey lovelies, November already wow where has this year gone...

November for me, always has a feeling of change, the seasons moving, the weather getting colder, the nights drawing in, for me it has always been a time of magic ( getting closer to christmas yay ) and a time for new beginnings and letting go of the past.

I always do my last north star business session in November, where I plan what still needs to be done to end the year, and I plan out my goals for the new year.

This months birthstones Citrine & Topaz fit beautifully for starting afresh and soothing one's soul, both can be similar in colour ranging from the oranges of autumn, to bright sunshine yellow, this makes them easily confused, but there are clear differences in both...

Citrine

Citrine Facts

Citrine has very striking golden, yellow, sometimes burnt umber tones and hues, Citrine gemstones can also form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi- coloured gemstone called ametrine.

Citrine has been worn and adored since ancient times, and gained mass popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries, the name citrine comes from the french word "Citrin" meaning lemon, the ancient romans used it to make beautiful jewellery, and intaglio work and some roman priests had the gemstones made into rings.

The greeks carved images into the stones, and others used citrine for luck, as it holds a resemblance to topaz, many believed that this precious quartz gemstone, held the same healing properties as topaz ( which is a calming & prosperous stone )

Citrine is now a very popular stone in its own right, as it is thought to encourage imagination, creativity, wealth, and positive energy.

Most Citrine comes from Brazil, but can also be found in the mountains of Russia, in the dauphine France, and in Madagascar.

Citrine Meaning

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Topaz

Topaz has long been one of my favourite gemstones, I just love the clarity of the blue colour and the soothing sensation it always gives me. 

Topaz Facts

Topaz is well known for it's soothing and healing energy, and it can also help to inspire creativity.

The name Topaz, comes from the sanskritt and means fire, and it can range in colour from blue, to yellows, and can be found in Russia, Australia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, Italy, Brazil, and Japan, amongst other places.

Topaz Meaning

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These women also share November Birthdays:

Whoopi Goldberg - America actress, comedian, author and TV host - 13th Noverber

Scarlett Johanson - American actress, model and singer - 22nd November

Miley Cyrus - American singer, songwriter and actress - 23rd November

If you love your healing crystals, you cannot go wrong with either of these ones in your wardrobe.

Hugs & Wishes

Lisa xx

 


Business - Last Posting Dates For Christmas For 2018 November 12 2018, 0 Comments

Hey lovelies, it's that time of year again when the C word comes up again (yes christmas is on it's way) but I always like to post the postal dates well in advance of December, especially as for international postage some can be as early as the 4th December 2018.

 

So below you will find a list of Royal mail's last christmas posting dates for 2018, this is the service provider I use for posting my items, and I use a 1st class signed for postage service, for most of my products unless you the customer, specify a different postal service, I would hate for anyone to be dissapointed, and not get the items in time, so please give yourselves plenty of time to order, and have them delivered in time for the festive period.

International Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2018

Africa, middle East - 4th December 2018

Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe - 7th December 2018

Carribean, Central & South America, Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand - 10th December 2018

Cananda, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, & USA - 14th December 2018

Finland, Sweden, 15th December 2018

Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, France - 18th December 2018

If your country isn't listed, please contact me for  postal dates for christmas 2018.

UK Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2018

2nd class signed for postage - 18th December 2018

1st class signed for postage - 20th December 2018

Royal mail tracked 24 service - 21st December 2018

Royal mail special delivery - 22nd December 2018

If the postage service you require isn't listed, please contact me in plenty of time for christmas posting, and i'll do my very best to help.

Hugs & Wishes

Lisa xxx 

 

 


Business - It's Your Year To Sparkle November 09 2018, 0 Comments

Here at Lily Grace, I believe we all deserve a little something to make us sparkle, and we all deverse to treat ourselves sometimes, and wear pretties.
Find your own bit of sparkle here >>> www.designedbylilygrace.com
Hugs and wishes
Lisa xx

Style - #Mood board Inspiration, Neutral Pink November 04 2018, 0 Comments

Hello Lovelies, and welcome to my monthly inspiration mood boards, I thought I would start  with my favourite colour shade pink, for this months colour inspiration.

Pink, Yes pink can be neutral !! I am passionate about pink as a colour, hot fuchsia pink, is my all time favourite, but other shades, such as rose quartz, bubblegum, rose and the shades between beige and soft pink known as blush, are just as lush and gorgeous.

Blush works as a neutral and teamed up with rose gold, copper or wood, it works beautifully, and using just small hints of blush can add softness and a hint of luxe to your home, decor and accessories.

I have create a mood-board with some examples to show you below...

Details of products used in the mood-board :

1) Emily Ley blush pink journal available from www.designedbylilygrace.com

2) Handcrafted and one of a kind earrings featuring rose quartz and pearls and gold vermeil handcrafted earners available from www.designedbylilygrace

3) blush velvet cushions from www.coxandcox.co.uk

4) Let love bloom graphic, created by Lisa of www.designedbylilygrace.com (currently sold out but more on the way)

5) Dandelion art print/photography by IonAnthosPhotography.etsy.com

6) Blush make a wish candle www.maisondumonde.com

If you are a fan of Pinterest ( like me, I can lose myself for hours ) you will find lots of inspiration using blush pink, whether its for your home, your decor, art or accessories, you will be sure to find something, you will fall in love with.

I hope you have enjoyed my fist of my inspiration mood- boards, until next time...

Hugs & Wishes

Lisa xxxx

 


Business - Where I first Started, Secret Garden Photoshoot November 02 2018, 0 Comments

Where My Business Was Born

 

Hi lovelies, as I embark on my new businesses journey with Lily Grace,  I thought I would share a photo shoot that was done for me, when I was very first starting out with my handcrafted jewellery designs. and known as Lovelili, I still at this point, knew I wanted to inspire others, and I wanted to empower others, but I wasn't at all sure how to go about this, and what I really wanted to create.

I thought the way to go was to create one of a kind designs, and at this point in my life, I had just discovered steampunk, which fascinated me and still does, I love the fantasy element of belonging to a different world, even if its just for one day, and I love all things mystical and magick, so I created a range that had a little steampunk, mixed in with whimsical delicate details, that would suit a magical secret garden full of fairies, I have always loved fairy stories, magical stories and the secret garden was one of my favourite films, so I mixed my love of all this together.

 

 

I was lucky enough to have the wonderful and talented Hollie Burgh Davey on board as my photographer, and the photo shoot took place in the glorious somerset countryside.

 

 

 

I had an enormous amount of fun creating these one of a kind designs, and they remain some of my favourite designs to date, and I still do love to get creative, with one of a kind designs, whether its whimsical or weddings.

Credits:

Photography: Hollie B Davey

Model: Shannah Chapman

All Jewellery: created by Lisa of Lily Grace (then known as Lovelili )

Hugs & Wishes

Lisa xx