Ebb and Flow….

We all have moments where there is an influx of creativity, motivation and inspiration and moments where it leaves town and we wonder what the heck happened.

That’s the way life works, strange but true, but when inspiration returns, when that motivation and creativity arrives – BOY do I know about it!

I’ve been wanting to get back into my jewellery more and more recently – I haven’t done it for about 2 years – since I moved house in fact – and so I entered a jewellery competition to see what others thought of my creations and see if that might spur me on.

BlackCatsAngel Designs entry into Beadworx competition

Design is Copyright BlackCatsAngel Designs

Today is the last day for voting and I’ve no idea whether I will win as there’s a lot of competition, but it was from the moment I entered this that I had stirrings in my brain of all the different things I’ve been wanting to make.

I was then lucky enough to cross paths with a lady who was wanting some special jewellery made for her bridesmaids – Swarovski and pale pastel pearl earrings and necklaces – my mind started getting louder. Then another lovely bride came to me and we have designed her dream hair piece created and ready for her wedding in March.

Now my mind was screaming at me “YOU MUST CREATE! Get to it woman!”

That’s when one of my treasured friends came online and inspired me. She’s got her eye on the most amazing dress, and wants an amazing hair piece to wear with it and after seeing the dress – This head dress is going to be BIG. Like amazing. It’s going to make jaws drop.

I have ideas for it, my friend has ideas for it, and combined, it’s going to be something to behold.

My brain is over flowing with creativity, motivation and inspiration – I can’t wait till payday – because I am going to get re-acquainted with ebay and all my old online beading shops and we are going to become BFF’s.

I look forward to sharing with you some of my creations very soon.

In the mean time, what inspires you? What get’s your brain screaming at you to do crazy things and make those crazy things you never thought possible?

Go forth friends and be inspired.

Love and Light,

Melani x

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog!

It’s been a long time coming but finally I’ve had the time to re-do it!

This blog is intended to be a collection of musings about everything from my business, to personal life, things that inspire me and everything in between. I love writing, and hope that you, my readers will play a key part in giving me the feedback that I need to improve my business.I’m aiming to write at least 2 posts a week, and maybe more, but please forgive me if time get’s the better of me sometimes!

So, what are your passions?

My passions are what create my business. I love beautiful things and always try to find the beauty in everything I see. I am a Makeup Artist specialising in bridal makeup and my goal is to bring forth the beauty that is within each and every bride who comes my way. Maybe you have a special even coming up and you want to look your best and add a bit of “wow” factor to your look. My job, is to take your best feature and make them even more amazing. There’s no such thing as “ugly”. Every person I’ve ever come across has left an impression on me and changed the way I view things. Sounds cliche, but it’s the truth.

I am also a photographer – capturing those special moments that would otherwise be forgotten makes me smile. That shy smile on your littlie? Yep – I captured that. The lone tear, that makes it’s way down your fiancee’s face as you walk down the aisle to become their wife? Captured forever. A great photographer I met recently told me that “when you are born, they give you a birth certificate and when you die, your family are given a death certificate – what memories did you leave behind that tell your story?” My job is to capture the in between moments. Be it an engagement, wedding, pregnant belly, family or child portraits or boudoir. Don’t let your story go untold. Memories should be there for our great, great grandchildren to remember.

There’s one last part of my business that I love and that is Custom Jewellery Design. Give me some sparkly beads or gemstones to set and I am in my element. Creating pieces that people believe are only in their imagination – makes me happy. I am a born magpie – guaranteed, if it sparkles I’m interested in it, and sometimes it’s just a glimmer of a bead that brings me inspiration. A word, a look a feeling…  someone throwing down the gauntlet that ‘it’s impossible to find this piece’ inspires me to create.

Nothing – is impossible.

On that note, it’s after 2am and I am a wee bit buggered so I’m going to head to bed. But before I sign off, what are your passions and what inspires you?

Love and Light,

Melani xo

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