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29Oct Finally... studio space


When I took over my little gift shop in Rozel, it was always my intention to create some work space for my self.  Fourteen months after I opened, I finally got the space I wanted without losing too much shop space. I can now work whilst in the shop but keep…

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15Oct Things to note when buying jewellery online


We are all buying more and more luxuries over the internet these days, it stands to reason that online only shops have lower overheads and in turn lower prices.  But how do you know that you're really getting a bargain?  What can you do to protect yourself when buying jewellery…

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07Jul The Lilac Dragonfly - Jersey Gift Shop


Today I start a new chapter on my The Lilac Dragonfly journey!I have opened a shop!As well as selling my own handmade jewellery, I stock local products such as handmade candles from Florence James Jersey, signs and cards from It's a Sign, amazing fudge from Sue's Fudge and cards from…

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20Jan Ultra Violet - Pantone colour of the year


Happy New Year!!! (Ok I know I am a bit late)Well 2017 just flew by didn't it???  And there's nothing to suggest that 2018 won't be the same.  I feel the older I get, the faster time seems to go.  I am super excited that the Pantone colour of the…

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16Sep How early is too early?


When is the right time to start promoting Christmas (aka the 'C' word)?  Go on to any social media in September and you'll see people posting photos of Christmas products hitting the shops in astonishment.  The nights have barely started drawing in these days, when the family tins of Quality…

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22May Hello...again


Hi!  Well it's been a while since I last blogged.  I'd love to be able to say that I have been gallivanting around the world seeing tons of beautiful sights and topping up my tan, but alas, my only excuse is day to day life getting in the way. Well, anyway,…

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14Aug Wow... Literally WOW


Just a very quick post to announce that The Lilac Dragonfly won another Twitter award last week.  Every Wednesday, Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers, invites women to tweet her for her Women on Wednesday competition.  She then picks her 3 weekly winners and tweets about their businesses to her…

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10Feb #SBS Event 2016 - Birmingham


In August 2014, former Dragon's Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis chose The Lilac Dragonfly as one of his 6 weekly #SBS (Small Business Sunday) winners.  Small Business Sunday was  born one Sunday (funnily enough) evening when Theo discovered Twitter while sat in his kitchen.  He decided to tweet to his followers…

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09Feb The Dragonfly meets a Dragon


Wow…what a weekend!! It finally arrived!  The day I’d been waiting and tweeting for for 2 years or so!  #SBS event 2015, Venue:  ICC Birmingham.  Date:  20th January 2015.My whole experience started at Momo fish spa in Liberty Wharf, St Helier on Wednesday afternoon.  My boss had given me some vouchers…

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03Jan Happy New Year


Happy New Year!!!A lot has happened since my last blog post.  I've given up working as a teaching assistant to spend more time designing and creating beautiful jewellery.  I am also working part time (due to Jersey's weird Social Security rules) in the shop that sells my jewellery, I also…

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