FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your job?
I am a professional jewellery designer-maker for Oh My Clumsy Heart.
What is your professional background?
I have a degree in media, film, and popular culture where I specialised in advertising, branding, and social media. I previously worked in social media management and marketing before setting up my own business and becoming self-employed.
Did you take any courses to learn jewellery making?
I am completely self-taught and haven't taken any courses to study jewellery design or craftsmanship nor business management. My self-taught skills in web design and coding and my related degree has supported the success of my business. I also learned a lot by using free resources.
What came first: the shop or blog?
Oh My Clumsy Heart came first; I had been blogging for years before I created The Private Life of a Girl but not consistently or with any kind of dedication. I suggested I might start a beauty blog to some friends as a bit of a joke but they all encouraged me to do it, so I did. Since then the blog has grown to reflect my interests in minimal living and slow fashion.
How did you quit your day job?
I've been a self-employed jewellery designer since 2014, for the full story you should read: how I quit my day job.
What camera do you use?
I use a Sony RX100 III.
How do you take your photographs?
I wrote a little about my camera, settings, lighting editing, and photography.
What surface do you use to get such bright images?
Any solid white surface; I edit my photographs using Adobe Photoshop.
What blogging platform do you use?
I use Blogger.
Can I advertise on your blog?
I don't sell advertising space but if you'd like to know how we could work together, please visit the contact page for more details.
Can I submit a guest post?
I don’t accept guest posts or writers.
Can I share your photos/content?
Please do so with love by linking back to this site. Please do not copy and/or repost written content or use images on Instagram.
I asked a question on an old post but it didn't get answered..?
I typically respond to comments a few days after the post goes live; I rarely check back in with comments on old posts because there are just so many. If you have a question for me, leave it on a recent post or send a tweet.
Can I ask for some business advice?
I get asked this a lot. I write plenty of business tips so taking a peek at the archives will probably answer most of your questions.
I want to ask you something, how do I contact you?
Please visit the contact page for details on the best way to contact me depending on what you need to ask.