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.