Jewellery SALE now on!

Ok. It's January. It's been Christmas, and holidays, and just generally... a lot. BUT: we have some incredible sales on jewellery (and more) on Hello Pretty and now's the perfect time for you to give yourself a pretty little pick-me-up.

In the photo above we have a solid rose gold and quartz ring from MD Jewellery Design that is on special with R500 discount! Usually R1 500,   now only R1 000  . For. Solid. Gold! No, there's no catch.

👉 Click here to shop.

These three beauts are from Glove Jewellery. Glove is special to us because they're one of our oldest sellers on Hello Pretty. The products featured in the list above are:

LeftHandmade sterling silver lion picture disc necklace.    Was R310, now R155.  
MiddleSterling silver / rose or yellow gold plated custom initial necklace.    Was R320, now R140  .
RightSterling silver giraffe picture disc necklace.    Was R310, now R155  .

 

LeftSterling Silver & Resin Earings. by Natasha Wood.     Was R750, now R650  
Top rightDainty Flower Bracelet by La Mae Jewellery.    Was R780, now R650  .
Bottom rightBrass Goldfish Necklace by SMITH Jewellery.    Was R875, now R400  .

 

Top leftDawn Bracelet. Was R200, now R100. Made by Lula Creations.

Top rightDusk Bracelet. Was R200, now R100. Made by Lula Creations.

Bottom leftReclaimed Porcelain Necklace. Was R600, now R300. Made by Nonnapot.

Bottom rightBlack Diamond Rose Gold Studs. Was R1 950, now R1 600. Made by MD Handmade Jewellery.

Are you sick of your kids yet?

It's almost the start of the new school year. After such a lovely long break with family, we're betting everyone is 100% ready to cruise back into their routines and kick 2020 off to a great start!

Our team is full-swing into planning and making goals for the year. We have some super sweet stuff in the works that we're excited to show you! In the banner above is 5 Things' A2 desk planner. Having a visual display of your intentions, and writing them down, is a very effective way to keep inspired and on-track. We're on-paper girls for that and having it all laid out in a structured way we can 100% recommend.

imadethat.studio is an awesome little business with a big heart. All their stuff is made from upcycled and off-cut pieces of fabric, meaning less in the landfills.

LeftAll Spice Leather Backpack - R1 850. Sweshwe-lined interior with lots of pockets
Top rightGenuine Leather Backpack - R1 850. Buy it, so you can borrow it.
Bottom right: Seventyfour Leather Backpack - R2 350. A thing of beauty in full-grain leather.

LeftGiant Pin Pencil Bag - R120. Made by i Spy.
MiddleLove | Evolution Hold-All - R145. Made by That's so ME!
RightVespa Pencil Bag - R179. Made by oli+frank.

Top leftYou Got This! Notebook - R85. New year, new teacher, new friends, new lessons - so dauntingLove & Sparkles is here to reassure.

Top rightShe Believed She Could Notebook - R150. Remind your kids: they can be or do anything they want to. A notebook from Cool Creations will do the trick.

Bottom leftWooden Spiral Notebook - R250. It's made of wood, but don't worry, it's varnished so you won't get splinters ;) From Nice.

Bottom rightFlamingo Notebook Set - R140. Flamingoes & feathers! A cheery, fun set of notebooks being sold by To the Moon & Back Paper Studio.

Tips and Tricks to having your stall stand out.

Hello Pretty Spicy Designers!

Hope you all are awesome and super excited for the Pretty Spicy Market.
The time has finally come for you all to take out the big guns and we are here to help guide you.

Market season has come, so that means the preps can begin! But lets be honest, the competition between vendors is killing… So let us help you to be your very best on the big day and the talk of the market.

But how will your stall stand out in a big crowd of others? Well, with the following tips and tricks of course!

First of all, maybe the most important thing to keep in mind is that the presentation of your stall must be on point. The lay out must be irresistible, So people have no choice but to check your products out.

You can do all kinds of different things to make your stall look cute and fun! Like a nice tablecloth, some flowers, hek even a Bicycle.The point is be creative! 

Don’t put to many items of a one product on the table you dont want it to look chaotic, Its not presentable and definitely not attractive.

Try to make your table look organized so that the people can have a nice overview of what you are selling and not end up being confused.

Meet loving-life Lisa, Hello Pretty's zesty intern 🙋🏻‍♀️

Hi there! My name is Lisa, and I will be interning at Hello Pretty for the coming 3,5 months (until the 21st of December). I am very enthusiastic for these coming months. This is actually my first time in South Africa and I must say I love it already and want to see and explore as much as I possibly can!!!

Where are my manners? Let me introduce myself first….! I am an 18 year old girl from The Netherlands, living in a small town called Laren (very close to Amsterdam). Although my mother is a Dutchie, my dad is from Austria and his roots lay in Armenia!

My friends play a huge part of my life and I absolutely love to hang out with them and go on adventures together as well as party as much as we can.

I love to be outdoor doing all kind of different activities, such as yoga and running or walking with my sweet dog. But the thing I love most doing is to travel, seeing and experiencing new cultures and meeting new people from all over the world.

I feel very lucky that I’ve got the opportunity to work for such an amazing company with the loveliest of colleagues <3. Currently, I’ve only been here for 5 days ( arrived the 4th of September), but Cape Town already feels like my happy place. I mean how can it not? The people are amazing, the food is insanely good and OMG the wine is from another planet!!! So is guess its gonna be a “ work hard, play hard” kind of lifestyle here for me… cant wait to figure it out!

So yeah, I am a very happy gyallllll,
Again ( one last time) ….. CANT WAIT FOR THESE MONTHS!!! ( sorry, I am just very very very excited)

XOXO,
The happiest girl alive, Lisa <3

Totally addicted to glass. Meet Sue, maker of Living Glass.

I am Sue Webber, owner of Living Glass. I am passionate about anything glass, it is such a beautiful and versatile medium. I have had a go at most crafts, but when I discovered glass work I was hooked.

I started working with glass about 25 years ago and for many years my studio was the place I went to for stress relief. I would putter about and all my problems seemed far away. My family and friends came to expect a piece of my work for birthdays and other celebrations.

There is a limit to how much one can give away, however, and I got to a stage where I had to either sell some pieces to pay for more glass or stop.

Well, stopping really wasn't an option so I started selling and Living Glass was born. 
 

I began selling at markets and apart from getting up early to set up I enjoy the markets, it's wonderful to meet new people and make new friendships. The people I meet also give me ideas for my work.

I retired two and a half years ago and while this gave me more time in the studio, I craved company so I started giving workshops in stained glass work. I LOVE the workshops, I get an afternoon's company and the chance to show off what I can do. Many of the people  have become good friends. Some wanted to continue at home but didn't want to spend a fortune on equipment so I started making pre-cut kits which only require a soldering iron.

My biggest challenge has been trying to use the computer to show off my products, I am much more comfortable with a glass cutter than a mouse and even something as simple as uploading photos is tricky so opening my Hello Pretty shop was a major achievement.

I am lucky enough to have a lovely studio and a very supportive husband who keeps me supplied with tea., I also have Kermit The Dog who keeps me company in the studio although he often gets in the way too.

What comes next? Who knows, but whatever it is will be smashing.

This blog post is one in Hello Pretty's guest blog series. Each post is written by a person who is running their online store through South Africa's favourite art, design & craft marketplace.

If you'd like to more view guest posts in this series, and other posts where we interview local businesses, click here.

Wanna write a guest post on Hello Pretty? Email us at info@hellopretty.co.za to find out more.

 

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