Monday, 28 October 2013

Launch Competition

It's really lovely to be able to give something back to all of the wonderful ladies and gents who take the time to like and comment on my facebook page.  Each facebook 'liker' and every click, comment and share they make means so much to page owners of small businesses.  Not only does it increase the audience of our posts and our work, it's also like a little 'thumbs up' to what we are doing.  Knowing that somebody out there appreciates your craft and what you are trying achieve is sometimes all it takes to boost the mood and encourage us to keep going.  That's why I often like to host a 'giveaway' on the page - my way of saying 'Thank You'.

When planning the blog, the first thing I knew I wanted to do was change my giveaways from being sporadic facebook events to something more permanent - a monthly competition that takes place here!

So to celebrate the launch of the blog, and our very first competition, we are giving away something rather special...

If you decide to take part, you could win this beautiful 'Melissa Makes' charm necklace.  It's made from a silver plated bee charm, carved amazonite flower bead and smooth amethyst nugget.  I've chosen this piece because I feel it beautifully reflects the new colours and branding for the blog and Melissa Makes - cute bees, deep purple and glorious seafoam!  The one in the photo is mine (I have a slight bee obsession and 'Melissa' is Greek for 'honey bee') but the lucky winner will have their very own - hand made just for them!

All you need to do is make sure you pop over to our facebook page, give us a 'like' and then comment on this post to let us know you have done so.  Each comment will be given a number and these will be entered into a random number generator at the end of the month, when a winner will be chosen and announced on here, and on facebook.

Terms and Conditions
1. Only one entry per person.
2. To enter you must like the Melissa Morgan Designs Facebook Page and comment on this post.
3. The winner will receive one pretty charm necklace, on a silver plated, 18 inch chain.
4. Your prize will be posted within two weeks of the competition closing.
5. The closing date for entries is 30th November 2013 at 12 midnight.
6. The winner will be announced on 1st December 2013. 
7. After the announcement, the winner will be expected to get in touch via e-mail to claim their prize.
8. The prize must be claimed by 14th December 2013.
9. All entrants must be from the UK and Ireland.  The prize will not be posted outside of these areas. 

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Hello and welcome to the new home of Melissa Morgan Designs, and my newly named 'sister' business, Melissa Makes.

You've probably arrived here because you already know a little bit about Melissa Morgan Designs, but if not I'm going to try and (quickly) explain everything you need to know!

Melissa Morgan Designs is a small business (although we work with clients all over the UK and further afield) that specialises in creating vintage and vintage inspired, special occasion adornments.  Think bridal headdresses, reworked vintage treasures, pearl jewellery and lots of sparkle!  We have a range of ready to purchase pieces but we love bespoke orders too!

Over the years, we have added a range of affordable, everyday jewellery.  It has a hint of vintage and a splash of high fashion.  It meddles together quite beautifully, so that you can have something a little different, that is both fun and fashionable!  We've dabbled with different names over the the past few months, but finally settled on 'Melissa Makes', which we hope reflects the simple, yet pretty nature of our products.
Through this blog, I (Melissa) hope to bring  you a little closer into the worlds of both businesses, and what life is like for a part-time entrepreneur/designer/maker.  You can expect posts on our latest products, weekly adventures, suppliers that we love and pretty much anything I think may be of interest!
Oh, and there's a monthly competition too - a rather good reason to stick around!