Mothers Day Gifts

With Mothering Sunday just around the corner, the high street shops are full of Mother’s Day cards and gifts.

 

Mother's Day gifts from Biba & Rose

 

Instead of chocolates (think of the calories!) or flowers …perhaps consider a piece of Biba & Rose jewellery? Prices start from as little as £10 for a  single floating pearl .

Until midnight on Friday 22nd March there’s 15% off the entire collection.  Simply enter code MOTHERSDAY at the checkout

Celebrating 12 years

2007 – 2019

On February 14th 2007 I made my very first piece of jewellery. I remember the piece so well. It was a necklace with different shaped glass beads in shades of purple. I used to call it my lucky necklace! My designs have certainly changed over the years, but here I am 12 years later still doing what I love.

There have definitely been ups and downs. Running your own business is not easy but it’s been worth it. Biba & Rose jewellery is not just my creation, as I’m lucky enough to have a very supportive team who help behind the scenes and I couldn’t do without them.

I appreciate every one of my customers and seeing my designs worn and loved by so many people makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Thank you all! x

Biba & Rose Pop-up Shops

As well as being available online Biba & Rose jewellery can also be found at various events throughout the year, including Country Fairs and Charity Events. These events mean that you can view a much larger range of the jewellery, try it on and meet the maker!

We also have a pop-up shop each week in The Corn Hall, which is a covered market in the beautiful Cotswold town of Cirencester. The success of these pop-up shops is that they reach such a large audience and it is always lovely to meet so many visitors who have travelled from all corners of the world! The Cotswolds definitely appears to be high on the list of ‘must-see’ places to visit in the UK.

Using pop-up shops means that without the overheads of a high street shop we are able to maintain a price point that is both affordable and competitive, without compromising on the quality of the jewellery. It is hard work, but worth it!

 

 

Happy New Year – 2019

Happy New Year!

It was certainly a very busy period in the lead up to Christmas. Some customers even arrived to collect orders only a couple of days before the big day.

But now is the time I dread! Being a small business January is a month filled with paperwork. It’s the month when I start applying for many of the events that I attend throughout the year. In fact, I have applied for a couple of 2019 Christmas Fairs already!

It is also the month for the dreaded ‘tax return’. Every year I promise myself that I will be better organised and do it earlier next time, but sadly that never seems to happen. It’s a job I put off and every time there’s a new piece of jewellery to make instead, I obviously get side-tracked.

That being said, I love what I do and wouldn’t have it any other way.

I also wouldn’t be here without my customers, so would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy, healthy and Prosperous 2019 x

Christmas in The Corn Hall

Throughout the year I have a stand in The Corn Hall in Cirencester every Thursday from 10 til 4pm, but in the run up to Christmas I’m there an extra day each week, so you can find me every Wednesday and Thursday.

In December the hall is decorated and the Christmas music starts to be played.  It’s a lovely atmosphere and a great place to stock up on your Christmas presents.

Biba & Rose in Cirencester

If you’re looking for something in particular do contact me beforehand and I’ll make sure I’ve got it with me.

http://www.cornhallcirencester.org.uk/

 

Gift wrap

It seems that having one less thing to worry about is a real help, as I’m always delighted by the number of customers who opt for gift wrap when placing an order.

Simply add the gift wrap option of £2.50 to any order, decide whether you’d like a message added, and we’ll do the rest. The option is available with every purchase, whether you want it sent to the lucky recipient or directly to you.

In most cases, we use pretty pale grey or silver paper and then add a ribbon to the parcel, finishing it off with a bow.  Bows are definitely not my speciality, but I really try to make them perfect. Sometimes they can take me longer to get right than making the actual piece of jewellery!

Biba & Rose jewellery, gift wrap

Spring Cleaning!

Generally speaking it’s fair to say that the first three months of the year are by far the quietest in the retail sector.

It gives us a chance to recharge our batteries after the busy Christmas period, and to plan the year ahead.

Although my core range is still as popular as ever I do try to come up with a collection of new designs and this is the ideal time of year to do it.  I also tend to use January and February to update my website (not my favourite job!) and re-order my stationary and packaging.  There is nothing worse than running our of business cards or gift boxes!

A good Spring Clean is also essential too.  My workshop definitely benefits from a real tidy up and I am always amazed at how much easier it is to find things afterwards, and how much more productive I can be!

Events for 2017

January and February are the months we spend applying for events, filling out application forms and risk assessments, and preparing our Calendar for the year.

Biba & Rose events

You can find Biba & Rose jewellery at events from Country Fairs to Agricultural Shows and from Charity Fairs to Christmas Markets, and you will still find us (almost) every Thursday in our usual spot in The Corn Hall in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Each event will be added to the website  https://www.bibaandrose.co.uk/events/, but if you need further details of any event please get in touch.