Let your jewellery do the talking

Another guest who’s turned a hobby into a business, Laura Young joins the Girls Around Town in the studio this weekend to explain just why and how she did it…

She’ll be telling June and Rosalyn how creating handmade jewellery to help with post-natal depression in 2013 gradually changed into something more and how, through her business Lexico, she now offers a wide range of accessories in a variety of styles.

Completely self-taught, she still continues to learn new skills and is currently undertaking a crystal healing course which will allow her to add crystal jewellery to that range and give advice on the different ways in which it can help.

One of the winners in the Theo Paphitis Small Sunday Business awards earlier this year, she’s understandably excited about meeting the man himself next February and looking forward to helping more clients accessorise themselves with some of the bespoke and personalised items she creates for them.

Tune in to 107.8fm or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday when Laura will be sharing her story and her passion for bringing her ideas and designs to life…

We all like to be different and stand out from the crowd so, although we have lots of beautiful unique pieces, we love creating customised items and personalised gifts too. Let your jewellery do the talking!

Different by design

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It’s one of the biggest days of your life and finding the right dress for the occasion is almost certainly right up there at the top of your to-do list…

So how do you find one that’s a perfect fit, not just for your body shape but for your own style and personality?

Someone who has the answer is Anne Bird of Daisy Dresses, who joins the Girls Around Town as their latest Fabulous After 40 guest.

Following a long career in the public sector, Anne found her fabulous when she opened the Daisy Dresses studio and workshop in Winkburn last month. Specialising in designing and making bespoke wedding gowns, she works closely with each bride at every stage of the process, to create unique dresses designed to fit, flatter and help promote body confidence on the big day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when June and Tina find out more about what inspired Anne to take her life in a totally new direction.

And how, in a world where frou frou often reigns supreme, she’s on a mission to offer brides something a little different and help them find their own fabulous!

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You’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out all about Anne Bird and Daisy Dresses – or will you?

On Sunday 14 August, Anne will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about how she found her own Fabulous After 40 by setting up her new bespoke bridal design and dressmaking service.

But in the meantime, if you want a sneak preview of what she’ll be talking about on the show, she’s having a party to celebrate the official opening of her Winkburn studio – and you’re invited!

Visit the studio on the evening of Saturday 9 July and you’ll have chance to see how she puts her dressmaking skills to good use designing and sewing beautiful bespoke dresses and – her particular passion – restyling vintage wedding gowns for the modern day bride.

The celebrations start at 6.30pm – there’ll be food and drink as well as competitions and special offers too – and you’ll find Daisy Dresses at Unit 3,The Old Dairy Buildings, Winkburn, Newark, NG22 8PQ.

For more details, visit the website or call Anne on 07904 730506 – and don’t forget to listen in on Sunday 14 August when June and Tina get the full story from their latest Fabulous After 40 guest!