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!

From bakes to makes

Two for the price of one again this weekend – as the first guest leaves the studio, another arrives for the second hour of the show…

Ever wondered who’s behind those bold and beautiful menu blackboards in your favourite coffee shop or restaurant? Or tried to find someone to custom-make a sign for a special occasion of your own?

Well, chances are at least some of those blackboards were Made By Mee – aka Marie Elizabeth Edwards, who’ll be talking to June and Rachel about her passion for creating freehand works of art that help make businesses stand out from the crowd.

And describing how her flair for design can add a personal touch to everything from the countdown to holidays and Christmas to weddings, christenings and home decor.

Given that Marie will be chatting to the Girls Around Town on Mothering Sunday, the other news she has to share is particularly appropriate.

As coordinator for the Newark branch of the Mums In Business Association, she’ll be hosting the group’s first event on Thursday 11 April, from 10am to 12 noon at the Roman Way on Lincoln Road.

Tune in or listen online from11am on Sunday to find out more about MIBA, an international community with almost 32,000 members worldwide, and what’s in store for Marie’s fellow MIBs at next month’s launch.

Tickets for the first meeting are already available online – if you’re a busy working mum, this child-friendly networking group could be just what you’ve been looking for!