Happy Friday girls and boys, hope you’ve all had a fab week and enjoyed the content on the blog? Today we have been speaking with the designer behind Allie Handmade Original Jewellery which is worn by many celebrities. The ‘Love Roses’ collection is my favourite; lots of lovely roses, crystals and pearls. One lucky reader will win a gorgeous crystal and pearl bracelet so read on for more info!
What products are available?
I design gorgeous Bridal jewellery ranging from beautiful bespoke tiaras, combs or pins, with a variety of crystals, diamantes or pearls. I find the Bridal packages are very popular as I design “thank you” bracelets or necklaces for the Bridesmaids or Flower Girls, along with Swarovski Crystal Cufflinks for the Ushers, as well as jewellery for the Bride or Mother of the Bride. All pieces are unique and handcrafted in any colour or combination, simple or dramatic. Pieces can also be personalised, maybe with a diamante initial for each Bridesmaid and with a personalised insert in the gift box!
There are pieces for ladies who want glamorous jewellery whether it is for evening accessories or for daytime fashion. The pieces range from timeless classics to everyday fashionista on-trend styles.
What is a typical pricing structure for your jewellery?
I offer competitive prices and each piece is individually handcrafted and never mass produced. I work with each individual client with their budgets and times and every one of my clients has first class service. I have had many lovely comments from clients saying that attention to service, product and design is 100%.
How long does it take from placing an order to receiving items?
For orders on the website on the Boutiques Jewels page to being made and sent out normally takes 2 weeks. Orders are sometimes quicker, dependant on times of the year and if the client requires something urgently. For Brides, the time is longer to cover the consultation, design package and making the items. Brides tend to enquire about a Bridal package at least 4 months before the wedding in time for design process and so that the Bride can have the pieces in time to try on with final dress fittings.
Explain what is involved in the booking process?
A client should email or ring to enquire about a consultation, we discuss basic details of requirement then at actual consultation discuss in more detail. I will bring along samples of crystals or pieces for my client to see. I can do consultations through email but I normally like to meet clients face to face. Once the consultation has taken place, I draw up a Design Brief outlining what has been discussed with ideas and present it to the Bride before the process takes place.
How will the jewellery be delivered?
With normal ordering through the website for the jewellery listed, these will be sent Recorded Delivery Signed For unless the client needs it urgently, then Special Delivery will take place at an extra charge. For Brides, the packages will normally be delivered in person, if local, or through Special Delivery.
How can we contact you?
Do you want to win this gorgeous Swarovski Crystal & Pearl Bracelet? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you want it! The closing date for all entries is Friday 2nd March 2012.
Penelope x x