Saturday, 15 March 2014

Nail Envy

Here at Sour Cherry HQ we've got serious nail envy after spending 10 mins on pinterest's hair & beauty pages. If you don't know what we're talking about check them out here.

We've put together a collection of our favourite looks, you can find all the info for these designs on our hair and beauty board here, be sure to follow us for any updates.

If your not skilled with a paint brush (like us) try our nail decals for a quick nail art fix. You can find all our designs on our website here.
Below are what customers and bloggers have done with them.

Why not give some nail art a go now hands are free from winter gloves as we slowly creep in to spring.

x X x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


Its been a little while since we updated our blog and that's mainly because our little fingers haven't stopped making jewellery but I've managed to stop for 10 mins to write this :)

Over the last few months we have been super busy with all your orders and designing and making our new collection which can be found here
We've also done our 1st trade show and have some new stockists yay! We'll post details of these on our website and facebook page as soon as we can.

We're now stocking more jewellery on amazon so you can get some of our pieces next day delivery here wooo!!! And more is being sent on a weekly basis so we'll be fully stocked in no time.

Thanks for your amazing support and we promise to update this blog more!

x x x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

To do........

How we work

After Jess's blog on behind the scenes i thought it might be nice to just share with you how we work on a daily basis.

I (Kayleigh) work full time 5-6 days a week so am normally the person making jewellery and answering orders ect. 
Jess (my sis) works 2-3 days packing orders and working on her collection A+E and sometimes helps answer customer emails and facebook messages.
We've also just had Martha who runs Martha and Hepsie join us a couple of days a week to help with running our online shops & the website (Folksy, Etsy ect).

So the whole point of this blog was just to let you know how we work day to day. 
Below is like the sort of plan we stick to.

  • 9:00 Post office drop off 
(We drop off all the packages we made the previous day and pick up tracking numbers for the day before)
  • 9:30 Get to work
After battling through traffic on the parkway i usually get to the workshop around 9:30,. Turn all the equipment on (computers & laser cutter) and most importantly make a large cup of tea.  
  • 9:45 Print all orders off & Answer any emails
We sell on loads of on-line platforms so it takes us a little while to go through and check for new orders and print them and address labels off.
  •  10:00 Start making orders.
If Jess is working i'll make, she packs if not i make and pack them all once i'm done. We try to get all orders done (or left to set overnight if they have resin on) for about 2pm 
  • 14:00 Work on new items
We try and spend our afternoons working on new items and have a weekly plan for new collections.
  • 18:00 Finish
We normally finish about 6pm, sometimes its later when i'm in the middle of something and don't really want to stop or if we're really busy like at Christmas we're normally done alot later, 3am before!

We make pretty much all our jewellery to order that's why we don't offer next day postage because we don't just pick and pack, we actually have to make it.

If your thinking about working for yourself this might be useful, We've found that when we've got a plan of action then its always alot easier to get stuff done. You can check off what's been done and have a look at what's left. 

Below is an example of a to do list we sometimes use when we've got alot going on.

We also have a monthly plan for new collection's and targets to try and hit like alot of other workplaces.

Hope this sort of helps people understand us a bit better and help anyone who's setting up a small handmade business.

x x x