The Green at Hampton Court Palace
14-16 September 2018

inspire my soul

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In 2010 I became very poorly with anxiety and depression. This was a wake-up call and one which made me totally reassess my life/work balance. I immersed myself in making costume jewellery and painting furniture. This really was my savior and it got me to thinking about my dream of having my own little gift shop. This would be something I could really focus on and be the creative me. Was I taking on too much on so soon after my illness? If I didn’t try, then I was never going to know. I opened my bijoux boutique in 2012 and in 2016 the familiar feelings of depression started to surface. This time I quickly recognised the symptoms before they got out of hand. After much soul searching I knew that for my health and my sanity, I had to close the shop. I felt very strongly I needed something that would give me focus and encouragement to follow this new path. I had if you like a calling, an urge to buy myself a necklace – an everyday piece of jewellery that would give me inspiration and empowerment – a necklace with symbols and charms which 100% resonated with me. I searched the internet and while there was lots of choice, nothing totally stood out as being the perfect piece. I started thinking and the more I thought about it, the more excited and inspired I became. In March 2018, inspire my soul was born. Doing what it says on the tin, it inspires each individual, each soul. By choosing symbols and initials that totally resonate, your necklace becomes the affirmation that you wear. A wonderful keepsake for yourself or a loved one - Karen xxx

inspire my soul