Thursday 2 April 2009

Newsletter 3rd April 2009


There's lots of news this week, so I have broken it down into sections:

1. Help raise money for the Joshua Foundation
2. Competition to win Ji Ji Kiki jewellery at
3. March winner of £20 voucher to spend at Ji Ji Kiki
4. Handmade jewellery now available at DaWanda
5. Ji Ji Kiki now available at /Ik'sentrik in Somerset, UK
6. Sneek preview of this weeks new goodies!

  Ji Ji Kiki is very proud to be helping raise money for Sarah, who is fundraising for the very worthwhile Joshua Foundation, which provides holidays and experiences for children diagnosed with terminal cancer and their families.

In 2002, the charity launched a new fundraising project, the  ‘Oz experience’, which allows 16-18 year olds the opportunity to travel to Australia to undertake conservation work for CVA (Conservation Volunteers Australia),in return for raising sponsorship in the UK.Sarah plans to stay in Australia for two and half weeks and needs to raise a minimum of £2600, half of which goes directly to The Joshua Foundation, the other half will pay for her travel expenses and support her conservation work whilst she is out there.

In order to raise these funds, Sarah is holding a ‘Girly Pamper Day’, on 7th April, at which she is holding a raffle and auction-I have donated a number of Ji Ji Kiki items for her to auction off.

To also coincide with this event, from Monday 6th April to Sunday 12th April, I will be donating 10% of  profits from Ji Ji Kiki to help Sarah reach her target.

If you would like to give a donation direct to Sarah to help her reach her target, please visit her Just Giving page at, or if you were putting off a Ji Ji Kiki purchase, next week would be a great time to buy as you would be helping Sarah out as well as getting a nice gift for yourself :)

2. The lovely Carrie, author of blog Wishwishwish has written a blog entry about Ji Ji Kiki complete with some gorgeous photographs of some of my handmade vintage jewellery pieces.

She is running a competition for 3 (yes 3!) lucky readers to win some of the items featured.  To be in with a chance, all you have to do is just leave a comment on the entry!  Simples as Alexander the Meerkat would say.

3. As you may have seen we are currently running a monthly draw to win £20 of Ji Ji Kiki vouchers when you sign up to the newsletter.

We have put everyone on the mailing list into our metaphorical hat and the winner is (drum roll please)....

Rachael P. 

Well done, and your £20 voucher is winging it's way through the stratosphere to your inbox!
Don't worry if you didn't win this time as we will be holding another draw at the end of April.

4. I am slowly adding some of my handmade jewellery to my new Dawanda store. More items will be added when I get a spare minute!

5.  Some very exciting news is that you can now buy a selection of my kitsch jewellery at /Ik'sentrik a very cool little shop in Frome, Somerset.
Perfect for those of you who, like me, live in The West Country.

6.  And last but not least, the photographs scattered thoughout this newsletter are some of the new pieces I have made this week.  This is a sneek preview of what I will be adding to the website over the next couple of days, so make sure you check the website this weekend to get your hands on them before someone else does!

And that is it for this newsletter.  I'm sorry that's it's such a long one-hopefully there will have been something in it of interest :)

Emma x