Today I am back with a slightly different post, and I hope you don’t mind. Basically, I decided to go for it and launch my new craft business! I am completely nervous and excited but I love art and creating so this is a dream come true for me.
This post will include ALL information and I will separate it under questions so hopefully that will answer everything that anyone would need to know, and also introduce my products!
Launching my new business: Gemz Crafts!
What is the name?
I decided to just use something simple at the moment and call my business “Gemz Crafts”. I have launched my business with my passion for knitting however, I knew that if I wanted to branch out into other creative products then having a name dedicated to “knitting” would be a bit restrictive.
Therefore, at the moment it will be “Gemz Crafts” during my trial run which I am doing up until the 15th December.
What is the product?
Let us get into the product! So I am basically trialling out my business just before Christmas. Therefore, I have small handmade knitted Christmas trees on offer (as you can see in the picture).
They are available in two colours; white with a slight sparkle and a green tree. They are perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree, or you can hang them up around your home. I completely love them and they would be great to reuse year after year.
I am sure you would be interested in the pricing! Well my small knitted Christmas trees are only £4 each including postage, or you can buy FOUR for £10 (saving you £2).
I think this is super affordable, perfect for yourself or as a gift. Especially for Christmas this could be perfect as a stocking filler, or a secret Santa gift.
As I am just starting out unfortunately I will only be shipping around the UK. Hopefully when I launch properly next year I will be able to offer shipping to the US and to Europe as that would be amazing.
Where can you buy?
At the moment as I have mentioned it is a trial so it will be just heading over to my Twitter or Instagram and messaging me your order. The payment will then be over PayPal, and once that is sorted I will get your order sorted and delivered to you as soon as possible.
Instagram: Gemz Crafts
Twitter: Gemz Crafts
Why I started my business?
I have always been crafting since as long as I can remember, and naturally I am a creative person. I have a passion for art and creating things, and I studied Art at school and enjoyed it.
In relation to knitting I first began learning when I was 8 years old and I approached my Grandma asking if she could teach me. I then began knitting myself a scarf, which I ended up wearing for a couple of years until I donated it to a family. I then gave it up for a bit around the ages of 13-23, but recently fell back in love with it.
As a result, today we are here with me launching a business and showing off my love of knitting and crafting. I am so happy and excited and I hope that I can grow and people can enjoy the products I make.
Lastly, I want to mention the packaging because before I launched my business I wanted to make sure my packaging was sustainable and eco-friendly.
I do think there is always room for improvement and hopefully it will constantly get better and better. However, I believe I have done the best I can to provide packaging that is eco-friendly and can be recycled or even reused!
Therefore, all my knitted trees will be packaged in a letterbox sized cardboard box. Inside the trees will be wrapped in tissue paper that can be reused or recycled. Also there will be a small thank you card, that is eco-friendly and can be recycled!
I have already mentioned how important it is to support small business and listed businesses I love and recommend for you to shop for for Christmas. Even if you don’t want to buy the product I would appreciate if you could share, or even follow on both my social media accounts. Every little helps.
Do you have any questions? Have you launched a business and have any tips?
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x