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October Newsletter 2018 and Christmas Order Prep

Thank you so much for reading our newsletter, it's great to get a chance to tell everyone our news. After taking a week off unplanned for my father-in-law's funeral last month, this month we're all busy planning out our Christmas...Read More
Why Do You Make Extra Cabochons? lock of hair proof image, an example where a client asked for pink sparkles. The left is pink shimmer powder with a little pink opalescent and the right is pink opalescent and pink hexagonal glitter Tree of Opals lock of hair blanks

Why Do You Make Extra Cabochons?

This autumn I'm blogging about some of the questions on our FAQ's which we're often asked and one of the top questions is "why do you make extra cabochons?" The answer is, making keepsake and memorial jewellery is far more...Read More
Glass or Resin Cremation Ash Jewellery family order cremation ash cufflinks in Aegean blue resin, ring in mermaid teal resin, glass cremation necklace and charms Tree of Opals

Glass or Resin Cremation Ash Jewellery?

If you're looking for memorial jewellery, you might be wondering about the pros and cons of glass or resin cremation ash jewellery. There are benefits and drawbacks to both and because we offer both, we can give you an unbiased...Read More
keepsake jewellery newsletter June 2018 Tree of Opals

June Keepsake Jewellery Newsletter and Exclusive VIP Competition

Hello! I'm so excited to tell you all about all the wonderful new things happening here at Tree of Opals in this keepsake jewellery newsletter. From our admin manager, Joanna expecting her first baby, to welcoming Gail our new lampwork...Read More
high functioning depression - how I cope as a successful entrepreneur and charity trustee when my core beliefs have to be continually challenged

How I Cope With High Functioning Depression

High functioning depression is also known as Dysthymia. It can be very hard to spot because someone living with depression may appear, to people on the outside, as someone who is bubbly, entrepreneurial, happy and together, someone who gets things...Read More
finding an au pair in the UK. Advice on tips on finding the right person and their role in your family

Finding an Au Pair in the UK

Finding an au pair in the UK isn't always easy. As a work at home parent with a full time employed husband means that we've always struggled with childcare. It's difficult to balance the cost of nursery and the logistics...Read More
memorial quotes from Tree of Opals for keepsakes and memorials like urns and jewellery

Memorial Quotes

When your loved one passes away, you might choose one of these memorial quotes for a gravestone, urn, frame, a bench or a piece of engraved jewellery. These are some phrases we've come across and ideas we have for using...Read More
How I manage childcare as a work at home parent blog by Nikki Kamminga on Tree of Opals

How I Manage Childcare As A Work at Home Parent

People often ask me how I manage childcare as a work at home parent and there's no simple answer. Things change often and I try to be flexible and manage my expectations. I'm a parent first and a WAHM (work...Read More
microplastics in resin jewellery blog

Microplastics in Jewellery

Microplastics in Jewellery: Reducing Glitter Waste Plastic has been worrying me for years now. As a child of the 80's I grew up with lots of fruit and veg, supermarket produce and virtually every other thing we bought being packaged...Read More