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Beloved Bunny brooch by Belinda Stinson in blue and white ceramic jewellery Creatively Belle

5 Things I Love About Having My Own Creative Business

After a rough few months with my little creative business I’ve had to take a serious look at what I love about this alternative life of mine. With my living primarily made from an outside market, 14 weekends of bad weather that is unprecedented in all the years I’ve done markets (and I started in […]

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Easter bunny chocolate vs ceramic jewellery by Creatively Belle at The Rocks Markets

Finding Lasting Easter Morning Treasures

Finding that right balance between indulgence and meaning can be a bit tricky with Easter and all that chocolate. I love the traditions many have of giving a mixture of chocolate with lasting treasures, little presents that come to symbolise the family time shared over Easter. So to help with your own Easter present hunt […]

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Time to grow your creative business be bold for change by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle Celebrating International Women's Day

8 Behind the Scene Realities for Handmade Business Owners

So you’d love to have your own handmade business but don’t really know what’s actually involved or where to start. Well to help you get a better understanding I’m going to share eight bits of behind the scenes reality with you that I’ve leaned first hand. 8 Behind the Scenes Truths About Your Own Creative Business Here are […]

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High Tea Tea Pot necklace ceramic jewellery by Creatively Belle at The Rocks Markets in Sydney

50 New Designs Launched Online

So what does it take for 50 new designs to be launched in the online store? Loads and loads of work, that’s for sure. So I’m completely delighted to announce that I’ve managed to jump all the hoops needed to bring to you an entirely new collection of ceramic jewellery in brooches and necklaces, and […]

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5 Paths to Finding a Way to Your Secret Inner Creativity

So many of us fear that we’re not creative, or that if we are it is buried deep inside us, secretly tucked away. Have you ever watched kids play? There’s always elements of creativity in their games, whether it’s with toy trucks or splattering paint onto paper. As children we all played, we all got […]

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Blue and white delft style ceramic porcelain necklaces and brooches by Creatively Belle

Our Colour Options

I love colour and patterns and you’ll find this is reflected in the range of options available for the Every Day Treasures collection. I’ve learned a lot from my creative business over the years, both at markets and fairs and here online, and one of the most important things with handmade jewellery collections is how […]

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Inspiring quote Life is better when creativity flows through it by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

10 Ways to Have More Creativity in Daily Life

Living a more creative life makes a huge difference to how I see the world now and I’ve come to passionately believe life is better when there’s more creativity flowing through each day. The challenge can be in figuring out how to make this happen, especially with how busy daily life gets. Happily it’s much […]

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Blue and white porcelain peace bird long necklace by Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

How These 17 Lessons Changed My Creative Business

When I started my own creative business I knew there was a great deal to learn but I didn’t understand just how varied this could be or the colourful combinations of common threads running through it all. But by bit the journey through each lesson has changed my business, made it viable and 17 years on […]

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How to Set Yourself Up for a Great Day

Making my living from what I craft is something I love but it certainly isn’t always easy. I sell my work every week at market and have learnt that a lot of my success comes down to my attitude, how I feel on the day. 5 Tips for Selling So I’ve had to learn a few […]

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The Japanese Festival of Broken Needles Belinda Stinson of Creatively Belle

Celebrating The Festival of the Broken Needle

Like most makers my creative muse calls to be expressed in many ways and sewing, quilting and needlework are some of my favourite outlets. So when I read my Opendrawer email about celebrating Hari-Kuyo, the 400 year old Japanese Festival of Broken Needles my heart took a little leap of delight. It is a festival to […]

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How Women Are Making Creative Lives with Blogs

I’m finding it fascinating how liberating blogging can be for women in all manner of ways, financially, creatively, emotionally and socially. While I left my corporate IT job at the turn of the century and started my creative business, I took the approach of making my living from what I created. Blogging was around but […]

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