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From Web Design to Jewellery Making: My Creative Journey

Have you ever stumbled into a new passion quite by accident? That's what happened to me. As a web designer, my jewellery-making journey began unexpectedly, but looking back, I wouldn't have it any other way.

crystal bracelet
Boho Necklace
handmade boho bracelet

It all started with a simple intention:

To create instructional videos for my web design clients. I wanted to show them how to update products effectively in their online stores. To make the tutorials more engaging, I built an upbeat and positive mock website. Initially, this website was intended to be a dropshipping company focusing on positivity posters and t-shirts. 


However, as I delved into the world of dropshipping, I quickly realised that the shipping costs and wait times needed to be more sustainable for me. Faced with this challenge, I found myself at a crossroads. What could I do to continue pursuing my passion for creating while addressing the practical concerns of logistics and cost?

The answer was simple:

I started making jewellery myself. This decision was born out of necessity but fueled by my innate creativity and desire to craft something tangible with my hands. And so, my journey into jewellery-making began. Looking back at my first pieces, I can't help but laugh. They were humble beginnings.


However, I could see myself evolving and improving with each piece I created. There's something incredibly satisfying about witnessing your growth and progress over time. I've always been creative in all its forms. Whether it's designing websites or crafting jewellery, I find joy in the process of bringing ideas to life. I feel relaxed when I sit down to create a piece of jewellery. I'm tapping into a higher source of inspiration, channelling creativity in its purest form.

No Formal Training

What's remarkable is that I've never had any formal jewellery-making training. Like in my web designer career, I've always been self-taught. If there's something I don't know how to do, I'll go out and learn it. This willingness to embrace new challenges and expand my skill set has propelled me forward in my creative journey.


So here I am, a web designer turned jewellery artisan, navigating the twists and turns of creativity with an open mind and a willingness to learn. I still design websites for my clients, as I enjoy that creative process, too. Who knows where this journey will take me next? One thing's for sure: I'll continue to follow my passion and embrace the unexpected opportunities that come my way. After all, isn't that what creativity is all about?

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Upbeat and Positive

Established in 2021 by Deb Carr who has been publishing online since 2004.

Upbeat and Positive is a feel-good website spreading messages of positivity. This website was created to inspire happiness and positivity in a world that is full of chaos. Upbeat and Positive covers a range of topics from nature, wellbeing, positivity, spiritual and even supernatural. There is no external advertising on this site and it is funded by the sale of the soulful jewellery that is handcrafted by myself. 


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Deb Carr

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