How Not to Sell your Accessories

If you have made accessories for a while, you will know what learning the skill is one thing, knowing how to sell it is an entirely different ball game, and requires a different skill set. A lot of people ask me, ” Stephanie, can I really Ankara Accessories?” and my response is a big yes.…

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5 Places to get craft materials in Lagos

Yup! You read that right. Getting materials is one big step towards creating accessories, and today I decided to share with you my top places to get craft materials in Lagos: 1. Crafties Crafties was the place I learnt how to make bead accessories. I saw the founder some weeks ago and before I could…

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Help!!!!! I have so many interests

Lol You are not alone. If you are a creative person, you will find that you are always interested in learning new things and many at times, people start calling you Jack of all trades. Haha…or Jane of all trades. Some people will even call it Attention Deficient Disorder (ADD), because you can’t focus on…

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Bead Necklace Tutorial

Last week, I asked you guys to tweet your creations with the #imadeit hashtag and we got some amazing pictures. Here are a couple of pictures: Comfort   Emediong   Sharon   Jane Francis   Pretty, don’t you agree? Really nice. I also promised to share a tutorial on how I made the seed bead…

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Hotter than Fire

Last week I went for a wedding, and  I wore an outfit that got me so many compliments. Infact when I got home, people were still pinging me to tell me I looked hot. I was just looking at the outfit and wondering to myself, “Na so you fine?” The great thing about it is…

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It’s time to face your fears

I hung out with some of my friends some weeks ago, and on my way back home, I got into a stand still traffic on the bridge. This was so abnormal, as the time was 10: 45pm, and I was expecting that the road would be so free and that I would be home in…

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If they can make this, you can make it too

I am very happy at what our graduates have made and I want to share some pictures with you today. They came into the school as freshers, and have not learnt how to make these fabric accessories before and here are some pictures of their work after they attended our courses. Jane’s work   Tega’s…

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How to get funding from family

In my second year at the University, bead necklaces had just started reigning, and I really wanted to learn how to make them, but I did not have the money to afford the class. I talked to my mum and she paid for my classes. Immediately after I graduated from the University, wire jewelry was…

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How to grow fast without making a lot of mistakes

Today, I want to share something a bit personal about myself. I love to read and I’m not saying this in a “what you put on your CV as hobbies” kinda way. I shared this picture on Instagram yesterday and this is the cross section of my books in my family’s library. Yes! Let me take…

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How to be creative

How can you be creative? I find that sometimes creativity comes from unexpected places…such as disappointment. Today, I have built a successful Ankara Accessories company…but I did not set out to do this. I wanted to have a t-shirt line, that would have the Ankara fabric infused in them. I thought I was being creative.…

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