New Products for 2021
The last year has been difficult, I've had to turn away some orders and new stockists due to having less time in the studio to make. I've been so grateful of my current stockists for their continued support in placing wholesale orders throughout the last year - while it has been a bit stressful to fulfil them with less time in the studio, it has been a huge life saver too.
BUT - amongst all of the madness, I have been working on developing new pieces for launch around September this year. Some of these may seem a bit familiar - the Figgy Pudding baubles now boast at least 50% more 'fruit' than before with a new sparkly 24ct Gold Lustre option!
And my Stingy Jack baubles now have a non-hanging option - but a new addition to my product range is a large actual lantern!
These Stingy Jack Lanterns are also non-hanging (as they're pretty big and weighty!) and have a little hole below to place a small battery operated tealight. I do not recommend the use of an actual flame candle, as the ceramic would get quite dangerously hot inside and out. These large lanterns will only be available direct from me this year as they won't be available for wholesale.
I'm planning a shop update for all of these products for the start of September - and slightly snuck under the radar - has been a refurb of my online shop! I previously used Etsy as my ecommerce site but after some feedback from the Design Ireland panel, they had recommended the shopping experience for users was not quite good enough. To be honest, the idea of moving away from Etsy (cheap) and messing up my Facebook/Instagram shops (which I finally got working in March!) was a real headache but I did agree that the Etsy shop and checkout experience just didn't fit with my brand.
With this in mind I researched a lot of ecommerce options and decided on using Pattern as an alternative - I think it looks great, so check it out! http://shop.jemmamillen.co.uk/
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