Gin Fizz Earrings


I’ve had a little bit of a secret nightmare the last 3 weeks. My Gin Fizz necklace and earrings suddenly had a ‘run’ and I had more orders then I could fulfill. This has never been a problem before a my supplier of beads (geniune lead crystal chandelier beads) sends them out next day delivery, no problem.

However, the last batch were in a terrible state, all scratched and chipped, this was after I had bought the wrong size and returned them. They then told me (after I had waited a good few days) that they didn’t actually have the size I needed any more. This left me feeling like having strung several customers out for a good few days whilst I restocked.





The beads had to be the same kind, as I am quite obsessive about these things and had chosen the hexagonal style originally after much thought and the only ones I could find were in Canada or China. That’s some extra wait for my customers whilst they arrive!

So, I contacted my lovely customers AGAIN and explained and they have all been so fantastic and patient about it, they all said they were fine with the wait! I had been preparing to issue refunds.

Anyway, 1 week later, all my beads have arrived, they are packaged brilliantly (so are fine after their long journey from Canada) and are actually a much better quality that the ones I had before.


If you are waiting for your Gin Fizz jewellery, I will be posting them out from Monday, or you can order your own here:



Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


  1. Reply

    Alisha Poole

    8th June 2013

    Rachel Lucie you did a great work, they are marvelous and looking fabulous keep going.

  2. Reply

    Louise Canny

    1st April 2013

    Glad to hear everything worked out in the end, and that you managed to find a more reliable supplier.

    • Reply

      Rachel Lucie Johns

      8th April 2013

      thanks, yes, I got it sorted in the end! always a worry, isn’t it?

  3. Reply

    Lynsey @ swirlyarts

    1st March 2013