Save The Last Dance – Vintage Market

The last Sunday of the month has just passed us by and has turned out to be an interesting day indeed. So we did our usual monthly Vie Beads outing at the Brew Haus Market in Bradford where I get to meet up with some of my favourite entrepreneurial women, Jen, Connie and Jill. Due to the Goth weekend in Whitby, Catherine of Purple butterfly Jewellery was away and some of the other usual stall holders were missing for reasons yet unknown to me.

Anyway not to worry I went with one purpose only really this weekend and it was to get some awesome Hanna art from one of Yorkshire’s finest henna artists Connie Tu. Staying true to my boho ethos I got a simple and beautifully drawn mandala for the back of my hand.


For more information about Connie and her art visit her blog

The wonderful Jen who’s creative business Just by Jen is seeing a rise in popularity this year was as happy as ever sporting her Headbands and wonderful creations, of which I own a couple of pieces of course. In the spirit of girly friendships I tried on a couple of her amazing flower headbands and discovered that actually they would be a great prop for my impending bohemian inspired photoshoot which I am slowly planning on a secret Pinterest Board.


See more of Jen and her beautiful flower work find her on Facebook at

Another one of my favourite stall holders is Jill aka The Wax Witch. Jill makes awesome scented candles and waxed acorns so I indulged in some beautifully scented wax melts for my burners at home.25th-April-blog-Jills-Wax-2

To see more of Jill the Wax Witch visit her here

For me this was like the long kiss goodnight. I have loved being part of the team as it were at the Brew Haus, but as it does one’s time does come to an end and the last dance comes before we call it a day and move forward this was my last dance with the Brew Haus.


Vie Beads has been working to build it’s online presence as was always the plan from starting the business in September last year. I have spent months agonising over the look and feel of my brand and learning what it’s all about and how I best present it. My work on my Online Etsy shop has been has been a phenomenal teacher and in learning I have been able to assist others in building up their brands, confidence, and understanding of what their brand is all about. I have had support from a fantastic Business Coach, Simon Cartwright of ThinkPositive Coaching and it’s time to step up and deliver more to my audience.


I have really enjoyed meeting the people of Bradford and am really grateful for their loyalty and support, Some have followed me through twitter to the Market stall to buy gifts for loved ones which is just fabulous for a brand as young as Vie Beads. I feel a need to say thank you to the Owners of Brew Haus Bradford and Tikio Industries which is a new venture itself. I love the ethos they have in supporting local and I will continue to share the love as it were in support of their continued efforts to bring something positive and great to the table in Bradford.


Now it’s time to move on, Vie beads remains online, and continues to grow, develop and learn. The newsletters and blogs will be weekly for subscribers, should you wish to receive them please leave us your name and email address in the subscription form. Our next event will be the Girls Day Out show in Glasgow at the end of the year where I look forward to meeting you all again.


Live Free.Live Happy





Sexy Saturday Night

It’s arrived, the much anticipated event of most peoples week, Saturday Night!

I hope you are having a great time dining out, watching movie, spending time with loved ones or having a sociable drink!

For me this week I couldn’t think of anything worse so  I am tucked up in bed with my laptop writing a blog post chuckling away to myself at the sorry state of affairs that this post would read.

P.S I love to party like with the best of the party animals in town, this week I feel a little under the weather, like I need to give myself time off, which as  a budding entrepreneur with massive plans and a huge vision I simply can not do! Most would say that’s the sacrifice one makes for having such lofty ambitions, but for me and for the record I love my life, I love my lifestyle for me it’s pleasure, not work, it’s my vocation and the example I want to set as a Mum, a good nights sleep should do the trick, I have a meeting to look forward to tomorrow.


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Goodnight to you all,

Susan xoxo

Vintage Market

Thank you to the Brew Haus Bradford who once again put on a fantastic event for the city. It was nice to see the local exchange students and patrons pop in to see what the stall holders had to offer in light of Mother’s Day and Easter fast approaching. For us it was great to see our table gaining plenty of new admirers and speaking with exchange students from Bradford University.


The highlight of the Brew Haus event though as always was the live music, and we treated to excellent vocals from local musician Nessa Ndukuba.


It was also lovely to see Glenn Hustler back with his satirical comedic wares.

Following up from our last blog we have new addition to our Etsy shop. Our Men’s section is being filled with the new collection this week and as if that wasn’t keeping us busy enough we will be attending the Leeds Fashion Festival held by Fabrication, which we are looking forward to, as we are not exhibiting at this event we get the opportunity to just enjoy it and be sociable.


Join us again next Wednesday for more updates on the goings on at Vie Headquarters, and if you would like us to visit an event near you, just ask and we will see what we can do.

Live Free.Live Happy