Month: February 2018

The Beast from the East ……

 

 

We are gearing up for some bad weather in the area over the next few days. This is the view from my office window this morning, not quite  the prediced 15cm of snow they are forecasting yet but we are expecting a lot more later this week.  One of the advantages of being based in a village which supplies more than 90% of our workforce is that most of our staff walk to work and can still get here in bad weather. We may be a little chilly and snow-covered when we arrive but we are a dedicated bunch here at Proops and it takes more than a little snow to stop us processing your orders.  Now all we need is the post van to make it through the blizzards!  We will keep you informed if we are notified by our couriers or Royal Mail if there are any delays to deliveries.

If you are in the path of the ‘Beast from the East’ stay safe and warm.  Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

Egg-Shaped Candles

 

There’s an old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket, but we think these colourful egg shaped candles all look lovely together in this basket and would make a pretty centre piece or table decoration for Easter.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely week.

Isobel

   

 

PS  The candles in the basket are being used for decoration only.  Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.

 

A lovely welcome back

 

We have the loveliest customers!!  We always receive such positive feedback and support from the community of crafters, modellers and jewellery makers, etc who buy our products and as well as all the many get well messages I have received, this morning these ‘welcome back to the office’ flowers arrived from two lovely ladies who have supported Proops Brothers for a long time.  They are always generous with their words about our service and products and I have been able to meet both of them at events and they are just as lovely in person!

I am very touched ladies for the flowers and your continued support.  Looking forward to seeing you both at our next event.

Just a little reminder, we have been asked quite a lot recently about postage costs, all standard delivery costs to UK addresses are included in the price, there is no extra VAT or postage costs added at the checkout, the price you see is what you pay.  Delivery charges only apply to next day deliveries on orders placed before 11am and some of the larger items going outwith the UK.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you all have a great week.

Isobel

From my desk ……..

Thank you for all of your kind messages following my recent hip operation.  I am well on the road to recovery and  am easing myself back into work gradually.

I am excited to be back in the office. With another new shipment of tools due to arrive and ideas for new products, there is lots to do.  I have been spending some of my recovery time looking at trends for the year ahead.  Whilst the fashion for clothing and footwear has gone more feminine and delicate with pencil skirts and kitten heels, the latest trends in jewellery are statement pieces, worn stacked and layered.  Think chunky rings, chain link bracelets of different thickness, pendant necklaces, layered together and big earrings.

We think the best statement you can make is being individual, creating and designing unique pieces which no-one else has.  We’d love to hear about what is currently inspiring you and see some of your designs. You can get in touch by emailing us at proopsbrothers@gmail.com, commenting on the blog or hashtag us on Instagram at #proopsbrothersltd.

We sell lots of jewellery making tools, from mandrels for necklaces, rings and bracelets to stone setting tools, shaping and forming tools and rolling machines.  There’s something for every budget and design idea and with another shipment arriving there will be lots more new products listed soon.  Why not pop over to our website and have a look.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week and happy creating.

Isobel

Happy Valentines Day ……

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” George Sand

 

Happy Valentines Day!  I thought Valentines Day was a bit of a made up ‘Hallmark’ holiday, however, it seems people have been giving flowers and chocolates (or keys in Europe, as a symbolic gesture of unlocking their hearts) to celebrate Valentines Day since the 14th century and although it has been hijacked a little by the card companies, isn’t it nice to have a day which celebrates love.

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

 

Heart Shaped Candle Mould