I've come a long way in the past 12 years! I started off just doing handmade jewellery & greeting cards and now offer a wide variety of handmade crafts I've taught myself over the years, plus I still have a long list of crafts I'd like to try out!
My name is Kelly and I run a small business called Kokokelli. I make award winning colourful & creative handmade crafts & gifts and I'm also a very talented Tarot & Oracle Card Reader!
Kokokelli was born in 2012, after starting as a hobby 2 years previously, and has progressed so much over the last few years of running my crafty business.
I started off mainly doing handmade jewellery & greeting cards, then began adding to my crafting skills over the years. I've taught myself a wide variety of different crafts now and am still learning more! I've always been a very creative and imaginative person since a very young age and it is my dream to eventually do this as my main job!
In 2012 I won Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday #SBS Award which for me was a huge achievement, and I was also crowned the #QueenOf Colourful Creations over on twitter too by The Royal Connection!
In 2016 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and my world turned upside down! I went through a year of gruelling treatment (fertility preservation, 6 rounds of some of the strongest chemotherapy, lumpectomy & snb, month of daily radiotherapy and tamoxifen hormone therapy) BUT thankfully my treatment worked and I'm still here! Having cancer is a huge life lesson as you learn so much about yourself as a person and you find out who really has your back! It certainly weeded out those fairweather friends and brought out people's true colours, but I do feel blessed to be able to share my experience with others and to encourage everyone to check themselves regularly, as it could save your life!
When the Lockdown started I had to close the crafting side of my business and focus on my other skills, so I began doing more of my Tarot/Oracle Card Readings to help bring money in. It is a blessing to be able to help others with my gifts, and I have some AMAZING reviews from my customers! I've also recently taught myself how to use epoxy resin, so I'm having fun creating those along with my Tarot/Oracle Card Readings!
I'm in the process of slowly moving but hoping to be back open fully again later in 2022! I'm also hoping to have my own website back open and running before the end of the year!
Winners never give up! Even in your darkest hours there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel, keep the faith and hold your head high because if you don't believe in yourself how can you expect others to!
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