EveryoneLovesGifts was created in 2010 after I had my daughter. Unfortunately I developed a few complications from the birth, which resulted in me having a few operations. My last operation was a lower spinal surgery, which took over a year to recover.
Over the time of my recovery I developed severe lower back pain that resulted in me being admitted to hospital one New Year (12am New Year’s Day to be precise). I stayed there for three weeks while they tried to keep my pain under control. This never truly happened but with the amount of high pain relief I was on and various treatments to control the pain it started to become manageable. I was referred to see a rheumatologist who confirmed after many tests that I had Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Due to the pain and various high pain relief I am on I am unable to work in a ‘normal’ employment. This is where I decided to start my own jewellery business that I thought about a long time before taking the plunge. This is where EveryoneLovesGifts was born.
I love my line of work, creating different types of jewellery that you maybe unable to find on the high street. Everything I make is by hand, I take great pleasure and pride in this and more so when I know a customer is wearing one of my pieces.
While creating my jewellery range and trying to get my head around my diagnosis I wanted to create a jewellery range around this for other sufferers to wear and also raising awareness of the illnesses that others may not be aware of.
Every piece of Fibromyalgia jewellery that I sell in my Etsy shop, a percentage goes to my Just Giving page for FMAUK.org who is a Fibromyalgia Research Charity in the UK.
FMAUK.org ran an article about me on their website about my story, which you can read here.
I believe in great online shopping experience, do you have a piece of jewellery in mind but we don’t have it? Run it by me as customised jewellery is welcome. x