Never take advantage of another person’s kindness, generosity or good nature. A small thank you to someone special ❤️
Using found Cherry Pepsi and Volvic plastic bottle tops found today at Aberdeen, Scotland beach recreated into eco sustainable recycled ocean plastic pollution beads combined with the finest 925 sterling silver findings ❤️
Recently I submitted House of Halos for 3 different Scottish company “start up” small funding venture applications. This was in hopes to gain funding with the vision to purchase small machines to help mass produce ocean plastic pollution beads as opposed to the current hand made processes and potentially a part garage conversion as working in a bedroom is not the ideal location for burning/breathing plastic fumes. Sadly none of these applications were successful with two advising; “they couldn’t see the vision” and “in a saturated market how does HoH stand out” another was because I wasn’t featured in the pitch video, “would have liked to have seen the person behind the brand” but the biggest kick to the gut was reading; “not overly ambitious with business development and you did not stand out in terms of innovation”.
So my response, which I really hope these people read are... House of Halos is not about a person nor their face, if I were I’d have named the brand “Arlene Barclay Jewellery”. House of Halos it is about building a brand which is attempting the tiniest of contributions in resolve efforts to every disastrous issue our planet is facing and to raise awareness. If you cannot “see the vision” in that statement or within my applications then I would strongly recommend reading CNN’s latest report on how the planet has only 12 years remaining to the point of no return. I also implore you to watch the highly educational documentaries the BBC has recently aired namely; “Drowning In Plastic” and “Fashions Dirty Secrets”. As for “not being overly ambitious”..... have you ever beach cleaned during winter in the early hours on a Sunday morning in the North East of Scotland whilst juggling being a parent, working a full time job, working a part time job and then any little spare remaining time building a business?
I really hope this post is not misinterpreted as being a “sore looser” it’s not, it’s just one of utter dismay how judging parties feel they can criticise and kick someone’s core like that and are blinkered and in a box if they don’t see ocean plastic pollution creations, a first in the UK, deemed as “a saturated market!?” Ocean Collection is one of HoH’s five signature collections, the other 4 collections are equally as planet prolific.
Holding global warming to a critical limit would require "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," says a key report from the global scientific authority on climate change.
One day I’ll own machines which can shred my ocean pollution bottle tops and create the beads automatically, until then..... it’s a very painstaking task for each & every bead hand made but...... another person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure 😃❤️.
Hope you all watched the two BBC1 documentaries last week and yesterday evening #drowninginplastic and #fashionsdirtysecret heartbreaking but highly educational only wish they both could be screened globally.
This is not a nice view and sadly this is nothing to what I’ve researched/witnessed over the years. “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is three times the size of France alone and its only one of five gyres out there 💔 Christmas is fast approaching, can only kindly request to support a local lass attempting tiny efforts with this planet plastic plague.
Do we really want our children to go on their family holidays with your grandchildren and see oceans of plastic? #bethechange#drowninginplastic