8 December: Meet Cora and Cari-Jane

There's nothing like sisters and birthdays

Today’s Advent countdown is family-orientated, featuring Cora Norrey, one of our Merchandisers, and jewellery made by Cari-Jane Hakes, who just happens to be Cora’s sister! In fact, it’s Cora’s birthday and Cari-Jane has given her this Personalised Family Tree Necklace as her birthday present.

“The necklace that I am holding is actually made by my sister Cari. It is her 30th birthday present to me. It has one leaf with my initial and one with Pete’s (Cora’s husband), both on the same branch. I love all the genius incarnations of the family tree that we have on the site but obviously Cari’s is my favourite. It’s so simple, unique and not too overwhelming in an obvious sense. It’s a really classy way to keep your own little family tree close to your heart always. And of course I can always add branches if needs be.”

Cora and Christmas

This is a particularly special Christmas for Cora this year, as she and her husband Pete will spending it with family in their new home!

By 1 December Cora’s house had already transformed into a festive notonthehighstreet.com grotto, as she has been glued to the site (in between working hard of course) stocking up on all things Christmas since August!  One of her many purchases includes the Stamp Your Own Christmas Tree Baking Kit by StompStamps. With this she hopes to make a lovely centrepiece for the whole family to enjoy looking at as well as eating!

In addition to potential bankruptcy due to spending far too much money on the site, this is what notonthehighstreet.com means to Cora: “notonthehighstreet.com is my go-to place for pretty much everything in my life, from home decor and fashion to presents, cards and wrap”.

About Cari-Jane Hakes

Based in the Yorkshire Wolds, Cari-Jane is a goldsmith who designs and makes every single piece of jewellery in her collection.

Since 2005 her focus has been on making sculptural, minimal and conceptual pieces from silver and gold, incorporating precious and semi precious stones in to her designs.

Cari-Jane says: “I craft each piece of jewellery with the care and attention of a Couturier. Indeed, when I design and make my jewellery my aim is always to create a piece that when worn will elevate an ordinary everyday outfit into something special and extraordinary”.

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