Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m married to the lovely Tom and in August 2012 we moved from the UK (where we have lived all our lives) to Hong Kong. This is definitely the most adventurous thing I have ever done!

I’m writing this blog for a few reasons. One is that I’d like to share aspects of our lives in Hong Kong with friends and family back home and anyone else that is interested. We’ve had so many fun experiences here so far, and hopefully there will be many more to come. Also, I love reading blogs about crafting, and jewellery making in particular, so I want to share a little of my own craftiness with you all too.

In case you don’t know me, here are a few of my favourite things to do (in no particular order):

  • Reading (perhaps I will share my favourite books with you at some point)
  • Exploring and travelling, both in Hong Kong and anywhere else that we can afford to go!
  • Cooking and hosting – well, perhaps Tom likes the cooking bit more, but we love to have friends round to dinner and spend an evening eating and chatting away
  • I prefer baking cakes to cooking dinners, but unfortunately the flats in Hong Kong usually don’t have an oven (ours doesn’t) so the baking will have to wait for now
  • Tom and I both love trying different kinds of wine and hosted a couple of wine tasting evenings when we lived in the UK, but we’re no experts!
  • I enjoy making things – many friends and family members have been in receipt of handmade birthday cards and presents over the years
  • I love watching Strictly Come Dancing (the UK equivalent of Dancing with the Stars) but it isn’t broadcast in Hong Kong. Luckily youtube is my friend :)

Anyway, welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy it!

If you’d like to get in touch, please email me at littlekoojewellery@gmail.com – I’d love to hear from you!


P.S. Also, please can you check out my Etsy shop ‘Little Koo’, where I sell my handmade jewellery!

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      • It’s a lot less busy and crowded than Hong Kong for a start! There’s lots of greenery here in the city which was virtually non-existent in HK back in the 90’s. HK has a lot more character compared to Singapore but I prefer to live here as you are treated fairly well as a foreigner. Food; HK wins every time!

    • Hi there, I started to learn from a book (the one I have is ‘Compendium of Beading Techniques’ by Jean Power) but there are loads of free resources online if you look, for example Rena Klingenburg’s site http://jewelrymakingjournal.com/. Or just google ‘free jewellery making tutorial’ or look on Pinterest. There are loads of bloggers who put up tutorials for simple jewellery ideas – just pick the ones you like the look of and have a go! Many of the online jewellery supplies shops also have free tutorials on their websites too. I hope that’s useful!

  1. Hi Rachel

    I love your blog! It’s so helpful.

    I am actually Chinese myself and my family live in Hong Kong. I was born in the UK but I regularly go back to HK to visit my family ~ infact I will be travelling there on Wednesday but no one in my family know where craft shops are, so I was literally doing some research to find places in advance. This is how I came across your blog ~ I do not need to Google anymore! Your blog has helped me tremendously! Thank you so so much x Take care and have fun in Hong Kong x. Lesley

    • Hi Lesley, thanks so much! I’m glad the craft shops post was useful. I’m always looking to update it so if you come across any more shops then let me know! Enjoy your trip! Rachel

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