Posted: Thursday, 28 March 2019 @ 12:09
We are very excited this
month to be working with positivity and mindset coach, Holly Matthews, on a necklace collaboration.
Holly is someone we hugely admire,
since we got to know her over a year ago.
A TV actress, award winning
vlogger, business and mindset coach, speaker, Founder of ‘The Happy Me’
Project, Holly is also Mum to two young girls.
She started acting at 11
years old, in award-winning Byker Grove, then went on to play roles in Waterloo
Road, Casualty, Doctors and The Bill. She now creates amazing content as a vlogger:
a finalist in the Mumsnet Vlogger awards, Holly works with Channel Mum,
creating brilliant mum-based video content each month. Her YouTube channel has had
over 1.9 million views.
In July 2017, Holly’s world
changed forever, when her husband Ross passed away.
Ross had brain cancer for
3.5 years, and died in Myton Hospice, Warwick, with Holly by his side. He was
the son of ex-Aston Villa and Coventry City player Andy Blair.
Holly has somehow managed to
come through the tragedy with a positive and determined mindset, focused on
moving forwards, while she supports her two daughters. As a mindset coach, she
inspires people to find the positives in life, and to find ways of keeping on
going, no matter what life throws at you.
We love Holly’s passion, her
positive attitude, her can-do mentality, and her ‘whatever it takes’
determination in life. We have been supporting her ‘Happy Me’ workshops for the
last year, with free gifts and competition prizes.
Holly Matthews x Mantra Jewellery
Now, the time is right to
bring Holly’s unique approach together with Mantra, to create her own piece of
We are working with Holly on
three or four design ideas, with the aim of creating two inspiring necklaces.
One design features the
word, ‘Unbreakable’, as a clear
reminder to yourself of how strong, courageous and powerful you are, even if
you don’t feel it right now.
Another design to bring this
message to life is a diamond shape –
as diamonds are formed by sheer pressure on carbon, over centuries. It is a
great analogy to represent the beauty that can come from stress and pressure in
A further design idea uses a
turtle to portray resilience.
Turtles have long been a symbol of longevity, endurance, persistence and the
continuation of life - sometimes against incredible odds. By design, they are
survivors, their hard shell offering protection against predators. A turtle
fossil is also one of the oldest ever found, showing its incredible endurance.
In terms of timing - we are
at the stage where Holly is considering the designs herself, to see which one
resonates most with her; and asking her followers for their thoughts and
Keep an eye on our social media, to find out which designs we go for, and when they are launching. We
can’t wait to see what you all think!
Follow us on Instagram: @mantrajewelleryuk
Follow Holly on Instagram: @hollymatthews84
Top photo credit: Valley North Official