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One in a Hundred

PUBLISHED: 11:22 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:16 27 April 2016

Chafford Hundred magazine’s latest One in a Hundred profile features mum-of-two Asha Bhurje, 33, from Douglas Close, Chafford Hundred who runs her own business, ABling Couture UK

Most girls love a bit of bling, whether they’re six or 65 and prefer a big piece of costume jewellery or just a hint of sparkle.

I’ve certainly always worn big statement pieces myself, and used to buy them. I used to work full-time, but am now a full-time mum - however I still love to dress up, and a big sparkly necklace is a quick and easy way to do it.

I run ABling Couture UK, which I set up on Facebook a year ago – it’s just had its first birthday.

I set up my business after my husband Kam encouraged me. I realised that if I can buy them on Facebook I can sell them myself too and researched the supplier of the London firm I had bought from.

I found a good supplier in China and placed my first order for 50 with them. It was a bit scary as it’s so far away! It took a week-and-a-half to arrive, but I was so pleased with the quality I’ve stayed with them ever since.

Soon after that I did my first party, where I go to a client’s house and they invite friends along to see the pieces. I love doing these, people get to see the items close up and try them on.

It means I get to meet people too, and I also have stalls at school fairs. My two sons go to Tudor Court Primary School and I have had stalls at three school Christmas fairs this year.

I love living in Chafford, we moved here seven years ago after we got married. It’s a nice area to bring up a family, I’ve got a good group of friends here and I love the community atmosphere. Everybody looks out for each other, and rallies round when needed, I’ve seen it happen lots of times.

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