I have finally finished the entry for Beads and Beyond competition.Mixed media section.I knew it was finished when the two girls announced that it was "cool".Personally,with mixed media jewellery,I don,t know when to stop adding things.But even so,I am pleased with the result even though when I originally planned it,I had very different ideas in my head.LoL!I had a lot of fun stamping on metal for the first time for this piece.I will show it to everybody when I know that the competition rules allow it.
I am very honoured to have won the bracelet in Teena Germano,s competition.I t came all the way from Brisbane to S.Wales in a few days.I was very impressed with the postal service and very impressed with my bracelet.Stunning.On the subject of Royal Mail.I have had two packages this week,one from Ornamentea,and one from Glamourgirlbeads on Etsy.Both were subject to vat charges,but I was charged £8 handling charge for each one.The Glamourgirlsbeads package only contained vintaj blanks.When I added the charges together,they were more than they cost in the first place.However had to pay for them as they were going to keep the package.I do not like being held to ransom.Doh!
On a very different note,my jewellery is finally in store awaiting the opening next week.Gareth went over to Ebbw Vale with me.I don,t know what he was expecting,but was very surprised that the shop was all shiny and new with artwork on the wall etc.It has got to that nailbiting stage where I fear that nobody will like my creations and that nothing will sell.Time will tell,I suppose.Anyway enough of my random ramblings for now,Cheers,Anne.
- Anne Betenson
- Hi,my name is Anne,I am a beadaholique.I work out of my studio in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.My work is mainly mixed media with some steampunk elements thrown in for fun.I was a finalist in Beads and Beyonds"Jewelry Maker of the Year 2010" I won first prize in Smitten Beads Designer Challenge 2011. I have had my work published in various magazines and in several treasuries,online.I have two Etsy shops and a Folksy shop for my clients who do not wish to shop in US $,but prefer sterling.Feel free to look me up on twitter or Facebook.Cheers,Anne..
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