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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..
Take a look at my Etsy shops by clicking the links below.
CrystalRiverBeads Etsy
Silverpuss Etsy

17 Oct 2010

Autumn Fun

Dear Friends,
                    What beautiful weather we are having right now.Cold and crisp and autumnal.The trees are starting to lose their leaves and the colors are stunning.Fabulous time to go walking in the National Park.I know I will later today.
   I am currently trying to upgrade both my Etsy shops in time for the Christmas rush.I have a lot of new designs and loads of new ideas.I will be offering hand-patinated brass wire in manageable ten ft lengths for the UK market.This because I have had real trouble finding a UK based supplier and have had to import my wire from America.It is costing a fortune in shipping and VAT!Also the shop/gallery where I sell my work off-line expect us to use  as local suppliers as possible.This cuts out air-miles and I can customise my own wire.I thought if I have this problem then there must be other UK artists in the same boat.So therefore from the end of the month I can offer this supplies service.I will be offering copper as well soon.
  I am also upgrading my shipping options with an add-on offering extra-fast shipping at a bargain $10 dollars for my customers who cannot wait for their goodies.
  Peruzi are haing a sale tomorrow and I hope I can get my mitts on some of Natalies fabulous beads.They are so georgeous they made my heart skip when I had my first beads from her.Aaaaaaah!!!!I hope I have some cash in my Paypal.
    I hope you are all planning your Christmas shopping as there are only eight weeks left.I have twelve coming for Christmas lunch so got to get organised.I have an idea of going to the Desire Fair in November at Winchester,s Guildhall.I might combine it with some Christmas shopping.I missed last years as I was in hospital having major surgery.I longed to go but couldn,t.Winchester is my eldest daughters home town.We lived there when she was born,so a trip down memory lane is in the offing.I met the Duchess of York,Sarah Ferguson in a restaurant there when I was expecting.She was very charming and chatty.A very nice person indeed!
   I have had my pack from the ATC club but I haven,t a clue what to do next,must sit down and study it!I have made a couple of Atcs already.I think mine are going to be a bit more textured than the norm as I cannot resist.Enough of my ramblings for now,light and love to all my beading buddies,Anne.
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