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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

15 Nov 2010

Mixed Media Dreams

I know this weeks posting is a little late.I have been very busy making ATCs for the Stampers club.To be honest,I have got a bit behind and have found it rather daunting.I have had lots of books through the post and haven,t had a clue what to do.Anyway,I made some to add to the books and hopefully I can catch up by midweek.
   Beads and Beyonds Jewelry Maker of The Year ends tonight,so if you haven,t voted,now is the last chance.Look for my entry in the mixed media section.
  I have been busy designing for the last few days and now that our huge and very stressful audit in my other job is over,I feel rather mellow and a lot less stressed.I only hope the feeling lasts! Christmas is on the horizon and I need to start my shopping.My sales have increased dramatically off-line but are still slow in my shops.I closed my DaWanda shop as I have not sold a thing there since opening.I am tempted to shut my MISI  shop and concentrate on my Etsy shops and Folksy.
     I went to the Wales versus South Africa on Saturday as part of my friend Sue,s 60th birthday.Cardiff is such fun and we all had a ball. See the pictures on Facebook.
   Just bought some super goodies from Ornamentea,I can,t wait until they arrive.I bought some fab Elaine Reay beads,oooooh!Anyway enough of my ramblings,hugs,Anne.

7 Nov 2010

Craft Shows Etc.

Dear friends,
                  Finding the weather very balmy today.We have had the patio doors open to the sunshine in spite of it being the middle(almost) of november in Wales.Cannot believe how warm it is.Spending some time sorting my studio out.It has got in a bit of a mess again!!!!
     Recovering from a surprise 60th birthday party that we went to last night.Brilliant fun and danced all night.A little bit tired today as a result.Going to watch South Africa play Wales at the Millenium Stadium next Saturday as part of the autumn internationals and the final part of Sue,s 60th birthday celebrations.Really looking forward to that.
  Looking forward to going to the Desire Fair with Debra the week after next.I hope I can fit in some shopping for Christmas as well.I sent a box of my jewelry creations to a craft fair in Solihull to be sold on my behalf.I hope they all sell.It is also the final week of voting in Beads and Beyonds Jewellery Maker of the Year competition.If you havent already voted please do so before 15th November.The mixed-media section has my  entry in it.
   The launch of Arts and Enterprise Centre in Ebbw Vale went ahead on Wednesday.Unfortunately I could not attend as ill with high blood pressure.Very sad!I wish everybody luck with their exhibits
  Love and light to all my beading buddies,Anne.

1 Nov 2010

Desire Fair.

Dear Friends,
                    Have you all missed me?I didn,t blog on the weekend as unwell.Due to stress beyond my control my blood pressure has soared so been on rest,rest and more rest!Doctor,s orders!
   However I bought some wonderful beads from redgirlsaturday on etsy.I made a wirework necklace and posted a pic on Facebook!Necklace sold.... that has never happened before,so cool!. I bought more of Debra,s fab beads straight away,so look out for next post.I have also been experimenting with different ways of making chain.I am in the process of making a bracelet with handmade links and wire wrapping them.Will post pics when happy.
 Yesterday I went to redgirlsaturdays studio to craft and hang out with Debra and Della.We made gift bags with the skills we learnt at the Artisan Show last month.Then Debra let us have a go at making glass beads.A bit scary but good fun.I do hope I haven,t caught that bug as awfully expensive to start,and really no room in my studio for kilns etc.
  We are hoping to go to the Desire Fair in Winchester on 26th of November,just for the day.It is held in the Guildhall where the replica of the famous Round Table is displayed.No knights but hopefully a "flame-off" and lots of metalworkers.I am still looking for some good texturising hammers.Must start saving up now.I feel some early Christmas presents for myself coming on......
   Anyway,enough of my ramblings,Love and light,Anne