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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

19 Dec 2010

Merry Christmas.

Dear friends,
                   Sorry that I haven,t blogged for a few weeks! Just so very busy that I couldn,t get the umph needed to keep in touch with everybody.
     A funny thing happened on the way to this blog!LoL! Rebecca and I braved the very bad snow to go to church. Only a handful of children had been able to get there to perform the Nativity play so Rebecca and Thomas had to step in to play Mary and Joseph.I was a king,Julie, a shepherd and Chris  was an angel. Everybody mucked in and did their bit! The vicar was only expecting a few people to turn up but the church was almost half full.
   Chris made a comment that we might have to deviate from the script a little! ""Script? What script?" We haden,t seen a script or rehearsed but had to muddle through somehow! We did get bits wrong but on the whole it went really well and there were many tears of laughter when we got it wrong! The whole experience summed up the true message of Christmas as community spirit is still alive and kicking especially during this extreme weather.
   I was runner-up in Beads and Beyonds Jewelry Maker of The Year. I am really looking forward to my goodies in the post after Christmas. I can,t wait to start designing new things! I am also putting forward some designs for Copper Wire Jewelry Magazine,so I hope they like my designs.
   I have been very busy doing commissions for Redgirlsaturday on Etsy. She was delighted with my designs but it is very easy to design with such fabulous beads.I also had my first ever beads from Elaine Ray and Blue Seraphim.They are amazing! I am ordering more beads for my spring designs and will start work on them after Christmas. I am also looking at new packaging designs as planning to do some craft shows next year. I will post pictures  in the next two weeks. No rest over Christmas.
   I will stop rambling now and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Love and light to all,Anne.