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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

21 Feb 2011

Dapping Blocks and other parapharnalia!

Dear Friends and fellow bloggers,
                                                 I have spent the last couple of days cleaning and re-organising my studio. I have found it very therapeutic. I have also found a quatity of items I thought I had lost forever. When I start creating I am in the habit of getting rather carried away and pulling out half my bead stash. Inevitably I do not put them away again till the next blitz!
 A problem highlighted at the weekend was where on earth to store everything. I have a wide range of jewelry tools,art and mixed media equipment and dapping blocks,disc cutting machines,blow torches etc. How to store everything within easy reach but keep it neat is a challenge. I have very limited studio space like most artisan crafters so find it difficult.
 I would also love to start making my own lampwork beads but finding space for the torch,gas,rods,kiln etc is impossible. That is another addiction that I should not even contemplate but having tried melting glass at Debra Roberts studio in Merthyr, I am in love with the idea! Might just have to get a bigger studio!
  I did post pictures to my Facebook page yesterday of my nearly revamped space so you can get an idea of how much junk I really do have and I do confess that I am a notorious hoarder as well. Feel free to leave comments on your own storage solutions.Would love to hear them. Love and Light,Anne.

19 Feb 2011


 Dear friends,
                     I just realised that I mentioned Folksy on my Etsy Team Cymru blog! Sorry! I didn't mean to do it! To be honest I was busy thinking about the necklace I am in the middle of making. I have just taken delivery of some fabulous lampwork beads from one of my favourite Etsy shops, Blue Seraphim.  They were made for the lovely silk ribbon from Tangledlair on Etsy.Watch this space!!!
 As you hopefully will see,I have added some new pictures to my slideshow. Some older photos and some new ones. I will try to update more often as I am trying to get more organised.Love and light,Anne.