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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

16 May 2011

New Studio and New Beginnings!

Dear friends and fellow beaders,
  As most of you know I have had to relocate since my last blog. This was actually a blessing in disguise as I now have a lovely indoor studio with carpet and even a radiator,such luxury! I also have a lot more space. I have big plans to improve the way I work and design. However my attempts to keep my studio tidier have failed already. I do intend buying new furniture etc when I get time so that should help. The mess was not helped by an e-mail yesterday regarding a competition deadline for midnight last night. The challenge was to create a bracelet for the Spring season in yellow. I do not use a vast amount of yellow in my designs so pulled out nearly ever box and drawer looking for suitable beads and some inspiration as well. I only gave myself an hour as I was re-opening one of my Etsy shops yesterday as well,so was rather busy! You should have seen the mess when I had finished,terrible really! However it did not take long to design the piece once I had an idea and all my components on hand.You can view the piece on my Flickr slideshow as well!
 I also re-opened yesterday with a small amount of stock. I will be adding new things all week and hopefully re-opening towards the end of the week as well. I kept my shop on Folksy open anyway as I sell very little on there. I have a plan to open on Ebay soon as well.
 I have a voucher code for a whopping 25% discount in,valid for one month from today only and free shipping for the forseeable future. The code is SWEB8.
 Also if you care to comment on my blog I am entering every comment to win a surprise pair of earrings featuring beads from the legendary Elaine Ray. I will e-mail the lucky winner for shipping details after the draw. Light and love to all my beading buddies and followers,Anne.


  1. Good luck with everything Anne! Can't wait to see pictures of your new studio and space!


  2. good luck with the new shop may you have many sales

  3. It is always satisfying setting up a new space. Enjoy!


  4. Love Elaine Ray beads! Hope I win!
    Erin S

  5. So happy you are back,can`t wait to buy lots more of you`r gorgeous jewellery.Hope the new studio brings you lots of luck and love..scotslass66

  6. Love your jewellery. Bought a few of your pieces and love them to bits. Looking forward to new items. Enjoy your new studio and good luck