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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

22 Jun 2011

Happy Customers and Other Assorted Parapharnalia!

Dear friends,
                  My creative tendancies have been rather haphazard of late so only now can I justify blogging about making and designing new jewelry! My mixed-media building for Cloth Paper Scissors was damaged due to the builders fixing my plumbing using equipment that raised more dust than a storm in the desert! I will probably have to do that from scratch as easier! Least said about that the better!
  However I cleared my exhibition jewelry from Arts and Enterprise in Ebbw Vale and I am hoping to have a jewelry party near the end of July! I am working on some new designs and will be adding these to my Flickr slideshow in the next few days.Keep your eyes open for those. I was surprised how many items I had on display in Ebbw Vale. I know I had my inventory in my hand when I went over but it was like discovering hidden treasures when I was opening display units and boxes.I had forgotten how lovely some of my pieces are!
 My sister has bought me a lightbox for my jewelry photography and I am impressed at the diffference in the way the box defuses light so harsh shadows are not cast,even in very bright light.
  This morning, I recieved a string of chyroprase beads and some tiny sterling findings from Cathy Daly on Etsy. I was very impressed by the stunning quality of the beads and the speed at which they arrived! Very impressed indeed! I had also ordered findings from Patina Queen and as always they are fabulous.
 Don't forget to add a comment to my blog to be in with a chance of winning the fab Elaine Ray earrings worth $45. Love and light to you all,Anne.


  1. Couldn't resist commenting - they are after all made with silver, lol!!
    Hope the fridge/freezer is working again and all the plumbing has finally settled down to a working routine, like you have:-)
    Take care,

  2. I absoloutly love your jewellery, dont buy from high street anymore. Hope the weather stays good so you can take more pics outside. x