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 silverpuss.etsy.com yesterday with a small amount of stock. I will be adding new things all week and hopefully re-opening crystalriverbeads.etsy.com 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 silverpuss.etsy.com,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.
- Anne Betenson
- 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.
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