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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

24 Aug 2011

Studio Layout and Color Schemes.

Dear Friends,
                   Sorry that I have not blogged for some time. To tell you the truth,the creativity fairy has been far too busy to visit me much recently and as a result not as much got done around here as I would have liked! However I am now back on track,I have completed some very successful commissions and started to set up my UK based supply shop on Folksy. The next step is to improve the layout of my studio and redecorate it! I am on the hunt for some rustic furniture and have decided to paint the walls a soft teal color. Very restful but not so boring as to make me fall asleep in my bead soup!
     I have taken possession of some fab new findings today and have had some lovely lampwork beads from from my dear friend Debra Roberts,especially made for a commission. I will be stocking Debra's lampwork beads online in my Folksy shop very soon. Also when I make a decision on what to order will be stocking Patera findings and acccessories as well. I have a number of  "found" objects to list and will be scouring flea markets and car boot sales for the quirky and unusual items we all love!
 I will be listing new items in my Etsy shops over the weekend and Code SWEB22 will give an automatic 20% off everything instore. Just use the code at the checkout. I will be entering every blog comment on this blog posting into a draw to win a surprise giveaway, Texa MacLean won June's Elaine Ray earring giveaway. Well done to Texa. I will not leave it so long to blog again,I promise.  I recommend Lorelei's blog for extra reading today as about booths and setting up outdoor shows. There are some very attractive displays on there for inspiration. Love and light to all my beading buddies,Anne.