Tuesday, 1 May 2012


I've been working hard at updating my Etsy shop regularly but seem to have completely neglected my Blog. I must try harder.

Anyway there are lots of beads up for sale at the moment and,  I'm pleased to say, lots already sold. I have decided that the online bead sales should be the main focus of my business with the jewellery continuing but taking more of a back seat. So watch out for lots of new designs and styles.

On a slightly less positive note, I have had to review my free postage and packaging policy. Unfortunately I am no longer able to sustain this. I have kept the charges to a minimum, for the UK that is £1.50 however much you order. 90p of that is the cost of posting ( as long as it is only one or two sets) and the rest covers the cost of the box, tissue paper labels etc. Bigger orders are sent by Special Delivery at no additional cost. I hope you don't let it put you off ordering. I will be offering 'Free Shipping' voucher codes from time to time so if you haven't already signed up to my mailing list then please do to make sure you hear about these offers in good time.

Thursday, 13 October 2011


Somerset Art Week is over, a bit quieter than in previous years but still worthwhile. Now I have some Christmas fairs to get ready for.

I've listed some new beads sets in the last week and I've also had a good sort out and added some orphan beads to my Etsy shop.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Organic beads.

I'm just starting to get ready for Somerset Art Weeks, which starts in just over 4 weeks. I need to make lots of jewellery. Well first I need to make beads to make into jewellery. I always find it hard to get going during the school holidays. I'm aware that the time I will have the girls at home is limited. in fact Ellie is already up in Leeds ready to start her art foundation course. Anyway I must get going.

I have managed to list a few sets in my Etsy shop this week. Both mixed organic style beads. Hope you like them.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Not many new beads this week. I've had my son visiting and a big jewellery order to sort out. I did get the chance to make these beads yesterday. They are in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

New website.

Oh dear! Is it really that long since I blogged. Must try to do better.

I have been rather busy, Somerset Arts Week, Big Bead, Christmas.....and setting up a new website for my jewellery. One of the pendants available there is the heart pictured above. I've kept one of them for myself, something which I rarely do, but I really loved the colours of this design. The range is a bit limited at the moment but there will be more to come.

And for any bead lovers out there, don't forget the spring Big Bead show is rapidly approaching. I will be there at Sandown Park on 2nd April. I really must get onto the torch and start making stock!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Some buttons and some news!

I have just added some glass beads to my shop. I've been planning to make buttons for ages and have only just got round to it. They have been very popular during Somerset Art Weeks so I thought I would try some in my Etsy shop too.

I also have some exciting news that I have been keeping secret for the last few months. I have a bracelet and a lampwork bead in the finals of the British Bead Awards, due to be presented at the Big Bead Show, Sandown Park on 30th October. The bracelet above is very similar to the one that has been shortlisted. It is on my Arts Week stand at the moment but if you would be interested in buying it then please email me. The bracelet has gold filled findings, lampwork beads, amethysts, pearls and Swarovski crystals. It is priced at £85.

I will be at the Big Bead Show selling my beads with the help of my friend Gill, so if you are there please come and say hello.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Somerset Arts Week.

Today was the first day of Somerset Arts Weeks Open Studio event which lasts for the next two week. I am at The Coach House, Pitminster with my friend Charlotte and another artist called Sara Glanfield. We are really pleased with how our venue looks and the mix of work we have; my beads and jewellery, Charlotte's applique and Sara's paintings. There are also some lovely corsages that my sister has made. She is going to get an Etsy shop to sell these but if you are interested in the meantime then email me. They are £12 including postage and packing. I know I'm biased but they really are the nicest I've seen anywhere.

If you are anywhere near us in the next few weeks do pop in and say hello.