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Please note: unfortunately, after a battle with lung cancer, Annie Wealleans passed away on 25th March 2021.

Refunds for any orders made in the meantime will be issued in due course.

Viral issues

As a responsible small business and being “of an age”, I have taken it upon myself to Self Isolate.

COVID-19 has had a detrimental effect on communities all around the world  – my heart goes out to those affected. We must all support each other as best we can and keep our loved ones close.

I am in a privileged position – my workshop is secluded and I do not often see people anyway!

I will be continuing to work my usual hours and, fortunately, I have several exciting new projects to work on.  I have just added some new Chakra earrings to the website – three different varieties, including these SHORT ones, as requested! I hope you’ll like them.

All phone and web orders will be processed as normal BUT I will only be posting once a week so you may have to wait an extra day or two for your delivery. Sorry, its best to stay safe.

My daffodils are beautiful this year and there are tadpoles galore in my pond – I have much to be thankful for.  I hope you do too!

 

Pob lwc

xXx

Magnetic rainbows and first daffodils

It’s the middle of February and I’ve had enough of storms and wintry weather – so here are some magnetised rainbow hematine beads to lift your spirits! We are threading them with our lovely solid pewter Celtic beads into a distinctive range of jolly jewellery to keep you balanced and stimulated. Rumour has it that these little rainbow riots are sometimes called “Stones for the Mind” – apparently they are good for concentration and memory!
I won’t forget the first daffodil to show its face this year, spotted on my track,  yesterday morning!

Yippee
xXx

 

 

sunshine

Crystalights Crystalights Crystalights!

Aren’t they fabulous?!

The nimble-fingered Chris has put the finishing touches to a new batch of Crystalights this week and we have fresh supplies of shiny crystal glass drops with which to catch the sunshine for you! Hanging at your window, they will capture the sunlight and scatter rainbows – with the help of some genuine gemstones and a hand-made solid pewter Celtic bead!

What’s not to like?

There are ten gemstones to choose from, each with its own power. The Fluorite was a wise choice – it varies in hue from blues and greens to pinks and purples and is new to us. We love it.

Which one will you choose?

It has been a wet, windy and rainy Friday afternoon here in Wales and I haven’t seen a single ray of sunshine all day. August? Ha ha ha.

 

I’ve been busy in the Beadoir, casting beads. I made 1100 of the 9mm sphere beads…and then the limit switch on my casting machine failed. This controls the pneumatics which regulate the on/off pressure for mould compression. As you can see, the mould leaked and peppered the inside of my machine with hot pewter. Rob to the rescue – there’s a new switch on my shopping list. My casting machine is ancient and was “made with pride in America” rather a long time ago. I’m not sure how many more times it can be repaired…but I know Rob will do his best to keep it spinning for me.

Those 1100 little 9mm spheres now need fettling. I’ll do them individually and completely by hand, then they will be ready for the tumbling machine to clean and polish them. There will be hours and hours of fettling, probably whilst watching TV and definitely into the wee small hours. I hope you’ll appreciate my efforts…

With all best and beady wishes, let’s hope that the weather will soon improve!

Annie & the Team

xXx

 

 

Exciting Times Ahead….

It has been an amazing Summer here in Wales, swiftly followed by wild weather and crazy colours for the Autumn!

I am now busy finalizing details for the new website, which should be ready next month! You’ll be able to buy finished Black Dragon jewellery and loose Celtic Beadshop beads from the same webshop, hope there won’t be too many teething troubles!

It has proved quite complicated and I’ve had to take a long hard look at costs and selling prices…which haven’t been making sense for a while! As a result (and threatened several months ago!), there will be some realistic price rises on at least one product range and the possible gradual discontinuation of another.

I am also going to introduce (after all these years) a minimum order. Eeek. You may wish to put your holiday/Xmas orders in now, before things change?

Always here for you and currently watching the sunshine sparkle on raindrops

xXx

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