For the love of Beads....and recycled roofing materials
8 years ago I was a sensible accountant, with a proper job, now I am mummy of 2 amazing children. I own my own roofing supply business, and buy & sell on Etsy, Folksy & Ebay as a hobby.
I started making custom planters and window boxes out of the scrap metal we were generating as a business, prime quality metal sheeting was getting sent to the scrap man purely on the basis that the sizes were too small for making ridge or barge pieces for a roof.
I discovered beadweaving, and jewellery making whilst browsing the magazines in a local stationers. The magazine was BEAD, it was edited by the fabulous Jean Power.
Inside there was a wirework bracelet, I knew nothing of jewellery making but I wanted that bracelet, a quick trip to a local DIY store to buy wire & pliers and I was away! Obviously the bracelet was dreadful, I had the wrong equipment totally but I was intrigued. I have always had a love of crossstitch, that waned in favour of my new passion bead weaving.
Over the subsequent years, I have purchased the redundant stock of a craft store who went out of business, I now sell this stock on in the form of made items, kits & supplies pretty much at cost as I love to buy & sell, I love to share.
All buyers get a little thank you gift from me, that might be an additional kit, a clasp, beads or just chocolate, so why not indulge, treat yourself and you too may find you have a new passion for creating something unique.
To keep up to date with me why not follow by blog www.aarticrafts.com or tweet me @aarticraftsbyfi
I am on periscope too, and happy to do live demos via that if I get any requests.
Hi, I'm Fiona, mum of 2 amazing children, 1 small dachshund. I also own a small roofing supplies business, I love to try new crafts. I was a prolific cross stitcher but I now love to play with all things sparkly, whether they be vintage or new.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)