ooops been too long.

Sorry its been too long since I posted sorry. Well what can I tell you??

Well pamperpixie is no more 😦 Sadly it wasn’t working for me but the site is being recycled into another site for a new business I am starting I am hoping to launch on the 2nd of July.

I will tell you more then 😉

I have been making lampwork beads ready for my fairs in July and August.  Here are a couple of pictures of them

Hmmmm nothing much to say really I am hoping to do more beads in the week once I have business on the computer and sorted the stock for haydock out the way.   I also will be spending time visiting my nana sadly she had a fall last week and broken her hip and had to have an operation to fix it.   Its going to be  long recovery.

So look out for my next post I am hoping to let you all know about the new business then.

Sorry but a few friends have been getting very impatient with waiting just a few more weeks lols 😉

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1st fair out of the way.

What a lovely day yesterday was.  I really enjoyed my day and came home rather tired and worn out but well worth it.  I would like to say thank you to everyone who stopped at the stall and chatted or bought it was really nice to see you all.  I met quite a few facebook friends too, beadbuddie friends and friends off frit happens.

I have learnt a few things what I need to change on the stall also need to arrange some kind of banner so people can see that its Vickiesbeads stall.

I would also like to thank a good friend Lorraine she went away for the weekend with other beadbuddy friends on a bead retreat. Lorraine took some of my lampwork beads to sell as requested.  Blimey girls hope you left some so everyone that went thank you for you buys much appreciated.

Right my next fair is in July at haydock racecourse luckily I get June to melt glass ready for stourbridge in August.

Hopefully my next blog I will be able to announce my new business venture if things work out not promising anything though as it may take a while to sort out and set up.

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3 more days to my first bead fair of the year.

Yup Sunday 20th of May my first bead fair of the year.   I have expanded the range of vickiesbeads since last years fairs and have a better display for it all.

Yes as usual my panick mode as kicked in lol I know it will be ok but as this is my main business and this is what brings in the money to pay my bill and feed the little people in the house it can get quite worrying if you don’t do well and its the same for all business at the moment with the current climate.

If you are in the cheshire area and would like to come along and buy some supplies for you jewellery business print off this flyer and it will let you in for £1 instead of the £2 original fee. Pass it along to friends and family that maybe interested more the merrier.

Some of us traders will be donating bits too for a a free raffle for everyone that comes and visits us, you got to be in it to win it though ;).

I will also be having a few trays of my lampwork beads too so if you are in the mood for lampwork then I will have that there for you too.

If you are not in the cheshire area but would be interested in other bead fairs here is a list of fairs I will be attending.

2012 Venues

**2oth of May  10.00am until 4.00pm

Cheshire bead fair

Nantwich Civic hall

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**Beads up North bead fair

29th July 2012

10.00am until 4.00pm At Haydock race course

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Saturday/Sunday, 25th/26th August  –

9th Annual Stourbridge Bead Fair – THE BONDED WAREHOUSE, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS, DY 8 4LU, (free entry) 10.00 to 16.30

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**Staffordshire bead fair

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel

Sunday 9th September 2011

10am to 4pm

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**Culceth Bead fair

High school. Warrington

WS3 5HH

3rd November 10.00am until 4.00pm

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**Nottingham bead fair

Gateway hotel.

4th November 10.00am until 4.00pm

Please be aware the venues with the **  will be the venues I will have the vickiesbeads stock at all other venues will only have my beads4breakfast lampwork bead stock.  Although if you are coming to the venues above you can order your items and I can take them along with me for you to collect.

Just a thank you.

Starting today I am having a promotion to say thank you to everyone that as supported me in lampworking. Today is my 3rd anniversary of lampworking. 🙂

For every 2 sets of fritzer beads I will send you a free set.  Yup you heard that right. So if you buy 6 sets I will send you 3 sets free. The free sets will be chosen by me as they will not be listed.

also to let you know at the end of the month I will have new stock arriving for vickiesbeads, I will be posting pictures sometime next week once I have downloaded them from the suppliers site 😉

Here are a few pictures of beads that came out of the kiln this morning 🙂

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I have been melting.

YUP you heard right I finally got on the torch and melted some glass.

Here are just a few of the sets made some are listed on my etsy shop and some on my vickiesbeads site.   I am getting beads ready for my fairs this year and stock  piling a decent ammount for the stourbridge glass festival in August not done the 2 day one so not sure how its going to go so thought I would have a stock pile done, better to have too many than  not enough lol.

I am getting ready for my first fair which is in May at Nantwich civic hall.

Hear are the details of that fair. If you print this flyer off below and take it with you. Entry is only £1 print a few off and give to friends more the merrier.

I have some new stock waiting to be order in my suppliers basket will show pictures once they have been ordered. I have bought some stock specially for the fairs and will not be on the website but if you like my fan page   I may show the special offers on there too.

Well time to get the school uniforms sorted and the kids other things wahooooooo back to school tomorrow… not that I am excited or anything LOL 😉

Getting ready for this years fairs.

Yup getting ready sorting out stock, ordering more, making sure everything is labelled and bagged. I only have 4 fairs this year but hoping to book more if possible now a new bead fair organiser as started. They have taken over some fairs that were organised by someone else who sadly had to stop due to personal reasons.

Here is a list of my fairs this year

Vickiesbeads Venue dates

**2oth of May

Cheshire bead fair

Nantwich Civic hall

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**Beads up North bead fair

29th July 2012

10.00am until 4.00pm At Haydock race course

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Saturday/Sunday, 25th/26th August  –

9th Annual Stourbridge Bead Fair – THE BONDED WAREHOUSE, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS, DY 8 4LU, (free entry) 10.00 to 16.30

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**Staffordshire bead fair

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel

Sunday 9th September 2011

10am to 4pm

Please be aware the venues with the **  will be the venues I will have the vickiesbeads stock at all other venues will only have my beads4breakfast lampwork bead stock.  Although if you are coming to the venues above you can order your items and I can take them along with me for you to collect.

If you are going to pop along to my first one the cheshire bead fair you may want to print this flyer off.

Along with the flyer its only £1 entry instead of £2

As you can see 3 of the fairs will be mainly vickiesbeads stock and there will be a tray of my lampwork beads. Stourbridge glass festival will be my main event for the lampwork beads.

If you are intersted in exhibiting at bead fairs then keep an eye on Sharon and Mark’s site http://www.beadyfairs.co.uk they will be going to  organise fairs and also taking over organising some fairs of a previous organiser.  I personally think they will be great and will do well and I do wish them well.   As both attend fairs themselves with their own businesses they know what traders and customers are looking for and need in fairs so will cater for those needs.

Other news is that my beads4breakfast website is no more. Due to financial reasons I have had to stop the website as customers were tending to use my etsy or ebay site so was really no need for the site. Although I do have a handmade lampwork bead section on my site you will find here. I do have some listed on my etsy at the moment and there is a 25% sale on all you need to do is enter the code ITSEASTER2012 for the discout to be done.

Right I am going to finish the rest of my Sunday with the kids ttfn 🙂

Long time no see …. I have a favour to ask please read on.

Has you all know I run vickiesbeads well I have applied for some funding of £300 but in order to get it I need 300 votes basically £1 a vote I get. I have stock in the basket at my suppliers all ready in the hope I get the votes. :).

Basically all you need to do is register ( there is an option you can click so you don’t get emails off them )and click vote then on the comments below I would like you to leave a comment to say you have voted. Once I have all my votes and the funding I will put all the names in a hat and the winner will get a Selection of beads and findings worth £20.  This is just to say thank you for your vote and also for your continued support and that its very much appreciated.

Here is the link http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/vickiesbeads/

Right that is the important stuff done LOL.

You may have noticed I have been  a bit quiet on the facebook , forum and group front well I am taking a bit of a step back as I think I am spending wayyyyyyy too much time on the net you know what its like lols, you start checking emails and then checking this and finding out what happened to so and so commission etc… before you know it most of a good day as gone.

Anyways yesterday I went to sort out some glass rods to do some torching today.  I was confronted with a right mess colours all mixied up and some labals missing and getting very confused which glass was what. So remembering what someone had said I washed all the glass rods as I had not torched in a while and they were very dusty and some felt a bit yuk ( my studio is in the kitchen) and after washing I labelled every single rod.

This was just the effetre glass and not all of it as 6 other colours were soaking. ooops

Then after that was all done and I did all the creation is messy glass I cleaned down my side the kiln got a hoover everything was put back

I even put them back in some kind of order pinks in one square, green in another , blues etc… CiM have their own little grouping. It was very very theraputic to be honest lol.  I found glass I forgot I had oops, also some bundles were not even opened just slung on the rack.   I will be saving up for those drain pipe tubes the small ones I think that will be better for me but in time.

My new website if you do not know is now up and running The Pamper Pixie The site designed and created by the lovely Donna at Blue punk dog . Take a look the site is updated daily for new stock.

The new stock for this week are egg bath bombs perfect for a pamper maybe get yourself some scented candles and just lay there eyes closed and relaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   well thats if you can lol I know its the easter holidays.

Anyways I am going to sort out my brood and make sure they are not up to anything as they are being veeeeery quiet.

So please if you have the time vote for me it will be much appreciated.

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