Well not blogged for an age so here goes.

Welcome to my blog.

I am now known as Vickie’s Emporium

Well this website is now 6 months old woahhh that has gone quick.  If you are new to this site I will explain a little.

Vickiesbeads was my beads and findings site

Beads4breakfast was my lampwork beads site

Frit addiction was my 104coe frit site.

Now that meant 3 log ins, 3 pages, 3 emails to keep track of :/ got very confusing at times.  Eventually after time I had customers that like to order from more than one of the sites and then had to take time to inbox me to combine postage, which meant waiting til I got the email to sort it out and then emailing them back. Or they carried on with their purchase to which once packed I had to refund the excess postage paid.

So to make it easier all the sites got combined and put under one roof and it is so much easier 🙂

Well I am in the middle of sorting out a custom services for the frit side of the business :). If like me you are a lampworker who never throws their ends away then the service is here to get them fritted for your needs no waste then. I usually use my ends to make stringers but you always seem to get a lot of ends don’t you.

All you have to do is make sure labels are taken off and if you want the colours separate then you need to sort them into their own bags/containers and then send them onto me. This service is not just for 104 glass its for any coe… but you will have to make sure your coes are separate unless you want to mix them?   The details will be up for you to read I am just waiting on my cutting bits to come which can take up to 2 weeks.

I am also in the middle of sorting out for you to order your own custom blends too just need to do a bit of a stock take 😉

I am also making some more lampwork beads to list soon I am hoping they are different to what you usually see.

If you are interested in seeing what I sell in person my next bead fair is

2nd of June  10.00am until 4.00pm

Cheshire bead fair

Nantwich Civic hall

Nearer the time I will post the usual flyer for you to get cheap entrance to the bead fair if you bring along a friend.



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.


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


**Beads up North bead fair

29th July 2012

10.00am until 4.00pm At Haydock race course


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


**Staffordshire bead fair

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel

Sunday 9th September 2011

10am to 4pm


**Culceth Bead fair

High school. Warrington


3rd November 10.00am until 4.00pm


**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.