Wednesday, 30 December 2009

End of year sale !

After a very busy build up to Christmas, I took a week off to enjoy the festivites (and over-indulge in all things sugary! Now its back to creating lots of new and exciting designs for 2010.

Today I am launching Madison Mae's end of year sale. I am offering 20% off all orders over £10.00. To take advantage of this great offer, simply enter this code at the checkout: SALE23
It's as simple as that. Why not treat yourself....or someone else to a lovely handmade bag charm. All bag charms/keyrings are beautifully gift wrapped.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Free Post & Packaging from Madison Mae

Until 20th December 2009 I am offering free first class recorded delivery on all orders over ₤10.00.
Simply enter this code at the checkout to receive free p&p : PPFREE

Why not treat yourself to a new bag charm or bracelet, or buy some as lovely stocking fillers for friends & families.

Friday, 27 November 2009

We're back!

After a couple of weeks of being unable to do much on my blog I have finally got it to work again!!!

The last few weeks have been very busy indeed. On 18th November Madison Mae had a stall at the Sands Christmas Fair at the Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells. The evening was great fun, and for a great cause and I was very pleased by some of the lovely comments about my designs (and even more pleased when people bought them ;-) )

The blog giveaway ended - Abigail was the winner picked at random and some of her ideas will implemented after Christmas. Abigail chose the Urban Jungle bag charm as her prize.......I hope she likes it.

Next weekend we have a stall at the Cavendish hotel, Eastbourne.......all welcome, so please come along.

I have also been working on lots of new designs for Christmas - here's some pics.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Blog giveaway deadline extend

I have extended the closing date for the latest blog giveaway until 21st November 2009.

.........go on, have a go! You could be the winner.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Blog Giveaway!!!!!

Today I am launching my second blog giveaway!
To be in with a chance of winning a bag charm of your choice from Madison Mae please read below.

What you need to do

1) Be a fan of my Facebook page

2) Tell me one thing that I could do to my website ( to make it better. I am after constructive criticism and don't mind how honest you are or what your suggestion is. Bring it on!

3) Tell me which is your favourite bag charm currently on the site and why.

To enter please email me, send me a FB message or leave a comment on my blog. The winner will be able to choose a bag charm of their choice from Madison Mae (subject to availability -i.e if it is still on the website when you win the competition, it's yours!) The winner will be announced on this blog and on Facebook on 14th November 2009.
As I am hoping for lots of suggestions I feel it would be unfair to choose one suggestion over the over as the winner (especially as I hope to use all feasible suggestions to improve my site. Therefore the winner will be chosen at random (name picked from a big hat).

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Madison Mae does Misi

Madison Mae now has a Misi shop !!

I have been busy loading up bracelets and bag charms to my Misi shop and making new bag charms for Christmas. There is still quite a bit of tweaking to be done to the shop's appearance but hopefully it will be looking fabulous very soon.

Here are some pics of some new designs - some will be on Misi, all will be on my main website

Hope everyone is having a good week.


Monday, 5 October 2009

Size Matters!

At Madison Mae size really does matter! That's why I have created a wide range of bag charms in all shapes and lengths so that there is a bag charm to suit not only everyone (hopefully) but also every bag. 

My latest collection of handbag charms features small and yet beautifully formed bag charms, ideal for the more compact handbag - over simply perfect as a dainty keyring.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Craft Fair number 2 booked

I have booked to do another Christmas fair!
This one is in aid of SANDS and is being held on Wednesday 18th November at the Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells 7.30-9.30pm.
This will be my first craft fair in years so to say I am a little nervous is an understatement. I just hope people that come along like my designs, whether they buy them or not.

I am busy making a new line of small bag charms as most of the designs I make are quite chunky. These new ones will be great for evening bags or even to attach to the boring stringy bit of an umbrella cord.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Madison Mae on Etsy

Today I have taken a big step and opened an online shop with Etsy (
I am getting to grips (slowly) with how it all works and hope it will become a great success.

Monday, 21 September 2009

10% Discount of all bag charms

How do you fancy 10% off all orders over £15 from Madison Mae. Just enter code MAD421 which is valid until the end of the month. Why not treat yourself or start your Xmas shopping early?!

I have been working hard this weekend on changing the photos of the bag charms on the on-line shop and I am really pleased with the results. Slate is definately a much better look than wood and shows off the bag charms more.

After spending hours taking lots and lots of photos I have realised that I need to start designing some smaller simple bag charms. Many of the ones I have already made are either quite chunky or lengthy so to cater for those that like small (and still gorgeous) bag charms I shall get cracking on some new designs.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Bag charms inspired by the five winning names

At last I have managed to finish making the five new bag charms using the winning names from The Cat's Whisker's (Kate). It has been a great challenge and am looking forward to holding another competition soon - what this space!

Left: Eastern Spirit.
made with Smoky Quartz gemstones, Czech glass beads and a lovely silver-foil glass heart.

Below: Winter's Breath
Made with Shell flowers and Swarovski crystals.

Below right: River Wild
A blend of various glass beads and metal accents.

Below Left: Indie Rose
Lots of lovely shell flowers, a gold-plated gecko charm and glass beads.

And finally, the last bag charm is called Midnight Disco, and this one proved to be the most difficult to design. I originally went for a design using all black beads and charms, but then decided that in the light of the moon the sky can look a lovely dark blue and this lead me to create the bag charm below.
These bag charms as well as some other new designs will all be available to buy from Madison Mae this weekend.

How do you fancy 10% off all orders over £15 from Madison Mae. Just enter code MAD421 which is valid until the end of the month. Why not treat yourself or start your Xmas shopping early?!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Tomorrows excitment.....

Tomorrow I am going to dedicate the whole day to making bag charms. I have booked the day off work, loaded up my ipod and am eagerly awaiting sunrise tomorrow so I can get cracking. I've yet to tell my son that he still has to go to nursery, even though mummy has the day off!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Five new names

Now that I have five new names for bag charms I better getting cracking and come up with some lovely designs to complement them.

I will be posting photos of them just as soon as I have made them.

Here is a photo of some of my wedding themed bag charms. I am hoping they will prove to be popular gifts.

As Christmas is getting nearer (I can hear some ou groan already....) I am wondering how many Christmas themed bag charms to make.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Annie xx

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Competition winner!

A big thank you to all that entered my competition to win a bag charm of their choice from my website. I have entries from my blog, facebook fan page and craftsforum uk.

I so pleased by the number of entries and it was difficult to choose an overall winner as everyone's ideas were brilliant. However....the winner is:

The Cat's Whisker's

The winning 5 names for forthcoming bag charms are:

River Wild
Indie Rose
Eastern Spirit
Winter's Breath
Midnight Disc

Well done The Cat's Whisker's.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Competition ends tomorrow at 9pm

The competition to win a bag charm of your choice from Madison Mae ends tomorrow at 9pm, so far the entries have been excellent, keep them coming!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Thank you to everyone who has entered the competition so's going to be difficult to choose a winner as all the suggestions are very good.
If you are still tempted to enter you have until 9pm on 10th September 2009.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Competition Time

For your chance to win a bag charm of your choice I am looking for five cool new names for some new designs I'm working on. The best entry with five new names win. Closing date is 10th September 2009. To enter please send me your five name suggestions. (Bag charm choice is subject to availability - if it's still available on the web it's yours).

New Designs

I have been busy each evening designing new bag charms for the coming season and for Christmas. I have chosen to design a collection of multi-coloured bag charms for the Autumn collection with glorious purples, blues and browns.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Christmas Bag Charms

At last I have managed to take photos of some of my Christmas themed bag charms. More to come soon....

New Range for the New Year

I have decided to expand Madison Mae from just bag charms and bracelets to bead related accessories for the home. I am thinking pretty curtain tie-backs, table cloth weight charms, napkin rings and all sorts of other lovely stuff. First I need to have enough bag charm stock for Christmas, then I shall begin to experiment with my new projects.

How exiciting!

Monday, 31 August 2009

I was hoping to add lots of new photos of my Christmas inspired bag charms, but my camera has decided to give up on me after only three years. Now I need to do research into cameras and find a good one asap.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Christmas bag charms coming soon

Last night I made my first christmas themed bag charms. Photos coming soon.

Friday, 28 August 2009

What's in a name

I am running out of names for my bag charms....any ideas welcome (only serious ones please....nothing rude!)
Is planning on sending out her first newsletter with details of special discounts.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

I am thinking up festive themes for bag charms and bracelets.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

My first blog!

I am a complete newbie to blogging - at the moment I am surfing the web trying to get my website up the search engines.