Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Craft Fair number 2 booked

I have booked to do another Christmas fair!
This one is in aid of SANDS www.uk-sands.org 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 (http://madisonmae.etsy.com)
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 far.....it'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!