WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START BECOMING INTERESTED IN CRAFTS?
25 Years ago when I visited
I never have used those particular beads, but from that day on I was hooked and to this day I still sell embroidery beads from beautiful glass jars by the spoonful.
Walking around the
GREATEST PROBLEM YOU’VE OVERCOME?
Sourcing original and different beads and products from abroad to keep ahead of trend in the
WHAT PIECE OF WORK ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
The bespoke pieces made to match someone’s dress that they have been hunting for, for ages.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUT ON SELLING THEIR GOODS?
Always make sure you build in a proper profit so you are not working for nothing! Just because it’s handmade doesn’t make it cheap, people need to realise that one off pieces take time and cost money.
WHICH 4 PEOPLE (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE AS WEEKEND GUESTS – AND WHY?
My best friend Pat(and Paul) –As we never get to meet up anymore
My Dad(died 22years ago) – Just to say Hello
Hugh Grant – Not the worst person to spend an evening with if you know what I mean
Jack Dee – The funniest guy!
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU KISSED?
My Grand-daughter Rosie.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Current reading, A bridal accessories book, A book on FengShui, Glass of water, Hand Cream and my Venetian Glass earrings (of course)
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU?
To the Point. My best friend often says that she would never ask me a question unless she was prepared for the truth!
FERRARI OR MINI?
EASTENDERS OR HOLLYOAKS?
CHOCOLATE OR CHAMPAGNE?
Chocolate every time
IF YOU COULD ONLY ACCESS 3 WEBSITES, WHICH WOULD THEY BE?
Flickr, Etsy and Numerous Bead sites, so not just three really! Oops