My name is Audrey and my husband, Gary and I live in the town of Orange, Virginia in a great OLD house that we share with our 2 crazy Boston Terriers (Buster & Bailey) and 2 kitties (Fat Lucy and Bad Kitty). It's a crazy mess most of the time, but I guess that's how we like it!
Just a little FYI about my wind chimes and lanterns...
all of the bead work on all of my pieces is done on wire.I don't use any nylon filament (fishing line) or any string. This allows for a much stronger piece that will hold up in the weather for years to come. Nylon filament dries out and breaks after only a year or two and string will rot and fall apart. I mean really - how many wind chimes have you bought (or been given, cuz they make GREAT gifts!) only to have them fall apart after a season or two because they were made with inferior materials? Not good. And, NOT here.
My creations are meant to be USED - that means for the wind chimes and lanterns, out in the wind and rain and just about anything else that Mother Nature can throw at us. I do recommend bringing them inside in the event of a hurricane (they ARE glass...) or if it is a lantern, it should come inside in the winter since water could get into the votive and freeze. Other than that put them where you please and enjoy!
One other note of distinction is that all of the bottle-bottoms are drilled out as opposed to being cut off. This makes for a more durable chime or lantern. By drilling it out, the bottle retains the original "lip" at the bottom and this serves to reinforce it where the clapper strikes the glass.
I guarantee all of my work. If you have a problem that is due to workmanship, I will happily repair the item for you or issue you a refund - your choice. Now if you drop it and break it, well that's another matter - perhaps a discount on a new one if you can save any of the pieces...?
Here's where to find meI
don’t have a “brick and mortar” store yet, but I work and sell out of my green shed in my back yard. I happily welcome you to visit me there – just give me a quick call, text or drop me an email so I’m sure to be at home ( I still have a regular job in real life)
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