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 sweet Boston Terrier, Bailey and 2 kitties, Bad Kitty & Taz (photo) and yes, that's short for Tazmanian Devil. It's a crazy mess most of the time, but I guess that's how we like it! But enough about me... I'm betting you have precious little treasures that perhaps you were given as a gift, or inherited, picked up on your travels - things that you love and can't bear to part with, but you've stuck them in a drawer/china cabinet/(or worse) a box and you never get to really enjoy them. Am I right? If you like what you see on the following pages, let me create a one-of-a-kind piece for you so you can enjoy your treasures every day.
Or perhaps you need a unique gift for that special someone - a wedding, birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, hostess gift, or a just-for-the-heck-of-it gift?
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 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 you know 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! You just don't want to hang them too close to a wall - it's that glass thing again.
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 much 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. Also there aren't any sharp edges!
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 me
I 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 (unfortunately I still have a regular job in real life).
You can visit my workshop at:
209 W. Main St., Orange, VA 22960