Hello my name is Ailsa and I am a full time Science teacher and mum with two little girls so rather than continually marking books, I like to channel my energies into making things and being creative, I used to love Blue Peter as a child and my mum said I was constantly making things from the show!. It helps me relax and it makes me happy when people compliment me about the products that I have made. I set up OliBeaDesigns (after my two little girls) about a year ago I started selling my stuff in craft fairs and have since opened up my little etsy shop. Hope you like my items too.
I have several different products that I enjoy making. My most popular item at the moment are my flower crowns which are perfect for weddings, parties or festivals. Each flower crown is unique. Mulberry paper flowers or foam flowers are cleverly co-ordinated and attached to a hand twisted wire. The crown can also include pearl details or diamante and the flower crown is then secured at the back with a ribbon of your colour/texture choice. The flower crown structure is comfortable, light, flexible and durable. Each crown can be made to a specific colour scheme if required and depending on flowers available.I also make a range of hand crafted greeting cards with a range of designs. The cards are produced from 300gsm high quality card, each one measures 6"x6" and come in cellophane wrappers. The card is decorated with a fabric panel and decorated with glitter. There are approx 6 main fabric panel designs with several variations.The cards are plain inside so can be used for thankyou/birthday cards.Designs include: Pirates/under the sea, Fairies, Vintage fabric patterns/sewing theme, Coffee time, All things London and Christmas designs.I also make a range of jewellery items too which include silver plated earrings which I have filled with acrylic resin, the earrings come in 4 colours at present and include matt red, matt brilliant blue, glitter red or glitter brilliant blue but different coloured resins can be made if requested. The earring sizes include large heart drop: 19x20mm, small heart drop: 10mm, Large stud: 14mm round and small stud: 8mm round. The piece is made from nickel and lead free base metal. They glisten and sparkle in the sun.I also make a range of light, colourful fun bracelets made from leather and decorated with 3 synthetic pearl beads, they come in a wide range of colours and look effective when stacked together.