For years I had loved to wander the beading aisle of my local craft store. I could spend hours exploring glass, crystal and semi precious beads but couldn’t imagine ever being able to create anything with them. I was a writer, a journalist for more than twenty years, and had always been immersed in deadlines for magazines and newspapers. But the last two years I had decided to leave journalism behind and try my hand at novel writing. I had completed one novel and one novella when I found myself blocked. I had no ideas, no motivation – my creative well was dry. During one summer break, my daughter needed me to take her to the craft store to pick up some threads for a project she was working on. I had always admired her creative spirit. She is always up for learning how to make something new. This time I went in to the beading aisle and bought myself some beads, some wire and a book. And I was hooked! Several more trips, more beads and more supplies and I had created my first handful of necklaces. I was feeling more creative than I had in years. Unfortunately, around 2016 I had to close my shop down due to family and health issues. It was the Covid-19 pandemic that brought me back. So many writing projects were cancelled. I found myself missing being creative, missing color, and missing creating jewelry. During November 2020 I reopened my shop. The Etsy community is a welcoming one. It’s like coming home. Welcome to Addie Frank Designs! I’m looking forward to filling my shop with lots of one of a kind designs just for you! I hope you’ll come back and visit often.
Hi I’m Lou and I am the owner of Dragonfly Handcrafted Designs. I am based in Devon where I design, create and sell handmade jewellery and gifts in my little workshop. My jewellery is inspired by my love of nature and my kids jewellery and gifts are carefully curate, designed and tested by my two daughters! I pride my business on every piece being unique and not mass produced like you see on the high street. I ensure that I take lots of time in each piece and pay the utmost attention to detail to ensure you purchase a high quality design. I am very keen to provide you with designs that complement your chosen outfits and to make maximum impact wherever you go and so that you look and feel fabulous! I offer ready made items, bespoke designs service, sterling silver craft supplies and stationery.