I’ve had to make some decisions of late.
Never terribly easy, that’s for sure.

My family always comes first, always has and always will.
It’s been a busy year so far with my son starting a new school and
with a lot of sporting committments for both children now.
I’m also the Uniform Shop Convenor at my daughter’s school and
there’s plenty of hours spent there too. Something had to give.

I’d like to believe I am Superwoman, but I’m afraid, I’m not.
There are only so many hours in the day. I just can’t do it all.

So, with a heavy heart I’ve decided to stop making embellishments.
It’s how my little business began, but it’s now come second to my
hair accessories. It’s a time consuming process creating anything new.
I do still love to scrap, but it has taken a back seat due to the the workload
I have had. I’d like to be able to do that again…to sit down and just scrap.
Not worry about next month’s embellishment. Afer all, that’s why I started
scrapbooking. The love of the art…all things paper…it shouldn’t become a chore?

I would like to THANK all my fabulous Creative Team girls for all the work
they’ve done over the past few years. They’ve made some beautiful samples
using Chelley Bean products. Your commitment has been wonderful…thank
you all so very much!

So, Chelley Bean moves onto the next phase of the journey.
Over the next few months I hope to have the Etsy store highly stocked with
new product. I’ll be keeping my markets to a minimum for a while til I get this done.
I will still be at the regular BrisSyle markets! Otherwise, look for me out and about
in the warmer months or you can still shop via my Etsy store.

Chat soon,

September Product Release is tonight!!

Our September Product Release is on tonight!

The *NEW* Hessian Flowers are being released…

Hop on our Facebook Page to keep up with tonight’s release!

Last chance to share this photo on Facebook, to be in the running for
the $20 Gift Voucher. I’ll be announcing the winner about 7.30pm tonight.

But wait…there’s more!

Chelley Bean Designs turns 4 tomorrow.
Still can’t believe it’s been that long?

Chelley Bean began back on Sept 15th 2008.
I started creating embellishments for my scrapbooking pages and it’s grown from there.
Friends asked me to make some for them and away I went.

As many of you know, I’m also a Hairdresser, so I create a wide range Hair Accessories
as well. Chelley Bean is where my two LOVES combine…Paper and Hair!

So, to celebrate I’m having a SPRING SALE!
The sale will be for 4 days…a day for each year I’ve been open!

I’m offering 20% off in my entire Etsy store!
You can have 20% off on absolutely everything…my way to say Thankyou,
for supporting me and keeping my little shop open!

It’s a great chance to stock up for Christmas, especially if you have a Little
Miss to buy for. Hair Accessories make great stocking stuffers!

Pop back to either the Facebook page or the blog tonight, to get the special code to
use on Checkout, in my Etsy store!

Chat soon,

September Product Release – Hessian Flowers

It’s September and the weather is getting warmer,
the flowers are out and Summer’s on it’s way!
I love this time of year!

This month it’s going to work a little different.
I’ll be showcasing our  *NEW* Monthly Product via our Facebook page.

To be in the running for a $25 Gift Voucher to spend at Chelley Bean Designs,
just pop over to the Chelley Bean Facebook page.

1. Click on the photo on the Facebook page
2. Share with all your friends
3. Then leave me a comment to let me know you have!

Easy as 1,2,3!

I’ll be drawing the winner just before the Product Release of the new Hessian flowers!
Check out the September Product Release – Hessian Flowers events page!

There’s something else in store as an added bonus, but I’ll tell you about that
later in the week! It’s a secret…Shhh!

The new products will be uploaded to the Facebook page on friday during the day,
in readiness for friday night’s release.
Please don’t comment til I say Go, which will be at 8pm!

Lots of sneaks through the week!

Chat soon,

*New* School Headbands

I’ve done a range of School Headbands recently.
They can be found in the Etsy store here.

They are in plainer school-type colours but can also be used
for other uses as well.

Quality Grosgrain ribbon covers a metal headband that bends to
the shape of the head. So, it’s one size fits all in this range.
Suitable for both ladies and girls.

Each headband is approx. 6mm wide and finished with a bow.

If there’s a colour I don’t stock, please contact me as I’m happy to help
with your colour of choice.

Each headband is $6 and posts within Australia for $1.20!

Have a lovely weekend!

Chat soon,

Satin Seam Binding Inspiration

I have some more inspiration for you today!

The Satin Seam Binding I hand-dye looks fabulous on scrapbooking layouts, cards and any other projects you can imagine them on.
There’s a wide selection of colours in the Etsy shop.

Here’s what the Creative Team did with theirs…

Tara created this gorgeous layout.

Lauren got busy with her sewing machine on her layout.

How amazing is the lime on Sue’s layout? Delish!

Here’s a close-up of that lime satin seam binding…
Sue used her sewing machine too, but in a different way!

Nic is the Queen of “Off the Page” and what she creates never
ceases to amaze me.

Beautiful work as always team…Thanks for keeping me inspired!

Chat soon,

March Mini Sale

Welcome to the March Mini Sale!
Yay…it’s arrived!

Remember, some of the items featured are in limited quantities due to their handmade nature.
But when I can make extras I will.

 To order: 
Write down the name of the embellishments that you’d like 
and send me an email.
I’ll then reply to your email asap with stock available, 
quote you a postage price and send payment details.

Nice and easy huh?

So, withough further ado…Let’s get started!

The Seam Satin Binding is hand-dyed and crinkled by me.
It looks fabulous on layouts, cards or even on gift wrapping!
So many uses for it!

Just $2 for 2 metres!

Satin Seam Binding – Aqua – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Black – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Green – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Lime – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Orange – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Pink – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Red – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Teal – $2 for 2 metres

Satin Seam Binding – Yellow – $2 for 2 metres

 I’m also doing a special on the Seam Satin Binding for this sale…

Buy 3 colours in the Satin Seam Binding for $5! 

So start picking your colours…

Next is these hand rolled Felt Roses
All hand-rolled by me.
They measure approx. 4cm wide and 1.5cm high.
Each come in a pack of 3 in various colours!

3 Felt Roses for $3

Blue Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Pink Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Brown Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Lime Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Orange Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Purple Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Red Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Turquoise Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

White Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

Yellow Felt Roses – $3 – Pack of 3

But wait, there’s more!

These cute Folded Flowers!
They make great feature pieces on scrapbooking layouts or cards!
They measure approx. 7.5cm across.
Just $3 each!

Folded Flower – $3 – Black and White

Folded Flower – $3 – Blue and Orange

Folded Flower – $3 – Blue, Brown and Red

Folded Flower – $3 – Lime, Black and White

Folded Flower – $3 – Pink, Black and Cream

Folded Flower – $3 – Pretty In Pink

Folded Flower – $3 – Red and White

Folded Flower – $3 – Yellow Maps

Folded Flower – $3 – Purple and Green

Last but certainly not least is an old favourite!

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies! 
Each pack is a set of 5 doilies. 
2 large(14cm across) and 2 small(11.5cm across). 
Each pack’s doilies will differ slightly. 
There’s a few different doily shapes and edges. 
The pic gives you an idea of what you’ll receive. 
Just $3 for a Pack of 5! 

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies – Green – $3 a pack of 5

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies – Blue – $3 a pack of 5

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies – Pink – $3 a pack of 5

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies – Yellow – $3 a pack of 5

Hand-dyed Paper Doilies – Red – $3 a pack of 5

There’s also a mixed pack of the 5 different colours for $3.

I hope you have found something you like.

Remember, if you’re after embellishemnts at any time, not just in the sale you can
find lots of goodies in my Etsy shop.
It’s always got plenty in it, embellishments and hair accessories!

Check it out!
Happy Shopping and Thanks for popping by!

Chat soon,

**New** Felt Roses Hairclips

Don’t you love new stock in the Etsy shop? I do!
Nothing quite like something new!

Today I’m sharing with you my Felt Rose Hairclips.
Each felt rose is handrolled and stitched by me, making each one that little bit unique.
I then attach then to a 45mm nickel snap clip and they’re ready to wear!

Cute huh? Great for little girls and ladies.
I wear mine quite often. It’s nice adding some vibrancy to your hair.
It is still Summer after all.

They come in a set of 2 Hairclips and sell for $5 a set. 
Postage to Australia is $1.20.

Here’s the pink set…

The variety of colours in the range…

You can find them all in the Etsy store here!
Happy Shopping!

 Chat soon,

Holiday Time

Just a little reminder to let you know that Chelley Bean Designs will be closed for the next week.
Time for a family holiday getaway!
First time out of the country for my two little ones, so it should be tons of fun!

The Etsy store will re-open on Tuesday 14th June!

Chat soon,

Chelley Bean’s had a makeover!!!

The BIG surprise is out!
Chelley Bean has had a makeover and I LOVE it!

Here’s my new Business cards…

I worked closely with the very talented and lovely Rocio Jones of Little Magenta. She’s very professional, extremely creative and created me just what I was looking for! So, if you’re after a fabulous Graphic Designer, be sure to check her out! I’ve added her link to my side bar!

We went with fun and funky and stayed with my original colours of blue, red, white and black.
I LOVE the new look, to say the very least!

My new small jewellery cards arrived this morning too and they are just awesome!

Just waiting on the larger size to arrive now.

My blog is currently in a Construction stage. Rocio is working on a new blog design as we speak, so I’ll be able to reveal that soon, too. New year, New look for Chelley Bean!
2011 is gonna be BIG!

What do you all think?
I’d love some feedback.

Chat soon,

Back on Deck for 2011

I’ve had a lovely break over the Christmas period, spending time with family and friends. We even had a week away, camping at the beach. Lots of fun times. So, I’m all refreshed and ready for 2011.

Chelley Bean is open again for business.
I’ve marked my current Christmas stock in my Etsy store down by 40%.
I have a couple of other listings in my store that are also 40% off.
These are items that I won’t be re-creating in 2011.

I’ll be having a Friday Facebook Sale next Friday 28th January and it will run for the weekend and all items offered at discounted prices will expire on Sunday night at midnight.
I’m clearing out some older embellishments and hair accessories that I won’t be re-creating in 2011.
Nothing like a clean out for the New Year, with you guys getting some bargains!
There will be some great bargains to be had and a few at less than half price!

So, to join in the fun, be sure to “Like” the Chelley Bean Facebook page before Friday 28th of January!

All proceeds from the Friday Facebook Sale will be donated to the Premiers Flood Relief Fund, in aid of the Qld flood victims. So you’ll not only be picking up a bargain, you’ll also be helping these people out and supporting a worthy cause!

Chat soon,