Hello, I'm Alyson, the face behind Alycrafts.
After my husband and I sold our Bed & Breakfast business down here in sunny Paignton, Devon in March 2019, I finally had more time to progress my passion for crafting.
I had already found a love for stone art, and I continue to make my mandalas today (my hand held pocket mandalas are popular and available here, as well as one-off pieces from time to time).
I then started jewellery making, just as a hobby to start with but there are only so many necklaces and bracelets a girl can need for herself!
So I set my creative brain thinking of other things I could make involving my love of beading and that is where I progressed into my other creations such as suncatchers, windchimes and my beaded glasses lanyards. Initially, I started selling just by setting up a Facebook Group and selling on Marketplace.
My items proved popular and I received excellent feedback about the quality and value for money of my work. I pride myself on good customer service. Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to me.
I now feel ready to take the plunge into the next phase of Alycrafts journey so here I am with my online store.