Liz McFern

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Liz McFern


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From Markets to Cyberspace in 2018

Just after the birth of my first child in 1996 I realised that returning to the mad cap world of advertising was not an option and in May 1997 Mary-Beth Originals was born, well it did sound so much better than "Liz Originals".
Back in the early days the internet was not an option for selling. There was No Facebook, No Instagram, No Pintrest and No Etsy. So I began like many small craft businesses, by selling at small craft fairs. Over the years the fairs got bigger and the things I made also changed.
We started with dolls house miniatures and charms and gradually moved into Fairy Doors and magic wands when my husband joined me full time. He does the wood bit and I do the fimo bit.
About 5 years ago we kicked up a gear and began taking stands at major events like music festivals, and some of the bigger outdoor markets and Country Fairs. I love the interaction I get with customers at a market so the internet side of selling was something I wanted to do but never really seemed to have the time.
Last year we had to rethink things a little after a diagnosis of Breast Cancer and the treatment that this entailed meant more time to look into the worlds of Esty and online selling and a realisation that in 2018 an effort really needed to be made to catch up with everyone else!
So welcome to my shop. I hope you enjoy browsing our wares, which I promise to regularly add to and if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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  • Liz McFern

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    I have been running Mary-Beth Originals since just after my daughter (Mary-Beth) was born in 1997. My background was in graphic design in advertising and I had always had fascination with miniature things and working with polymer clay.

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