Visit to My studio/ Anniversary dinners./

I invited a group of ladies from a nearby Retirement complex to view the demonstration of glass beadmaking. My reasoning was that most of the public just have pictures of strands of beads hanging up in a bead shop and have no idea of what is envisaged in the making of a bead. I thought …

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Hout Bay Sea Food Festival

I was invited to participate in the above mentioned festival. I duly arrived having taking such a roundabout route to get to Hout Bay that I never thought I would ever get there. I took the long way round! However I eventually got there and found such a chaotic mess when I got to the …

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My Life

All my life I have been making things, I tried rug making, tapestry, then clay,porcelain reproduction antique dolls, stained glass, fused glass and now glass beads on the torch, using both soft and hard glass e.g. borosilicate. The “making” is important, the thread that keeps all this varied “making” is the colour. It is colour …

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Customer Education

Do you know the difference between a true artisan glass bead and an import? Let me tell you several different ways you can tell the difference. If you are seeing large strands of lampwork beads selling for R6.00 chances are, its imported, not annealed, and definitely not made by one artist. Annealing is the process …

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