Cylinder empty

I always feel when I am waiting for a new supply of gas I should then get on with the work of assembling another necklace or bracelet. I am struggling with some wire work at the moment, as I have never been a dextrous person so I have to give myself some patience. The trouble …

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Time well spent

> blog/ While the Christmas season has been with us, I had the time to go through all my stash to decide, do I want more bracelets or necklaces. Having had one of my necklaces bought off my neck I realise that is what I must do. Make more affordable necklaces, instead of my WOW …

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Intermediate classes for beadmakers

I just thought I would bring to your notice that having attended various courses overseas in the last couple of years, I am in a position to teach Intermediate classes in beadmaking. For instance, there are the techniques of sculptured beads, encased florals, various hearts, and of course borosilicate. So anyone who has had a …

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Classes-Beadmaking

A 2 day class will give students all the basics to start lampwork beadmaking. This class will stress safety issues, studio set-up and the basics involved in glass beadmaking. We will be using Moretti/Effetre glass (Italian) to shape beads, pull stringers, apply dots and explore various surface decoration techniques, demonstrations will be sprinkled throughout, but …

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Busy week

This past week (end June/July) I have been rather busy conducting a series of workshops. I had two people wanting to learn how to use dichroic, and then another student who was interested in learning about bead-making, plus she also wanted to do dichroic. When someone first comes, they are rather amazed how tricky it …

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Beginning Beadmaking

Learn how to create your very own lampwork glass beads with private one-on-one 2 day Beginners Course in my studio in Somerset West. * You will learn the different types of glass, the importance of annealing your beads, how to pull stringer, make basic shapes using multiple colours and decorative textures, by means of dot …

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