First market of the year

I started the day by waking up way before I was due to get up, however I decided I must get cracking. I have to feed myself plus Ranja, this is at 5am. When I got to the market I found I was there before John who always helps me put my gazebo up. I …

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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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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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Fabulous marbles

I dont know if there are any marble makers in this country, but if you want to see some fabulous glass marbles, go to www.kobukiglass.com The way he gets his flowers to float in the glass globe is fabulous. I have been playing around with implosion glass, and just when I think I am getting …

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Beads for Sale

Just in case you were wondering, all the work displayed on my blog is for sale, I realise I have not mentioned it too often, but I hereby correct this anomaly. All my work is properly annealed, cleaned and gallery ready! I sell single beads, or sets if necessary. I also have some beads made …

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University of the Third Age

I had written a nice amount of blog, but something happened and it did not SAVE, The U3A is a group of retired people who get together periodically to listen to various talks given by people who have something interesting to relate. The talk that I attended was by Dr. D. Klatzow a Forensic Pathologist. …

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Writing in my blog

I need to keep up to date by writing in my blog, I think of all kinds of items to bring to your notice, but then when I sit at my keyboard I go all shy!!!! However I was told I should be giving more technical tips about beads, so here goes:- Bead Release:- If …

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Creating/Advertising/torchwork

This has been a busy couple of weeks. We took another trip to Pringle Bay to catch up with the Greenhouse shop where I have some of my work. We had a nice lunch there but did not stay too long, as we had to get back. The drive to Pringle Bay is a very …

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