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All work and no play

Those of you who know me well, know that I am a sucker for post graduate study, and I have been studying on and off my entire nursing career.  It used to be relatively easy to fit in all my work, study, family and hobby time because I worked 3 days a week.  Now I work 5 days a week, something had to be sacrificed and that was my lampwork beads and jewellery making. I have finished studying for the year and am fortunate enough to have received an award for next year that will cover my salary to do full-time research.  So now I can get back to doing the things I have missed like making glass beads and jewellery 😊 This little dish is full of beads for the Beads of Courage Programme.  You can read more about the programme here . I purchased these Ray Skene heart presses back in April during New Zealand's level 4 lockdown and haven't had a chance to try them until now.  Bead presses allow a lampworker to create consistent shapes.  These hearts have a lovely soft puffy shape and wi

Can you spot the jellyfish?

While the world has gone crazy with Covid-19, being locked in a bubble has given me the opportunity to spend some much needed time at the torch making glass beads.  Can you spot the little jellyfish floating in the crystal blue water?

Beads of Courage

I have to balance my creative time making beads and jewellery to pay for more equipment as well as donating some time to make beads of courage.  These have all been packaged ready to send. Courage beads Purple hearts Butterflies

Beads for Sale

I have been MIA for some time now with full-time work and university study. Now that study is finished I will have more time to interact with you and showcase more of my work. My Facebook page now has an album of beads for sale. Simply comment SOLD under any photo in the album and I will send you a Payapl invoice and ship your bead/s.

Funky Fish

It has been a long time (as in years) since I made funky fish beads.