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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

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