First Glass Beadmaking Course

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I think it was about 2001 when I did my first glass beadmaking course.  It was on Kangaroo Island, and the teacher was Bernie Stonor.

It was both awesome and overwhelming!

Awesome because I could see the potential for making beads to make my jewellery really unique.  And overwhelming because I could see the potential for making beads to make my jewellery really unique!

Living in a one bedroom apartment in Sydney at the time, it took several years before I was ready to pursue this new hobby!  In fact it took a year of living in the States to realise that dream.

The picture above shows you the first book about making glass beads that I owned.  A really awesome book filled with ideas and techniques.  The second picture shows you the first beads that I made in the workshop!  Inspired by the book, but totally lacking technique and confidence!