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!