Introducing myself!

Hello! This is me in my fancy didymium glasses that I use when I am making glass beads! The filter lets me see the bead through the flame, it would be nearly impossible to make beads without them. I have been making beads for a really long time. I think it was 2001 when I did my first glass bead making class, and it literally changed my life! In 2009 I started making beads from recycled glass. My life changed that year by having a baby, and it shifted the focus of my making too. I still love making beads with Italian glass too because of all the gorgeous colours. Honestly, I can’t ever see myself not making beads or jewellery. I have been making jewellery for over 30 years now, and every day it still brings me a lot of happiness. There’s always something new to try, a new colour combination, a new tool, a new idea. Here’s to the next 30 years!

Julie Frahm