Northcoast Beadmakers

Kimmyg, Teri Roberts, Bev Butler, Carolyn Martin, Penel, Sandy Morrice, Christine Windolf, Marife (Rifie) Hogan, Su Bishop, Alan Ussher, Maria Dao, Tracy Brown, Terri Smith, Marianne Kerby, John Hanwright, Wendy Hearn, Carole Griffiths, Jan Roebuck, Jenni Wiseman, Gary Lisle, Tania Black, Maxine Chivers, Susan Clarkson, Terri Kraehe, Jenny Potts and Pippa Venter.

Lampworked glass beads, borosilicate glass pendants, borosilicate beads, unique handmade beads, fused glass pendants, fused glass cuffs, handmade designer jewellery, unique art glass jewellery, collectible miniature perfume bottles, gifts from wine glass charms to suncatchers, all made in Australia, as well as natural stone beads, pearls, coral, sterling silver beads and findings...


More miniature perfume bottles from Kimmyg

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:12 am by kim

Kimmy has listed more reduced perfume bottles on both the Etsy store and on the main website.  The new ones on the main website feature peacock feather designs, here’s a taste!


Collectable miniature glass perfume bottles

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:43 pm by kim

Kimmy has listed some new perfume bottles on the main website, as well as some others on the Etsy store.  Don’t miss out on these unique handmade lampwork scent bottles….the waterlily ones are proving to be very popular!

Kimmyg has been playing with Michael Barley’s baleen bead technique

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:39 pm by kim

Latest listings from Kimmy include focals inspired by Michael Barley’s baleen technique.  The subtle layering of transparent colours and the depth created in waves is so much fun, as well as the silver reactions all add up to make some really nice beads

New listings of beautiful lampwork glass focal beads from Bev Butler

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:36 pm by kim

Bev has been ‘seeing red’ and ‘getting the blues’ as is evidenced by her latest submissions featuring luscious cherry reds and beautiful blue focals as well as a few that just defy description but are, as always, superb.

You’re sure to find something that will appeal for your next personal jewellery creation


Sandy Morrice clearance strands

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:16 pm by kim

Sandy Morrice is listing three clearance sets of handmade lampwork glass beads……where else can you find between 35 and 39 beads from $65+GST per strand!  That’s less than $2 per bead!!!

Maxine Chivers handmade lampwork glass sculptural leaves with ladybugs

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:12 pm by kim

Maxine Chivers has listed some new items this week including sculptural off-mandrel leaves, complete with their own ladybugs!

Terri Kraehe handmade glass gum blossom beads

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:08 pm by kim

Terri Kraehe is the latest flameworker to join the Northcoast Beadmakers team. Terri lives on a farm in South Australia and although much of the year she describes her surroundings as sun bleached and brown, there are times when the gumblossoms cover the trees in all their glory. At these times, Terri often cuts a bunch and places them in her studio to inspire her wonderful depictions of same.  Terri also loves to depict cottage garden scenes, perhaps reminiscent of those she saw as a small child in England. These colourful depictions are what she would like to see outside her window, but I don’t think South Australia is the place Terri, being the driest state in the driest continent, it’s not looking good!

Here’s an example of one of Terri’s ready-to-wear pendants!

Kimmyg glass beads jigsaw puzzle on Jigzone

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:51 pm by kim

Sorry – couldn’t help myself…….load up your own images to make a jigsaw….I DID (mwauhaha) …..this site is so much fun! You can change the cut of the jigsaw if you wish. Some of them are enough to make me go cross-eyed! Check out the lizards cut when you have a chance.  Ooooeer!

Here’s the image……click on the link “I DID” above to do the jigsaw !!


Kiln $884 delivered to your door!

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:49 pm by kim

Brand new kiln delivered to your door for $884! Get a Prometheus PRO-1 for just $835 plus delivery and insurance anywhere in Australia, with the exception of country Northern Territory outside Darwin!

Prometheus kilns are now even cheaper from $835 including GST

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:10 pm by kim

There has been a price revision on Prometheus kilns making them even cheaper and we are now including freight and insurance in the listed price anywhere in Australia, with the exception of Northern Territory country areas (outside Darwin)!  Freight for the PRO-1 range is just $49 and for the PRO-7 range $72


Jon Westacott and the new Westacott Glass website

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:57 pm by kim

Jon Westacott has a fabulous new website which is being updated regularly with new photos.  To see what this amazingly talented man has been up to, what his inspirations are and where they come from, or just to learn more about his background and training, visit him at


Prometheus, fantastic small kilns available in Australia!

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:10 pm by kim

Prometheus kilns are now available in Australia from a manufacturer with almost 40 years experience in this field.  There are two sizes available with a number of program options and even a model with a bead door designed for annealing glass beads.  The kilns fire between 1000 and 1150ºC and are multi-function, suitable for a wide variety of applications such as enamelling, bronze and silver clay work, ceramics, glass fusing, glass slumping and moulding, glass bead annealing as well as hardening of silver, gold and other metals. The smaller of the models weighs only 5.7kg making it extremely portable!  Both basic kiln designs are perfect for hobbyists and professionals alike. Priced from $925 to $1158 they are also very competitively priced!

Prometheus kilns carry a 12 month warranty. Service, support, parts and repairs are all offered here in Australia.

Order online and have your new kiln shipped to your door anywhere in Australia!

Take a look!

Model shown Pro-7 PRG-BD


Lampworking and beadmaking tuition intermediate beginner levels

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:55 am by kim

Upcoming courses for flameworkers: Level 3 and Level 4 in March – Book Online! Classes to be held at the Yandina studio on the Sunshine Coast

All classes have  been updated to the new online store so that you can book online and Kimmyg is also now offering bed and breakfast to students, so if you need to ‘sleep over’, contact Kimmy by telephone to book. Perhaps you would like to do a class and then add on some torch time or do the torch time first to refresh your skills!

Did you know, the maximum number of students in any Kimmyg class is 4?

Maxine Chivers miniature perfume bottles

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:37 am by kim

As well as her quirky aliens, skulls and doodlebugs, Maxine makes some fabulous miniature perfume bottles with an Australiana gumnut and gumblossom theme reflecting the seasonal changes in our eucalyptus trees! You can view them in the online store gallery, but here’s a preview

Silver cored Pandora, Biagi, Troll, Chamilia style beads from Pippa Venter

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:32 am by kim

Some beautiful new listings from Pippa have been added just a few weeks ago. If you are a collector of Pandora, Biagi, Troll and Chamilia style jewellery, be sure to have a look at the latest submissions

We also sell snake chains necklace length and snake/spiga chain in bracelet length which these beads look fabulous on!

Congratulations to Su Bishop

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:27 am by kim

Congratulations to Su Bishop who was the runner up in the Vicki Torr prize at Ausglass 2009. Great achievement Su. Well done!

The Ausglass Vicki Torr Online Gallery Prize is awarded by Ausglass to a contemporary glass artist (emerging) whose work has been included in the Ausglass Online Gallery and which is judged by Ausglass Members to be the best in that year.

Here’s an image of her entry!

Welcome Maxine Chivers!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:23 am by kim

A big Northcoast WELCOME to Maxine Chivers who is the most recent flameworker to join the team!

Maxine makes some really quirky beads which I am fairly certain you won’t find anywhere else! Skulls, doodlebugs and aliens?!?! If you have a sense of fun  these are for you!


Tania Black brings her stunning handmade lampwork glass beads to Northcoast

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:47 pm by kim

Our very latest addition to the team is Tania Black.  Tania makes absolutely stunning beads and we have been looking forward to seeing them on Northcoast for quite a while!  The wait is finally over and Tania’s beads are here!

New listings from Tracy Brown – handmade lampwork art glass beads

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:43 pm by kim

The latest listings from Tracy are just fabulous!! Beautiful goddess beads – Gaia, Artemis and Zena!

Probably the most stunning of all, in my opinion, are Tracy’s waterlily focal beads….. just gorgeous!

Pippa Venter’s wonderful handmade lampwork borosilicate glass silver cored beads

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:36 pm by kim

A big welcome to Pip Venter who has now joined the Northcoast team.  Pippa makes beautiful silver cored big hole beads suitable for Biagi, Troll, Pandora and Chamilia, European style or charm beads. Pip individually hand makes the bead caps she uses from fine silver and we are sure you will agree, the resulting beads are sumptuous!!

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