Seasons Greetings! New listings from Sandy Morrice, Kimmyg and Jan Roebuck and SALE from Kimmyg and Rifie!!
Unique Australian Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads and Art Glass Jewellery
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... www.northcoastbeadmakers.com
Jenni’s new galleries feature some of her fabulous jewellery designs using feature beads often sourced from the NCBM site as well as other great components like Vintaj Brass! Jenni describes her ‘Mindil Series’ thus ….
“Mindil Beach in Darwin is well visited by locals and tourists from April-October, our Dry Season, each year. Night markets are convened here twice weekly during The Dry, with vendors offering a range of beautiful art/craft items, more multicultural food than the Russian army could eat and interesting and enjoyable entertainment. As dark approaches, the most glorious colours can be seen in the sky. After dark, the celestial display of stars is outstanding. When I saw Bev Butler’s Ying Yang beads, I was reminded of these wonderful colours of nature. Hence, the Mindil Series was created”
Visit Jenni’s galleries or learn more about her by using the link to her bio on the left.
Here’s a preview of one of her fabulous bracelets!
Wendy’s new galleries feature her fabulous dichroic glass pendants, ready-to-wear on sterling silver chains…..beautifully made dichroic rings and a selection of cabochons so that you can create your own masterpieces!
Visit Wendy’s galleries or learn more about Wendy by using the link to her bio on the left.
Here’s a preview of one of her fabulous rings!
Christine has listed over fifty new items this week, including some great fused pendants, fantastic gift ideas (bottle stoppers, bottle openers, cheese and pate knives, cheese platters, pens, letter openers and more!)
Her range of large hole silver cored beads are sure to please those collectors of Troll™, Biagia™, Chamilia™ and Pandora™ style jewellery where they will fit in very nicely with the originals themselves.
To see more of her work, visit Christine’s galleries
In true festive spirit, Maria has been making some really sweet little wine glass charms or markers as well as new necklaces and a new kit for Xmas. Great gifts for loved ones or for those office Christmas parties where the glasses seem to grow legs of their own!!!
Maria has also been busy designing new projects for magazines both at home and abroad, her most recent publication was “Sarah’s Necklace” for Easy Wire Magazine in the US
Sandy, being in Central Queensland, is enjoying temperatures around 43 degrees C at the present time, so I suspect the last thing she really wants to do is catch the sun, however, her latest range of suncatchers are sure to delight as they glitter and shimmer in the bright Australian sunshine!
Jan has listed some gorgeous sterling silver and glass rings in the last week, some include a riveted feature bead across the face of the ring and others have little beads attached to a loop at the top of the ring…..take a look!
BEAD MAKING COURSES AND TUITION
Kimmyg is now teaching glass beadmaking, lampworking (or flameworking, as it is otherwise known) classes by arrangement. For further details of all scheduled classes go to ‘Teaching’. Classes can be booked to suit your personal timetable and skill level.
In addition to basic courses at beginner, next step and intermediate levels, Kimmyg is also offering short courses to extend your skills in Murrini making, Twisties Stringer and Complex Canes, and Using Presses. Maximum class size will be three persons at the present time and classes are held at the Sunshine Coast Hot Glass Studio in Yandina, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Class fees include use of all equipment and glass.
Our teaching schedules are now online! We have loaded details of classes, so for those of you who are interested in learning to make glass beads, building on the skills you already have, or perhaps even extending into silversmithing – watch this space! You will now find a button on the home page which will link you through to the current information available.