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I have been bead making since 2005 after I attended an ‘Introduction to Bead Making Course’ with Diana East earlier that year. I have since taken workshops with Kate Drew Wilkinson, Sarah Hornik, Dora Schubert and Andrea Guarino.

Immediately addicted, I set up my own studio in the garden shed and a new hobby quickly became a full time occupation.

In 2007, I became one of the first in the UK to line beads with Sterling Silver. Much time was spent sourcing materials needed to make the cored beads small enough to be of interest to the collectable market. Mangobeads silver cored beads then known as ‘Buddies’, very soon became collectable in their own right.

All my beads were then lined with silver using the traditional dapping punch and hammer process. To successfully achieve between 8 and 10 beads a…

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  • Joined April 18, 2008

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About

I have been bead making since 2005 after I attended an ‘Introduction to Bead Making Course’ with Diana East earlier that year. I have since taken workshops with Kate Drew Wilkinson, Sarah Hornik, Dora Schubert and Andrea Guarino.

Immediately addicted, I set up my own studio in the garden shed and a new hobby quickly became a full time occupation.

In 2007, I became one of the first in the UK to line beads with Sterling Silver. Much time was spent sourcing materials needed to make the cored beads small enough to be of interest to the collectable market. Mangobeads silver cored beads then known as ‘Buddies’, very soon became collectable in their own right.

All my beads were then lined with silver using the traditional dapping punch and hammer process. To successfully achieve between 8 and 10 beads a week to sell was an enormous challenge, breakages were a very common occurrence. Perseverance, determination and a wonderful customer database saw Mangobeads develop and grow to where it is today.
I now have my own worshop in North Devon UK with my partner David knight a glass blower. Together we run lampworking workshops with both UK and International Tutors.
We are also developing a range of work together combining Davids skills with mine and incorporating Sterling Silver to further enhance the beauty within each little piece of glass !

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