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I was born and raised in magical Africa but have called Australia home since 2003.

In between my two part-time jobs and the housework I create fun things with beads, under the intent gaze of my cat Archie, who loves playing with beads as much as I do.
I have been making jewellery ever since I can remember, initially only for my own adornment. Being a somewhat shy and reserved person I was drawn to wearing bold, unique items of jewellery, as a way of expressing my creativity and a colourful inner-self!

I'm completely self-taught through the use of books and tutorials, and am inspired by the works of Laura McCabe and members of the Etsy Beadweavers Team.
I love working with Swarovski stones, vintage cabochons and unusual buttons, and I spend a great deal of time searching for just the right pieces to…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 25
  • Joined August 18, 2009

Favorite materials

Swarovski rivolis and stones, ornate cabochons, vintage buttons, Japanese seed beads

About

I was born and raised in magical Africa but have called Australia home since 2003.

In between my two part-time jobs and the housework I create fun things with beads, under the intent gaze of my cat Archie, who loves playing with beads as much as I do.
I have been making jewellery ever since I can remember, initially only for my own adornment. Being a somewhat shy and reserved person I was drawn to wearing bold, unique items of jewellery, as a way of expressing my creativity and a colourful inner-self!

I'm completely self-taught through the use of books and tutorials, and am inspired by the works of Laura McCabe and members of the Etsy Beadweavers Team.
I love working with Swarovski stones, vintage cabochons and unusual buttons, and I spend a great deal of time searching for just the right pieces to use in my designs.
All my creations are one-of-a-kind because I value uniqueness and simply because the fun lies in coming up with a design and then watching it materialise as you work. Once I know what the end result looks like it's not much fun repeating it!

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