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Note from shop owner Heading to the Beadfest Philly soon. Need to make beads. Message me if you need anything specific.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 8, 2018

Heading to the Beadfest Philly soon. Need to make beads. Message me if you need anything specific.

Nikki Thornburg

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I get to make beads. Not a bad life.

How did I get started? I get asked that all the time. So what's the answer...I was a Sculpture major at UNCG and after graduating I didn't know exactly what it was I wanted to do. But I did know that I wanted to Create!! I was watching the Carol Duvall Show and they were making glass beads that day on the show.
"Oh!...... THAT'S how they make the beads!!!" ...And I was off, looking for classes near-by. I found a class at the Sawtooth Center for the Arts.The teacher lit the torch and I started to drool! I knew this was for me. After the class, I applied for and received a Regional Artist Grant from the Catawba County Council for the Arts. This gave me the money I needed to get started. And so it began. I would get up in the morning and make beads, then go into work. I did this until I started selling my beads and my " other job" started getting in the way of my bead making.
I started doing shows, quite the "other job" and here I am over 15 years later doing something I love. I have found my passion and I feel like the luckiest person in the world.

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