name is Barbara - and I am an incurable "Collector"
of fun, unique and eclectic items. Unconventional oddball
things and "Found" objects are some of my favorites!
(Not to mention a huge addiction to "smilies"
images....I'll try to keep it under control here tho!)
and Jewelry-making have been my passion since early childhood.
Coming from a family of 14 kids (counting fosters), we were
encouraged to stretch our creativity and grow in directions
that were both practical and economical wherever possible.
(Yeh...try supporting hobbies and entertainment for 14 children
- buying me a .10c tube of Beads was a very appreciated
BARGAIN at that time for sure!)
the years I've probably tried almost every form of Beading
and Jewelry-making known - plus lots of other crafts between
- and I have had the pleasure of learning under some very
interesting (and some very well-known!) Artisan CraftMasters.
I love creating beautiful works of Art, and like a Dragon
I love to hoard them too!!!
(Partly why this site has been so long in coming!)
It also gives me immense gratification to create the artworks
I hope you will love and use
for many years to come.
most recent form this addiction (obsession?) to Crafts has
taken, is Lampwork Beadmaking! It's just so true, one can
NEVER have enough Beads!!!!
Melting my first Glass took place in 1997 and since 2003
have been full-time into Lampworking!
the way I have written many articles for various magazines
and Newsletters, then founded the Australian
Glass Beadmaker's Guild in late 2003. You'll find me
in the membership rosters of numerous organizations - some
of which are listed below. My work has also been published
in several Magazines and Calendars over the years.
- enough about ME!
for having a peep at my website - one of these days I'll add
in some of my other crafts and artworks too. You'll probably
find everything but the Kitchen sink here if you watch long