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Debbie Nishihara at her stand.931 viewsDebbie is one of the associate editors for Bead & Button magazine.

Debbie had an astounding collection of beads from big name artists in the US which she made up into gorgeous jewellery pieces.

If only I had taken more money...
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Blue Coiled Bangle - Eni Oken style wire wrapped bangle.841 viewsLapis Lazuli, my lampwork beads, Dumortierite, Bali beads, Sterling Silver beads, Green Aventurine. This one was constructed with craft wire as it was a learning experience, but the rest of them will be all Sterling Silver.8 comments
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Bead by Bryan Kitson of KB Glassworks671 viewsAn amazing lampwork bead containing a piece of opal.

You can check out more of Bryans work at http://www.kbglassworks.com
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Wendy & Barbara at Ozziebuddy stand during Thursdays setup.616 views
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Princess Serenity Dress - after544 viewsI finally find someone who agrees to do the alterations to the dress because she knows that we would not find anyone else who will do it. THANK YOU MEL. kiss kiss kiss

Victors Mum also made his vest and cape. ...with the same amount of notice and after they had already bought a suit for him to wear on the night... Teenagers!!! lol

Don't they look great... I was an extremely proud Mumma seeing my baby looking and feeling so wonderful.
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Some of Kathryn's gorgeous lampwork beads527 views
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Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet with Mosiac Green lampwork beads515 views
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A closeup of Bryans' bead.512 views
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Sunday night dinner at Pier Nine Oyster Bar... Yum...506 viewsValma, Anita, Wendy, Val - who was on holidays from England - and Deb got together for a final feast after the show.3 comments
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Anne and her daughter. Um, I mean sister...492 views
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SOLD469 views
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Another set that Liz made.467 views
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A Unique Lampwork Bead by Carol Marando462 views1 comments
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Bead by Larry Brickman.448 viewswww.brickmanartglass.com

I went looking for Larry's site and found that he has suffered a recent health scare. So while his site isn't up and running at the moment, I'll leave the link here anyway for future reference.

The December issue of Bead & Button will feature this bead on its cover and contain an article on Larry.
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Gary, Tracy, Wendy Bergamin & Kimmy G444 views
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Germaine from Beads etc...443 views
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Red Beaded Butterfly439 viewsI made four beaded butterflies for my youngest daughters 18th birthday next month. This is the first one I attempted. Consisting of seed and bugle beads, czech AB beads, one opalite two holed bead, some of my lampwork beads (including the face bead), and a cathedral bead. All wired on 26 gauge artist wire. Pattern was found in Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell.
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Blue Beaded Butterfly437 viewsThe second butterfly I attempted for my daughter's 18th. More or less the same as the first red one but with couple of Faceted Opalite Briolettes on the lower wings. My own lampwork beads.
Pattern from Vintage Style Beaded Jewellery by Deborah Schneebeli Morrell - page 92.
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Tracy chatting with Sherry & Ordette from Australian Beader Magazine.434 views
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Floral Lampwork Bead with Dichroic Core by Kerry Harper425 viewsMy second bead purchased was also from Kerry Harper.

I have not had much success with Dichroic, so I was very impressed with this bead as well.
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Another Bead by Kerry Harper421 viewsThis one was bought for me for my birthday by Anita. Thank you Anita.

I was actually going to buy this one myself when I was having a look at Kerry's beads, but I decided to stick with purples and pinks...
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Anne & Bev418 viewsIt was hard to tear their eyes away from the 1000 Glass Beads book for this picture, but they managed. Thanks ladies.
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Bead by Kim Wertz.418 viewswww.heartbead.com

This is the one I wanted to buy...
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The first beads I ever Made - September/October 2003418 viewsI quit my job and spent my money on a 5 day Beginners Bead Making Class with Kathryn Wardill in Brisbane.

NOTE: I had other reasons for quitting my job - it wasn't so that I could earn an income from my beads... It doesn't work that way... lol
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Wendy Hatton and Bev Butler.417 views
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Green and Yellow Beaded Butterfly410 viewsOk, I've decided to get a bit creative now. For my third butterfly, I found some pictures and decide to see how close I can get to the real thing. This one is mainly seed beads and a couple of czech beads and my own lampwork beads for bits of the body. This one is wired using florists wire.
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Southern Cross Glass stand406 views
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Beaders On The Loose stand395 viewsSpecial thanks to Kerry for the following information:
Beaders On The Loose was made up of Kerry Harper - Tassel Maker/Off Loom Bead Weaver/Lampworker; Alida de Carlo - Beaded & Jewelled Eggs/Stg Silver Link Chains; and 5 teachers: Jane Tyson - Beadwork; Sandy Balanecki - Spiral Rope Chain class; Valma Spencer-Sun - Beading/Stg Silver Link Chains, Yvonne (Von) Ireland - Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace class; & Wendy Hern (Guru Creations) - Lampwork Beads & Cabochons.

Absolutely fabulous work ladies...
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Bev Butler.394 views
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Cathy at Chockadoo Stand393 views
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Tree Beads for FaceBook - May 2012393 views
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Princess Serenity Dress - before390 viewsOne month before Victors' formal, he and Crisi decide that they want to go as Princess Serenity and Tuxedo Mask (from Sailor Moon). Crisi gets the dress made for her in the US but unfortunately not by her prefrerred dressmaker. It arrives two weeks before the formal, but it needs alterations...
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The fish and Turtle were made during a class I did with Jan. C in Melbourne in 2004390 views
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A Leah Fairbanks bead.388 viewswww.leahfairbanks.com
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Anne's Stand387 views
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Fishies May 2012382 views
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Jan. C's Batik Bead Tutorial - page 1379 views
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Tree Beads May 2012379 views
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Gary & Kimmy G.375 views
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My current messy jewellery making area375 views
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Bev.374 views
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Australian Glass Beadmakers Guild Stands.373 views
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General milling pic. Looking towards workshop rooms from Southern Cross Glass.373 views
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It's Wendy...361 views
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Kathryn demoing a hollow bead353 viewsMy very first glass beadmaking class was with Kathryn Wardill in Brisbane in September/October 2003. I had seen some Lampwork Beads on eBay for the first time about a month or two prior, & although I had just quit my job, when I saw an advertisement for the class on the website of Albion Glass in Brisbane, I signed up. I was only going to do the 5 day beginners class, but ended up staying on & doing the three day advanced class afterwards. My entire final pay went into it, but it was money well spent.
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Deb's new (and thus "clean") lampworking area.348 views
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