Introducing The Resilience Collection...

'I can be changed by what happens to me. 

But I refuse to be reduced by it.'

-Maya Angelou


We are only into the beginning of 2021 and for me it can already be summed up with one word: Resilience.  I am always looking to learn new beadmaking techinques and this new collection is no exception.  Each of the beads in the collection is blown, meaning it is hollow, and decorated in a rather organic way with small shards of glass (called frit), which makes for beads of individuality. In this collection the glass frit represents the events of stress, trauma and tragedy reformed into a new, strong resilient whole.   This collection is dedicated to the women that demonstrate their resilience everyday, keeping themselves and their families going. 


Acknowledging that sometimes we need help with developing/maintaining our resilience I will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of this collection to the Hunter Women's Centre, which has promoted the health and well-being of women in the Hunter for over 40 years. 



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