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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Friends - Local Artists - Nazzy Beads

Happy Friday Maddabling readers. How was your week? I managed to remove the weeds strangling our vege patch and planted out some garlic, rainbow chard and beetroot, still deciding on what else we should put in - any ideas? 

This week it is my pleasure to introduce a new Friday Friend, local maker and totally talented artisan, meet Naomi of Nazzy Beads. Naomi crafts wonderful things from soft glass called Italian Moretti Glass. Gorgeous gorgeous things in fact. I have seen Naomi at work and was fascinated by what she was creating with a Gas Hothead to melt and mould the Italian Moretti Glass.

I caught up with Naomi at a local market this week for a chat and want to share a couple of photos I snapped :) I tried to capture the colours and beautiful bead shapes - aren't these stunning?
I also want to entice you with you some of the things I found while snooping around Nazzy Beads photo albums. I simply adore the colours in this bracelet, reminds me of the coast and red red dirt of Broome and surrounds,  
and I love these beautiful entertaining ideas, an elegant cheeseboard set 
and this stainless steel bowls and utensils set, perfect for olives, fetta, dips. 
I will now hand you over to Naomi to tell you all the goss on Nazzy Beads, a  little Nazzy Beads Natter. Be kind to one another and have a fantastic weekend xo 
Nazzy Beads Natter

Hi, I'm Naomi of Nazzy Beads. Nazzy Beads specialises in Fine Handcrafted Italian Moretti Glass Beads and is West Australian Made and Owned. I’ve always been interested in most art forms and genres, and working with my hands, which has included Hairdressing, painting, mosaic, but my heart has always belonged to glass, I started collecting slumped and blown antique glass from an early age. 
Then being taught the art of lampworking Italian Moretti Glass as a hobby in 2010 opened up my eyes to a new and fascinating world of glass. Friends and family took great interest, which in turn has turned it into an enjoyable career.  
I am very passionate about glass, vast array of glass colours, endless ways you can manipulate glass and glass combinations that sometimes bring the most amazing results which you may never be able to recreate!
Travelling around WA for the last 12yrs, moving from the city to the country, from the Great Southern to the out skirts of the WA Desert, My heart always belonged to the country life. Now settling and residing back into the Great Southern, I’m proud to call myself a Local Artisan of Albany.
I get great joy out of my live melting at shows, markets and festivals, showing the public how the glass starts from a rod of glass to the bead. Wanting to expand my repertoire and experiment with other elements and different glass, 
I’ve purchased a large kiln for slumping and fusing large pieces of glass. Allowing me to make large bowls, platters, vases and other art glass pieces, which I am very excited about. SO WATCH THIS SPACE…

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