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Great Barrier Reef

Jewellery Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef

Barrier Reef Glass Beads brings together my 30 years of involvement with the Reef, the Australian rainforest and a love of all things artistic.  I create works that are little worlds in themselves using lamp-work techniques, which involves layering glass that is heated in a flame.  I also create enamel jewellery.  Want to learn lamp-working or enamelling?  Classes are on hold until 2024.

Click here if you would like to enquire about a custom made memorial ash bead.

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Alison Velvin

Glass Artist

I worked for many years in finance with lamp-working as a hobby.  However, glass is incredibly addictive and it wasn’t long before I was working exclusively at my torch, taking my inspiration from the rainforest and Great Barrier Reef which are on the doorstep of my home in Townsville in Far North Queensland. I am guilty of totally loving my work.

I see myself as a dedicated romantic, expressing my love of life through my art, and one of my major pleasures is to make people smile.

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