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Our workshops for January - June 2018 are now LIVE and available for booking. Thank you to those of you who got in quickly to secure your places. It's going to be a fabulous semester of workshops and It takes a lot of hard work and organisation from both myself and our team of tutors, and I'm so pleased that our line-up has been so popular. We've got a huge range of workshops next semester and we've tried to include something for...

It's time once again for our annual Christmas Open Studio here at The Whimsical Bead Browse a great variety of locally made handmade art, jewellery and gifts created by Dani and guest artists, including Karen Donald and Brooke La Grue. We will also have example for our Semester 1 2018 workshops on display and available for booking. This only happens on this scale once a year so don't miss out. We're even opening on a Friday night this year so if you are busy...

Sunday 24th September (2017) was the first of our Creative Fun Day's and it was a great day! We had demonstrations from some of our tutors, freebies and giveaways to the value of around $250. Plus we had a sausage sizzle to raise money for Beyond Blue. We raised $92.50 and I rounded it up to $150 which was donated to Beyond Blue a week or so after the event. It was a wonderful day and as a result we will be planning...

I love these new silicone beads and I love having them in the studio as they're so bright and happy. Now you really can be like a kid in a candy store! With a 2mm hole, they fit on our buna cord and also the ball chain we stock. They'll look great one their own or with polymer clay, resin...

You are invited to our very first Whimsical Bead Fun Day! It's going to be just that - fun, plus a whole lot more too. Come for a quick visit or stay for a few hours - the choice is yours. There will be demonstrations of particular techniques and products from some of our tutors, door prizes and studio-only specials. This is a great opportunity for you to come and see where we are and what we do here at the studio. It's...

Whilst our online supply store may be closed for the time being, make no mistake we're still open for business, are receiving new stock every day and not going anywhere! As many of you would know, especially those who have visited the studio and attended our 10th Birthday Celebrations last September, the last few years have been quite difficult for me health wise. I've suffered from chronic health issues for the past 20 or so years and have numerous conditions that make...

As promised I have put together an easy to read calendar for our Semester 1 workshops - March through to June. Calendar is subject to change and we may add a few extra Tutored Access sessions as the semester goes on. All workshops listed can be found in our Workshop section of the website. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Dani. MARCH 2017 APRIL 2017 MAY 2017 JUNE 2017 ...

2016 is a very special year for The Whimsical Bead as it marks 10 years of us being in business. Whilst it's been a few months since this special event, the wonderful pieces that were submitted as part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations Competition are very much still cemented in my mind and I'm long overdue in sharing them with you. Our 10th Birthday Celebrations Competition challenged participants to create a piece of wearable or non - wearable art from any one...

 ** UPDATED - EXTENDED DEADLINE. Due to popular demand, I am giving you all an extra weekend to finish and submit your entries. Photo Entries are due by Monday 8th August 2016 by 5pm AEST. The actual pieces still need to be received by 31st August as in the original post. 2016 is a very special year for The Whimsical Bead as it marks 10 years of us being in business. Where did that time go?! Our ‘official’ birthday is 25th September and in...