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Thank you so much to everyone who attended The Whimsical Bead Creative Fun Day : June 2018. We had an amazing turn out with some familiar faces and a lot of new faces too which was great. Our Make & Take and demonstration sessions were a huge hit and it was wonderful to see many people take advantage of these and create some beautiful pieces to take home. We gave away around $400 worth of goodies in our raffle and raised around...

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce that our workshops for July - December are now LIVE. 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 I’m so pleased that they have already been so well received. We’ve still got a few sessions to finalise and add to the website so please make sure you check back regularly. We will also be adding sessions as...

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 ...