Thursday, October 18, 2007

Anne Dundas

Anne Dundas is from Sydney, Australia and has been making jewelry since 2004. She started as a way to fill her time while caring for her mother with MS and then developed an interest in lampwork bead-making. She loves working with glass and playing with the colors, watching it melt before her very eyes, then shaping it into solid objects of beauty, and value to others.

Anne also designs business cards for other artist, something she started when somebody asked her opinion on their design. She played around with the graphics and found that she had talent in that area as well as in bead and jewelry design. See her graphics at:

The bracelet pictured above, "Royal Desire", won first place in the metalwork category of the Arts Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. It is an unusual mix of chainmaille and Austrian crystal bicone beads. This particular weave looks almost like knitting.

To the left are Anne's "Adrienne's Dream" lampwork beads and they are gorgeous! Multiple tones of swirling blues and greens give the impression of water in motion within each bead. They are lentil in shape and are 21mm across and 12mm thick and come as a set of four.

These beauties to the right, "Inanna - Sumarian Queen of Heaven", have central vortexes that spins out to spread pinwheels of color widening out as the reach the outer edges, somewhat flat on two sides but edged with tiny dots of glass. These also have pink accent beads that come with the set, but they have 10 of her lampwork beads.

If you would like quality and unusual glass beads and/or jewelry you should really keep an eye on her whole collection at
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Article based on the post by Pippit.

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