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In mid 2009 I began teaching bead-weaving by running workshops in my home. I had a regular group of ladies attend my classes and started to make a name for myself.
In September 2010 I entered the Bead Society of Victoria’s bugle bead competition and was awarded First Prize as well as receiving a First Time Entrant Award.
In November 2010 I entered a neckpiece called “Dragon’s Bane” in the BSV Expo and was awarded the Elly Feldman Award - best in show.
In January 2011 I had my first bracelet design published in The Australian Beading Magazine.
In April, 2011 I had my first major gallery showing at Flourish Arts Gallery in Birchgrove, NSW.
In February 2012, after over a year off teaching, I started teaching Beginner’s Beadweaving classes at Sydney Jewelry School
In March 2012 I did a featured Artist interview on the Beads Perles blog site
In April 2012 my neckpiece “Fiesta” was a featured color-way on Eva Maria
In June 2012 I was published in the German magazine Perlen-Poesie with my
neckpiece “Summer 2012”.
In July 2012 I was one of 80 International Artists who entered the inaugural
“Battle of The Beadsmith Competition” with my neckpiece “Davinia”
In August 2012 I had my “Gerbera” flower pattern published in Australian
In June 2013 I was one of 192 International Artists who entered the second
“Battle of The Beadsmith Competition” with my neckpiece “Katerina”
In July 2013 one of my designs is in the gallery section of Marcia Decoster’s
second book “Beads in Motion”
In February 2014 I am one of 30 Bead Artists featured in he book 'Marcia
In May 2014 I am one of the Jurors for Zoya Gutina's Fashion Colourworks 2014 - http://www.mylovelybeads.com/php/newsletter/en/201312.html#2