Bead designer's demonstration

PUBLISHED: 21:00 07 October 2011

Georgina Black will display her lampworking skills on October 8.

Georgina Black will display her lampworking skills on October 8.


ONE of the designers from a global jewellery company will be visiting Weston's Caboodle store this weekend.

Georgina Black, a skilled craftswoman in Trollbeads, will be in town on Saturday to show customers how much work goes into making each individual bead.

Owner of Caboodle, in Meadow Street, Steve Finch, said: “We have been in touch with Georgina for the last 18 months and customers are really excited to be able to see them being made.”

Trollbeads is a Danish company, and the original group to come up with the idea of this type of jewellery.

The charm beads, which customers can collect to make up their own individual bracelets, are all crafted by hand from Italian glass and each takes around 20 minutes to create.

Steve said: “We are very lucky to be able to book Georgina into the store. She only does half a dozen of these demonstrations a year, so it’s quite exciting.”

Steve, who has run the store for the past 11 years, said they have sold Trollbeads for the last four years. He said he and his wife first saw lampworking, which is a term used for crafting the individual glass beads, at a trade show.

He said: “It’s hypnotising and such an intricate job.

“Because of the time constraints, Georgina will only be able to make so many beads, but we are going to have a lucky dip where people can win a glass bead from the collection and have one designed especially for them.”

Georgina will be in store from 10am-5pm on Saturday.

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