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The excitement and buzz has died down and now it’s time to reflect on this years show.  It seems like everyone agrees that the Hellenic Centre was a great venue for us, and that we’ll be back there again next year!  Plans for the OGBA 2010 show are already underway!

This year we had more Artists and more technical vendors than last year.  You would almost expect that with 25 glass bead Artists in one room that there would be some overlap with styles and designs, but each and every table was different.  There were beads that included tiny complicated murrini – creating paperweight effects, beautiful florals, fused glass and dichroic items, edgy modern styles, wonderfully sculpted beads, bright, happy colours, beads that looked they had been pulled from the ocean — too many to mention, but most certainly a feast for the eyes and soul!

Our technical vendors brought another dimension to the show with jewellery supplies, kits, glass, tools and books – truly something for everyone.

Here are  a few pictures from the show – we hope you enjoy them.

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Business Name
Deb’s Jewellery – Debra Tompkins

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Tell us something about yourself/bio/other interests?
I was born & raised in Owen Sound in a large family of 8, I grew up with a creative Mother as she worked  hard  always making & sewing things.  She is who has instilled the creative side of me “without even knowing it”. I now reside in Ottawa

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How long have you been making glass beads (or beading, or designing jewellery)?
I was in the jewellry business for 16 years before i started creating my own pieces as a gift to myself.
I have been creating pieces for almost five years now.

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What inspires you?
I love to work with lampwork beads as the beauty in the uniqueness of each bead inspires me to create new pieces of jewellery combining semi precious stones, pearls, seed beads & glass together to see what I can come up with.

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What are you bringing to the show?
I will be bringing necklaces, bracelets & earring to the show.

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