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Yes, that’s right one of the new offerings at this years Ottawa Glass Bead Artists Show and Sale is Jewellery making!  Classes will take place on the Friday evening and during the day on Saturday.

We have four very talented instructors teaching earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants!  Techniques include chain mail, bead weaving & crochet, and wirework.  Class spaces are limited so if you see something that interests  you be sure to sign up early.

Here’s a sampling of the finished products from our instructors –

Marilyn Gardiner

Roxann Blazetich-Ozols

Jane Christie of Twisted Sister

Ruth O’Neil will be teaching a Right Angle Weave variant in a necklace entitled ‘Romance’.

Visit the ‘Classes’ page on our website for more information and online registration.


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Business Name
Roxann Blazetich-Ozols



Tell us about your business?
Our company, Beadaddict, has been in business approximately 10 years. Initially, I sold finished jewellery at various shows but then had an opportunity to teach in 2004. A bracelet commission led to my first kit and the rest is history. We now have a web site that features most of our 45 kits and lists various venues where we are either showing our work or where I am teaching. There is nothing more rewarding for me than to see a beginner beader take a small pile of glass beads and create something that makes them glow with satisfaction.

Funny/special story from/about your business?
My most rewarding experience was the publication of one of my beaded wire crochet necklace designs in the Spring 2009 issue of the Canadian artisan magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread.

What inspires you?
Inspiration comes from everywhere! Colours, combinations, stitches….most often from trying to create something from supplies that I have on hand. To me the challenge is to think of something unique without being too difficult as most of my designs are created for the beginner beader.

Tell us about your worst moment
I remember getting set up for a class, with time to spare, only to discover that I didn’t have any thread or needles for the evening! Mad dash for my home studio was necessary and I returned almost in time for the class to begin.


What will you be bringing to the 2009 OGBA show?
We will be bringing our collection of beaded jewellery kits ranging from needleweaving, to plier work to bead crochet with both wire and fibre. Also, I will be bringing along extra beads that I use in my kits such as lentils, drops, petals and cylinder beads as well as some tools and supplies.

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