As usual the Friends were on hand running the refreshments stand and Ploughman's lunches, teas and coffees proved very popular throughout the day.

Demonstrations of bead making were given by Pauline Holt (Jazzy Lily); Lorna Prime (Pixie Willow Design) and Marlene Minhas and a picture of Pauline can be seen below.

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Pauline Holt demonstrating bead making.
Pauline's work can be seen in the Take Thirty Exhibition.
Photograph courtesy of Chris Behan.

The "No appointments necessary, just turn up and enjoy yourself" to the bead day is very popular and gives it its great friendly atmosphere.

Thanks to all those who took part and we look forward to next year's event.

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the glassmakers who demonstrated their bead making skills, details are listed below.

Pauline Holt of Jazzy Lily www.jazzylily.com

Lorna Prime of Pixie Willow Design www.etsy.com/shop/pixiewillow

Marlene Minhas www.etsy.com/shop/Glassygear

For more information on beads, bead-making and courses visit the web site of the Beadworkers Guild at?http://www.beadworkersguild.org.uk/?; Bead Society of Great Britain at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ?; Glass Beadmakers UK at www.gbuk.org?; and for courses local to the museum www.plowden-thompson.com ; www.dudleycol.org.uk

Barbara Beadman