I started to make glass beads in the summer of 2007 after my Mum bought me a starter torch and my first glass rods for my 30th birthday. The torch sat there for a couple of weeks while I researched and mustered up the courage to get it set up. The first time I used it, I set off the smoke alarm in the house and was banished to the garage!
I was immediately hooked and spent as much time as I could making beads and learning new techniques and skills whilst bringing up my two children.
At long last I am proud to be launching my first collections here at www.jolene beads.com