• Gorgeous Beads

    (Unique pieces of art, each crafted with care by artist Wendy Maurer.)

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    "The freshest beads in Oceanside, Wendy Maurer's beads are wearable, collectible art pieces."


    On to The Bead Gallery  

  • Showing Locally

    (From festivals to craft fairs, Beads of Joy are showing locally.)

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    "Wendy regularly attends a wealth of festivals and outlets for artisans on Vancouver Island."


    View Upcoming Events  

  • 'Beach Glass Beads' -Video

    (Inspiration and techniques for beach glass bead creation- Watch the video! )

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    "Click below to watch an amazing YouTube® video demonstration. Don't try this at home!"


    "Watch the Video" Blog  

  • Playing With Fire

    (Demonstrations, the newest beads, sketches and thoughts- Available on my blog.)

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    "My blog is where I'll show you what I've been working on and where you can find my work."


    'Playing With Fire' Blog  

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Wendy 'Joy' Maurer

Playing with Fire

Artisan Hand-Crafted Glass Beads 

The inspiration for these 'Beads of Joy' comes from the colours in my garden, the lush forests that surround our community and the ever changing ocean outside my windows. The form and texture of foliage, the light on the water, the lines of intersecting shadows, the hues of sunrises and sunsets, a drop of rain on a leaf - all create Joy in my heart and make me happy. wendy-at-tosh-sizedI love working with glass and each bead I make fills me with Joy. Coincidentally, my middle name is "Joy", so the emotion is part of who I am and has always been.

Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island

Living across the street from the ocean in Qualicum Beach, a small community on Vancouver Island, Canada offers unlimited creativity. I am blessed with time, energy and wonderful people to support me as I follow this adventure.As a self-taught artist I am on a continuous learning journey and I appreciate your suggestions and feedback with ideas on new styles and colour combinations to explore. I hope you find my beads interesting and they make you feel good when you look at them.

My website is a showcase for my passion, creativity and beads. All my 'Beads of Joy' are created with care and love and, they are kiln annealed to ensure they will last many lifetimes. We're considering selling directly online, yet in the meantime, you can reach me at 250-752-1604 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_self">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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