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Jean Rafferty


I love colour, which is why I make - and wear -  jewellery. I'm not sure what drove me to take a course at the Number One Bead Shop, but since I did I haven't looked back. Gillian, the tutor, has been endlessly helpful. 


The great joy of it is to make patterns from different colours, shapes and textures. As a child I had a set of pearlised coloured beads. I can't remember what the point of it was, just that I loved moving the different coloured beads around.

My day job is a writer. I write novels, journalism and poetry. You can read about that on my personal website: