Sally Balfour

Sally uses flame formed birds, creatures, tiny glass beads and found objects, intricately beaded together to create magical garden necklaces and earrings.

The studio where Sally works and lives is on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Victoria  where she draws much of her inspiration for her beautiful and collectable artworks She creates intricately beaded jewellery made from elements of her flame formed birds, animals and flowers combined with tiny glass beads and found objects. Her works take many weeks to make and are admired by collectors around the world. She has won many awards in glasswork, beading and jewellery making both in Australia and the USA and is continually taking courses and experimenting with all forms of jewellery making to extend her skills and master her art.

‘Imagination, ongoing learning and never enough tools.  Stories to be told within a love of intricate bead weaving using my own created and found materials.’


Corina Tettinger – Author “Passing The Flame”
Master class Soft glass techniques.

Debbie Sheezel – Enamelling on fine silver for jewellery.

Nancy Megan-Corwin – Author “Chasing and Repouse”
Master class – Chasing and Repouse and making and tempering Metal tools.
Sharon Peters – Master class – Soft glass sculpture
Bernard Stoner – Fire Bird Studios
Boro and Soft glass sculpture

Completed Advanced Diploma of  Engineering Technology –  Jewellery NMIT  Fairfield Campus.
Apecs Investment Castings P/L – “Best use of Casting” award.

Carol Gregory – Working with silver clay.

Loren Stump – Master class – making a glass paperweight/glass sculpture /glass beadmaking.


The Mage – Mansfield. Winner – Australian Contemporary glass jeweller.

Apecs Investment Castings P/L – Best Use of Casting – Award.

Twice Finalist – Fire Mountain Gems America Beading Contest

Gold Medal Winner, Glass section, Fire Mountain Gems America  Beading Contest.

Winner Highly Commended for beadwork, Derinya Art Show, Frankston South


 2007 to 2017
Annual Exhibiting artist ‘Flame on Glass’ exhibition, Kirra Galleries  Melbourne
Exhibitor – Sofa –Chicago Art Show Kirra Galleries

Invited artist, Craft and Jewellery section, Derinya Art Show, Frankston South. Vic

Invited artist, Craft then Jewellery section, Walkers Road Art Show, Mt Eliza