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North Somerset, United Kingdom
My parents were worried when I ran around with scissors – now I play with fire and (intentionally) break glass! Based in the beautiful South West of England, close to the sea and often the scene of beautiful sunsets, I am inspired by the countryside around. Working with sea glass collected from remote beaches, soda lime glass from Murano, Italy, Europe, USA and beyond, I create artisan beads, for use in my own jewellery or for you to enjoy in your own creations. But I couldn’t stop there; continuing the theme from round rods to flat sheets, mostly from the USA, I break large sheets of transparent, opaque, multi-coloured and dichroic glass into much smaller pieces to make a kiln-formed range of bright, colourful jewellery and home decoration. Each piece I make is individually designed around the shape, size and beauty of the materials and intended to be unique, wearable, usable and affordable. All my glass work is kiln annealed for strength and durability and designed to give pleasure for years to come.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

I made it to an Etsy Front Page!!

This last couple of weeks I've been busy making and listing and my blog seems to have fallen a little by the wayside. Sorry folks!

One of the items I listed on Etsy was a pretty pale blue hand devore silk velvet scarf which, when I looked again, had way over 100 views - when other items had only a handful. It's taken me a while to find out why but I've just realised that at some unheavenly hour of the morning US Eastern time on 17 July I made it to an Etsy front page. This is a first for me. Well, I was excited anyway. I'm not sure whether this is my 'once a year day' or 'once in a lifetime' moment; we'll have to see.

I'll leave the proof at the top of the page until I can think of something else to replace it - even straightforward instructions of how to import the code for this into a post have failed for me today. Heaven knows I have tried (several times!)

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