About Me

My photo
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.

Monday, 20 July 2009

My second give-away ~ little sea glass pendants

I'm having another give-away, because I I would like you to 'give-away' some information to me. Don't worry, nothing too onerous!

To enter:

(1) tell me which on-line handmade/supply sites you use as a buyer or a seller. By that I mean the sites like Etsy, Folksy, Art Fire etc, not independent shops like Fire Mountain Gems, Cookson Gold and the like. I am trying to establish which sites are most popular.

(2) how you found my shop on Etsy / Folksy / Shop Handmade

(3) leave me a way of contacting you if you are a winner.

(4) add my give-away to your blog, Twitter about it or whatever. Spread the word!

The closing date is 8pm UK time on Sunday 26 July, in celebration of my late father's 100th birthday which I will be celebrating with my family. I'd like to add at this point that no, I'm not that old .... I was born at a very early age and at a time when Dad was rather hoping for grandchildren and not another daughter! Sadly, Dad died when I was a teenager from mouth and throat cancer but none the less is still dearly missed by his family. We couldn't let this date go uncelebrated. I'm instructed to find photos of Dad for the Sunday party and will copy some on my blog in due course.

The prizes are one of three genuine sea glass pendants mounted onto silver plated bails. If you have a preference should you be a winner, just leave me a note whether you'd prefer the pendant on the left, right or centre. I got a bit carried away with the one on the left - it had a double dose of sticky dot to keep it on it's presentation card! If you aren't a winner I sell these in my shops from time time time and nearly alway have some at craft fairs .... you only have to ask if I've forgot to relist any.

Good luck.


  1. I just wanted you to know I blogged about ya:) http://www.hmgiveaways.blogspot.com

  2. I found you on Etsy. I'm an Etsy addict! You can contact me through Etsy, here is my shop: http://DavenEvanXaviour.etsy.com

    I will blog about you later today! (http://geekycrochet.blogspot.com)

  3. I have an account on Etsy, and I'm planning to start my own business.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  4. And of course, I found your shop on Etsy. By random.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  5. I put a link to your giveaway on my blog sidebar. Good luck! ;)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  6. i use etsy and artfire as a seller and buyer and i found your shop on the forums in etsy.
    i am following you now and i posted a link about you on FB.

    I am afollower too


  7. I have a shop on Folksy (Oddsox) and I found you in the forums quite recently. I shop at Folksy and Etsy.

    If I were lucky enough to win a pendant I would love the beautiful sea green one on the right.

    Just off to twitter this now as there's only a few hours left!

    I hope today is a happy one for your family.