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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.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

A treat for me!

I've started shopping early for Christmas! I won't have time to do this once my fairs season starts next month. So far I have bought one thing which has already been reassigned to the 'me' collection so I'm not doing very well!

This lovely necklace came from Laura Gladwyn's beautiful shop on Folksy. I discovered Laura's shop when I asked if anyone was organising a destash swap and she volunteered. I love looking at what everyone else makes and fell in love with this lovely necklace as soon as I saw it.

Do have a look at Laura's shop, there may be just what you are looking for too! If you live near Laura, she also holds hand crafted jewellery house parties; I've not been brave enough to hold a houseparty yet.

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