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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.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

My next craft fairs are at....

The last few weeks have been so busy with the day job, holidays, making for my fairs that I feel I've neglected my blog! I'll update with some pictures from my holiday shortly.

In the meantime, my next two fairs are

Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford on Saturday 3 October and

Chase Hotel, Ross on Wye on Sunday 4 October.

Both will mean we have to be up at some unheavenly hour to get there for an 8am set-up so if you are in the area do come and say 'hi'.

New for these fairs are some more wristlet and finger key fobs, I've been busy making since I came back from holiday; lots of colours and, following requests at my last fair, a variety of wrist sizes. New also, but for display are some stepped acrylic stands which I hope will improve display and make more use of the limited space I always have. All I have to do now is work out how to get them in the boxes I already have, I daren't get another box, DH (my Roadie) will complain bitterly. It's so hard to get staff these days!!

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