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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.

Friday, 9 October 2009

I've seen it now I want it

but cheaper!

The search for a solution to my 'how to display my bags' dilemma has neared its conclusion. Whilst I was browsing on the web I came across this bag spinner.

it rotates, so customers can see all the bags, the arms are moveable, so suitable for lots of rearranging

it's in the US and costs a fortune

the solution?
my current stands rotate thanks to some Lazy Susan mechanisms. I can manage basic woodwork (probably best not scrutinised by professionals) and I think I could come up with something in wood that would knock-down to fit easily in my estate car.

the end result?
give me a week or two to find a way of making it and I'll show you. My only query at the moment is how to fix the pole to the rotating base, I currently use chrome poles that fit into chrome wardrobe fittings but I'm not sure they are strong enough to fit together with a short length of pole.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with it, looking forward to seeing your take on the handbag stand.