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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, 18 October 2009

New printing blocks, new printed scarves .....

I've listed some new printing blocks in my Folksy shop. These are ones that I bought to use when making scarves but have never quite got round to using as much as I had planned. Space is now at a premium and, using my new policy of "not used in x months then it goes" 'tis time for them to have a new home.

There are also a few wooden printing blocks in my Etsy shop. All are antique and originally used in India.

Also new to my Folksy shop are some velvet scarves. DH, my roadie at craft fairs (due to me having slipped a disc and tearing a tendon in my elbow last year) decreed that he wouldn't carry more boxes than I already have, nor would another fit in the car (we do look like a band on tour when we head off to fairs) so I have had to make space in another box for my clutch and tote bags.

To make space I have displaced a number of velvet and silk scarves. All are to my usual high standard, but I'm struggling to find a home for them so am offering them, as time allows me to list, in my Etsy and Folksy shops for around 50% off the normal price.

Lastly, I've also cleared out one of the drawers in my 'office'. Once up on a time I used to make greetings cards and collected a number of peel-off stickers which I am now offering in my Etsy shop. There are 2 lots of 7 sheets, all have one or more stickers removed but if you make cards and use peel-offs these are a bargain and a useful addition to your stash. From my destash to your stash!

We've been sea glass hunting again, more of that later, so keep watching my shops for more silk and velvet scarves and more sea glass; all coming soon.

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