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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.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Only the lonelies (this time apologies to Roy Orbison)

I love blog give-aways (and it's time I had another, me thinks, so will add to the 'LOTTD' (list of things to do). I also love lamp work beads which I incorporate in my sea glass jewellery from time to time.

Laura at Beads by Laura was offering some of her 'lonelies' in her give-away and imagine my surprise when I won them! I am so excited. At the moment they are by my computer and I am still at the stage where I keep taking them out and looking at them but I am hoping to start work with them very soon.

Laura's beads are stunning so pop along to her shop and dream of what you could do with them. Have a look at her blog too, where she shows pictures of what's up and coming.

I'll post pictures later of the finished results (if they do the beads justice!).

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