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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, 18 January 2010

Lots of things to give away....!

Something I have been planning to do for a while is decorate my 'office' (a.k.a. the box room). It's about 6 foot square and has turned into a dumping ground as visitors have come and gone and now 'organised chaos' isn't something I can say about it.

As I have gone round sorting and Freecycling things I have amassed a pile of goodies that I have collected, won, been given, no longer make and more so I thought I would have a massive give-away. Sorry, but because of the costs involved, this one is open to UK residents only.

No promises what you will get, but I have beads, pretty papers, earrings, badges, necklaces, notelets, ribbons, peel-offs and there will no doubt be more as I carry on sorting. It's all a bit of a secret lucky dip .... I can't find the camera to photograph things , it must be at the bottom of a packing box. If you'd like the chance of something for nothing here's what you need to do.

Not a lot!
Leave me a comment about what you like, dislike, think I should make more of in any of my shops: Blueboxstudio on Etsy, Blueboxstudio on Folksy, Blueboxstudio on Big Cartel, Blueboxstudiotoo on Etsy and Blueboxstudiotoo on Folksy. Or just tell me 3 things that have made your day good. You can have an extra chance if you mention my blog give away and something you like in my shops, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook etc (include link) and 5 extra chances if you buy something from me and remind me in the 'message to seller'.

If you fancy anything in particular from the selection above, let me know and if it's still in the bag it'll be yours. Or if there is anything you don't want, e.g. jewellery let me know. You might as well get something you will like and use.

I'll draw one name each evening from the list and post your goodies off to you the next day. This will end when I run out of goodies in my bag - but I'll post on my blog to let you know.

Good luck everyone.

Now I will get ack to the sorting. I managed to get a large piece of brand new but unwanted worktop from Freecycle yesterday which is intended as a big desktop, but first I must decorate. Shall I go for Lunar Falls or Mint Whisper (probably the latter, sounds like a chocolate bar!)?


  1. Lunar Falls sounds lovely - a pale shade of blue I guess?

    I love all the things in your shop, but especially the printing blocks, they are so pretty. This one's my favourite:

    Your jewellery too is fab, certainly think you should make more of your necklaces with the cord strings.

    There's nothing like a good giveaway so I'll post about it right away on my blog: http://elliestreasurescrafts.blogspot.com/

    Happy sorting!


    Crafty bits and bobs are my favs btw!

  2. Lunar falls is a very pale lemon. Or shall I go very pale green? It's a tough call. Either will work in a dark room. Thanks for kicking this one off.

  3. I like your silk scarves http://www.folksy.com/items/104194-Hand-dyed-silk-scarf-using-shibori-techniques?shop=yes

    also your sea glass jewellery is beautiful.

    I don't think there is anything to dislike in your shop.

  4. Hi, if you want to advertise your blog giveaway for free on IndieSmiles.com, contact Sue at IndieSmiles mentioning me (Tracy, Cinnamon Jewellery) and you will be able to list it there for free :D

  5. Definitely the pale lemon. Now, why oh why did I associate the moon with blue (Blue Mooooon maybe)? Elaine

  6. Ohh, I love seaglass jewelry and this necklace is lovely! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34627570

  7. Ohh, I see the giveaway if for UK only, but that necklace is still lovely ;)

  8. What a fun idea, I hope it goes well for you
    Your shops and work is great but as it is blue monday I want to share 3 good things instead of picking things in your shop (too many to pick anyway)
    Nights are getting shorter - more sunlight, more happy people
    Snowdrops are getting ready to burst out
    and the hapiest of all - two sleepy rescue doggies, happy and warm snoring on my legs

    end of a happy day

  9. This is a very generous giveaway Bluebox! :)

    3 things that have made my day good - 200 FB fans, a good chat with my daughter, toasted hot cross buns :p

  10. I've also advertised your giveaway on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/topfloortreasures

  11. I love sea glass and this one is my favorite http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33949986
    I think you should list some more destash fabric as Im a fabricoholic :op

    Shave shared your link on my facebook fanpage and personal profile :o)

    Thanks for running this fab givaway

  12. Me again! Forgot to say - my facebook fan page is linked to my Twitter - so because I advertised it on my FB page, it automatically got Tweeted too! :)

  13. Great giveaway - will add it to my blog giveaway page :o)

    My favourite has to be the Seastack Earrings, there's something very special about sea glass.

  14. Just tweeted about the prize and competition.


  15. Will straight away go and pop this as noodleBubbles facebook status, it'll be tweeted then too...

    ...DEEPLY envious of a destash! Have made a start here today clearing cupboards of books and games (Car load to Cancer Research)so I can get my craft supplies in the cupboard and then have to some room to do some making.

    Keep up the good work


  16. Posted this on twitter @divinesboutique as this is a great giveaway, also going to mention it on my blog: http://divineboutiqueblog.blogspot.com

    Hope the spare room goes well! :-)

  17. I love your velvet scarves. I had absolutely no idea that you could dye velvet like that! They're beautiful, definitely make more of them.

    And I would go for the pale green in your office. Green is meant to promote productivity and prosperity :)

  18. Love the Kitty Cats drawsting bag on Folksy , would love to see this in retro / pin up style fabrics (I'd buy one!) I also love the lilac, red & aqua sea glass necklace on Etsy too, it's so perfectly simple & elegant.
    P.S Don't paint your room pink or lilac (as I did) it puts a nasty pink tinge on photos - I now need to re-decorate too!!

  19. I adore the scarves, I like the large one, would like to see more of those and maybe some greens, reds, oranges too.