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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, 6 January 2010

Winterwonderland and a change of plan

Overnight it snowed. Yes, I know it snowed most places yesterday but we don't usually do snow in Clevedon. This morning, 5am, I wake to 4 inches of the fluffy white variety and wondering how I'm going to get 20 miles to hospital by 7am for my long awaited operation. The short answer is I'm not! I'm disappointed because I'd psyched myself up to finally getting this done but the sensible option was to do as the hospital suggested and not make the journey as there'd be no guarantee anyone else would make it in and I'd be sent home. The less journeys DH has to make the better.

So now we have to wait for another appointment.

The upside of this is that my Etsy, Folksy and Big Cartel shops are now open again, as are my Etsy and Folksy supplies shops. I'll be listing a few more things today if I get a chance.

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