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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.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

New from Blue Box Studio

I recently made some cuff links from a friend's wedding dress fabric for the groom and ushers to wear at the wedding and am so pleased with these that I have made some more using my own shibori dyed silk fabrics.

Not only do these look great on a men's plain shirt but would also jazz up a ladies white shirt to give a new or smarter look.

Not stopping there, I have also made a couple of brooches, which could be used as scarf pins or to brighten up a jacket or coat.

These compliment the range of pocket mirrors I make, also from my own shibori dyed silk.

So, what do you think, make more cuff links and/or brooches or not?

The cuff links and brooches will shortly be available from my web shop - http://www.blueboxstudio.bigcartel.com. The mirrors are generally available through my Etsy and Folksy shops but if you can't see quite what you are looking for do get in touch as I have lots more that are not listed.

If you would like cuff links made from your own fabrics, get in touch to discuss, commissions welcome.

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