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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, 5 April 2010

More jewellery tools for sale

Are you looking for some tools for jewellery? I have just listed some mandrels and hammers on Ebay - I no longer have a use for them since changing direction as a jeweller and feel they ought to have more of a life than languishing at the bottom of a drawer in my studio. Click on the pictures to be taken to the listings.

First up ... wooden bangle mandrels - oval and round



oval mandrel


round mandrel


round mandrel

and a metal ring mandrel, also known as a triblet


then there are some hammers, all shapes and sizes ...

small cross pein hammer


planishing hammer with round and square faces


ball pein or jobbing hammer

4oz cross pein hammer

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