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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, 19 April 2010

Small business quote of the day!

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm ~ Sir Winston Churchill.

I saw this on a card in the post office and it struck a chord. I think a lot of people are feeling that some days they are never going to win. Mine's been quite good so far, the queue in the post office wasn't as bad it first looked, the courier turned up to deliver around the time they said they would when I rang begging for an ETA this morning (and they didn't shout at me for doing so); the driver happily took my heavy parcel inside so I didn't have to carry with my 'bad' arm.

As for the poppies? Patty's Plum - I love them but darn if I can grow them! But I'll have another go this year, somewhere else in my garden in the vain hope that one day I'll have poppies in my garden.

meant with sincerity "Have a nice day".

1 comment:

  1. Hi, following you from folksy, just posted my first Folksy Friday, I notice you can do that thing with photos that I cant....I started in textiles, then went to jewellery and I'm now back with textiles!!!