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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.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

A few more tools

The clear out is nearly complete. I am surprised how much space I have created in my little studio. This has not all been in vain, I am hoping to try out lampwork bead making to make beads to work with my sea glass jewellery. If nothing else, a spring clean was long overdue. Now that I can see work surfaces and have room to put things away I will redecorate as well. Not that all this selling and sorting is getting anything made!

So, for those still looking for tools I have now listed ......

Maun wire cutters - these are great for cutting silver or any other soft wire

Anyone in need of a new vice? I want to swap this vice for another vice - pretty tubes of coloured glass!

Time for my trusty Bullfinch gas blow torch to make someone else happy - it comes with lots of different burners, including one for jewellery. I just want to swap one torch for another. If you collect this from me I'll even let you have the small propane cylinder, but I can't post that!

My bench pin and anvil also need a new home, they were fixed where I hope the new gas torch will go!

Tomorrow's piece de resistance! A Creusen polisher, with stand, with mops and polishing compounds and guards. This little lot would cost in excess of £300 new and is going to be on offer for considerably less! If you want one of these this will be your bargain of the week. I just need to weight it all to work out the postage! I suggest you click on one of my other pictures to get to my listings and then select 'other items for sale' to find this one.

A few of my previous listings are still available so do look through previous blog posts to see if there is anything you need or want!

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