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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.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Folksy bead and ribbon swap

We recently had a ribbon and bead swap on Folksy. I have lots of ribbons I no longer need but can always use a few beads.

I swapped with Gina at Handcrafted, swapping my ribbons for her beads. These pretty lamp work beads will look lovely mixed with some sea glass and made into a necklace or pair of earrings. I don't usually buy brown beads but these will work well with some amber and brown sea glass. I'll report back on my makes with these.

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