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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.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Last few tools listed for sale

I've come to the end of my clear out, and listed the last few items I have for sale, for the time being. No doubt I'll open a cupboard door and find something else, or I'll wake in the middle of the night wondering where I last saw object X (which is why the bangle sizer is almost the last to be listed - and found!).

So here we have - above, the bangle sizer that kept me awake last night - I think you could wear this as a piece of jewellery in its own right - it looks very much like the christening bracelet I was given around the time that Noah was a lad. Weird or what, I can still wear it today but granted it's now a tight fit.

There's a plastic jeweller's eye glass. Inexpensive and just the thing for spotting small hallmarks. Handy for everyone from jewellers to car-booters.

Lastly an engraver's vice or universal holding tool. Has 8 pegs which hold your item firmly. Great also for making wire shapes and I guess would make a quick game of Solitaire if you wanted to give the impression of working on a fine piece of work without actually making anything.

Usual way of working for me - click on the picture to be taken to the listing.

There are still a few items from previous postings available. As much as I love to hear from old and new customers, I've met some wonderful people in my journey to relocate my jewellery tools to make room for a prospective lampwork glass studio; I've not got any more of anything that has already sold or not yet been listed. Tools-wise this really is the last.

There might be some sealed containers of chemicals, stopping liquid, safety pickle, that sort of thing. Watch this space.

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