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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, 11 June 2010

Delights from Devon - Folksy Friday finds

In honour of our day in Devon, visiting family, I offer this short Folksy Friday of delights from Devon. Click on the links to go to the listings; each is relevant to where we've been and what we've seen. Enjoy!

Ignoring the train that got us there and back, we travelled around in a VW camper van; so loved by my family.

We had a bit of time before the pub opened for lunch so we wandered along to a beach where we had previously collected sea glass.

The tide was in more than we expected so no time for a quick foray today, although we came home with a couple of bag loads that had been collected for us.

Despite the threatening skies as we left North Somerset, yet again we had the best that the West can offer and the skies cleared to give us a really beautiful day. One of the highlights of my day was travelling along the old railway line near Dawlish, right alongside the beach (and the reason for travelling by train today) - a first for me - the tide was out on our outward journey but rolling waves on our return

So we ended up at the China House pub in Plymouth for lunch

which is right by the water's edge and surrounded by boats and trawlers

before heading home again.


  1. What a beautifully illustrated day out! Sounds like you've had a lovely day.

  2. Lovely day! I come from Plymouth and love The China House!!

  3. Pretty picks and what sounds like a lovely day out :D

  4. What a great idea to illustrate a story with folksy stuff! Thanks for finding room for me on your lovely blog. Although I am lucky enough to live in Devon I always feel like I am on holiday on the coast here! :-)