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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, 16 July 2010

What a grey day!!

View from my back bedroom window ~ will it ever stop raining?

I know I said I wanted the water butts filled so I didn't have to spend money watering my garden (we're on a water metre, every drop counts) but this is ridiculous.

The old adage of 'if you don't like the weather in Clevedon, wait 5 minutes' isn't applying this week.

There's an old song / hymn I remember from primary school, at least I can still remember that far back, that went something like 'after the sun, the rain; after the rain, the sun .....' we seem to be having further and further gaps between the two this year.

This is the view I'm used to from my back windows ~ beautiful sunsets.

I didn't have time to make a Folksy Friday this week, I'll have to make up for lost time next week. I've been featured in my first Folksy Friday though, which has brightened my day. Do take a look, it's on shells in honour of Natalie's holiday in Cyprus.

Back to drilling sea glass ~ more to be listed shortly.

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