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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's new kookachoo ....

When I find a beach with little sea glass to collect, I get distracted and collect shells. Here are a lovely selection of shells that would look wonderful on a plate, to be enjoyed, or used for jewellery, mosaic or whatever you choose. But, most of the time I can feed my addiction for sea glass!

More pretty sea glass, jewellery quality and drilled ready for your own projects.

For those looking for a pretty but inexpensive item, for friends, for family or perhaps for themself, I have some sweet little necklaces which come boxed and ready for giving with a little information about sea glass too.

All my sea glass is personally collected from beaches around the British coastline so I can guarantee its authenticity. There is a lot of fake sea glass around, especially on Ebay. It's like a fake £20 note - it's not until you can compare the two side by side that you realise the poor quality of the impostor.

Buy genuine, buy handmade and support an artist.

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