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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.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

New ideas finally in practice


Ages ago, long before I harboured a dream of being able to make my own lampwork beads, I bought some stunning beads from an Etsy seller. They were a bit of an investment, but one I couldn't resist. I thought of using them with my sea glass to make an unusual necklace. From time to time they came out of the box, I ooh and aah'd but nothing more.

Then I realised I needed a picture for the North Somerset Arts Week brochure, happening May 2011. The deadline was approaching. I wanted something different to pictures I've submitted in past years. Yesterday I finally got on with it. An hour or so plugged into my gorgeous purple iPod in my studio and I had enough sea glass drilled beads to be going on with. Now I just needed to make it into a necklace ....!

Here's the finished result. I'm rather pleased with it. It will be available for sale during NSAW, maybe before.


Sea glass, lampwork beads and sterling silver necklace; matching earrings available.

2 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love it - hope all goes well with NSAW

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  2. It's lovely, and the earrings too. Good luck with the Arts Week :)

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