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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.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Beads by Laura - bead giveaway

Now, if you are a bead addict like me, then you'll be interested in this.

Laura Sparling, Beads by Laura, is having another of her very generous giveaways. These are stunning beads and something everyone who uses beads would love in their collection.

Click on the fabulous pic above to go to her blog, to enter.

One day I hope to be able to make beads as beautiful as these!! Right now I just watch her You Tube videos and read her tutorials wondering 'how does she do that and why can't I?'


  1. Aw, thanks for such a great post.

    And I promise - it's just practice. :o)

    Laura x