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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, 17 April 2010

More jewellers' tools for sale

Just click on the pictures to be taken to the listing. Some items from previous listings are still available, just contact me if you are interested.

Friday, 16 April 2010

My first Folksy Friday

So, can anyone join in? There's nothing I like more than a spot of window shopping. Actually that's not true, window shopping comes a close second to spending!!

So my window on the world for Friday (only just) is on a sea theme. I promise there is nothing made by me in this blog. To see more of the items, click on the pictures.

First up is a gorgeous ring, made from sea glass from the fantastically named Mooglet P Bears' Fantasmagoric Shop 'o' Wonders.

I just love this cushion from Jenny's Stuff. With 2 cats in the house, definitely one for window shopping though.

Part of the Sea Bubbles series by Lucy Campbell; "Dear Santa, I have been a good girl so far this year, please remember this item for Christmas, xx"

This picture would look beautiful in my conservatory, and is inspired by Sennen Cove, somewhere I love visiting.

I think this brooch by Lynwood crafts is so cute, reminds me of wonderful holidays in Cornwall.

Well, I hope I've complied with the rules (are there any?). It's still (just) Friday!


Thursday, 15 April 2010

The beauty of the sea - now available to you - special offers

Stunning 'end of day' sea glass suspended on sterling silver chains;
now available direct from Blue Box Studio.

For a 20% discount (excluding postage) on these items
or any other items in my Big Cartel shop
enter the code BLOGREADER when prompted.

Offer ends 30 April 2010.

A medley of greens

Cheery Cherry

The blue of the sea and sky

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Front Fell Off!

I usually hate it when I get these things in my mail, but this one is still amusing me several hours later! It was sent to my by a friend but I've scanned it through AVG and it's not infected (according to AVG) so hopefully you can enjoy this.

Surely this is not for real?! You will need the sound turned on.

Monday, 12 April 2010

More jewellery tools for sale

I've more jewellery tools for sale, if anyone is looking for anything.  Just click on the pictures to follow the links.  They are all available through Ebay.