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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, 19 June 2010

More supplies for sale - craft wire - illusion thread


Craft wire - silver plated - brass and illusion beading cord - for sale. Click on the pictures to be taken to the listings.

Don't forget my 3 for 2 offer is still on until midnight Sunday.

Just a couple of days left ...!


before my 342 offer ends. Don't forget you can shop in all my shops and I'll give you the cheapest and 3rd item free (excluding postage). So you could for example have a scarf from my Big Cartel shop, a necklace from my Etsy shop and some supplies from my Folksy supplies shop. Lots of shops, lots of options.

Offer ends midnight Sunday 20 June 2010, UK time. There's even a clock showing UK time in the left hand column of my blog.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Folksy Friday - a passion for roses


I just love roses. My father grew them commercially, in our 1/2 acre garden and they are one of the few plants I successfully grow in my garden. So this Friday, because the roses in my garden are spectacular right now, my theme is roses.

Click on the pics to be taken to the listings. As nature is talented in making the rose, so are Folksy makers featured here.

I thought this card really unusual, and so pretty.

And this pretty sun catcher would look beautiful hanging in a sunny window.

I wish I had room in my bedroom for this beauty; how lovely to hang your clothes on this on Sunday to cure the Monday Morning Feeling?


These would make a stunning summer wedding gift - too bad the wedding we have later in the year only want vouchers!


I never drink from a china cup, perhaps I should, they say it makes the tea taste better. Until then, a stunning candle to lightly scent your room - with the expectation of that cup of tea later!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

3 for 2 in all my shops


I'm having a 3 for 2 offer in all of my shops to make way for new work. Buy and pay for 3 items and the 3rd item will be refunded, so you only pay for 2. I have 5 shops for you to shop in:

Etsy jewellery & textiles
Folksy jewellery & textiles
Big Cartel jewellery & textiles
Etsy supplies
Folksy supplies

Here's how it will work:

  • Buy 3 items and the cheapest item will be free. Postage still applies to the 3rd item.
  • The 3 items must be bought on the same day, let me know when you pay for your first item that you will be buying 2 more items so I don't rush out and post straight-away!
  • I will refund the payment for the 3rd item on completion of sale, along with any excess postage & packaging charges.
  • You can buy from all or any of my shops, I'll work out which is the cheapest item etc once you've paid for your 3 items. Already reduced & sale items are included.
  • You can buy as many items as you like, buy 6 get 2 free, buy 9 get 3 free and so on. It'll soon be Christmas!!
  • This offer will run until midnight Sunday 20 June 2010
  • Any questions, please ask, but hopefully this is quite simple.