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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, 16 October 2010

The "silly sale" continues



Lots more things needing new homes so I can stop falling over the box of beautiful scarves that I'd forgotten I'd made, when I put them in a such an (non) obvious place that I'd not forget them.

Above we have a stunning hand devored silk velvet scarf in back with silver grey pile. The pattern is dragonflies and really is very unusual (this one is definitely one-of-a-kind). Lovely and long, this scarf could be used as a wrap as well as a scarf, it's soft, fluid and sure to grab attention.



This is a pretty shibori dyed scarf in shades of blue and pink. Again, beautifully long and suitable as a scarf, shawl or wrap. In heavyweight Charmeuse silk this is sure to keep you warm from evening chills and is available from my Etsy shop.

Next up some double sided shot silk scarves.... in stunning bright magenta shot with purple and



teal shot with green. Available from both my shops, I have several of these. They have been made from high qualoity silk, I just couldn't resist the colours and fabrics.



As always, click on the pictures to be taken to the listings.

Monday, 11 October 2010

More pretty scarves at silly sale prices and a few more sets of beads

Due to finding the box of scarves I put in 'a safe place' a while ago, before making more in a mad panic for my winter fair season I am offering a few items in a 'silly sale' - priced at silly prices to clear. These are offered at a fraction of my usual price. These are listed in my Etsy and Folksy shops ~ if something takes your fancy then click on the picture to go to the listing, otherwise browse my shops at your leisure.

I've also listed a couple more sets of handmade lampwork beads, the last of this week because my ventilation system has stopped working and I can't get it fixed before the end of the week.

It's having a bad influence on my new central heating boiler in the home as that has also stopped working, or more precisely is making a heck of a banging noise when used, so thank heavens for gas fires and electric showers, we say. Actually when we upgraded the boiler to the Government required super duper energy saving condenser boiler (although you'd not beleive that hype if you saw our gas bill) we had the forethought of 'what if ...?' and kept the gas fire which is only ever used when the boilder isn't. Even a new bathroom installation couldn't persuade us to part with the electric shower! Last time the boilder has a banging fit we were told it might be an expensive job but they thought they'd fixed it. How wrong can one plumber be?

Sunday, 10 October 2010

New scarves and a 'silly sale'!


Due to finding the box of scarves I put in 'a safe place' a while ago, before making more in a mad panic for my winter fair season I am offering a few items in a 'silly sale' - priced at silly prices to clear. These are offered at a fraction of my usual price. Usual drill - click on the pics to go to the listing.