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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.

Friday, 12 November 2010

It's Saturday .... it's Portishead



Tomorrow, Blue Box Studio will be at the Somerset Hall in Portishead. We enjoy doing this fair, not least because it's not far from home and we don't need to get up before the lark has gone to bed to get there!

I'll be taking my handmade lampwork beads so a good opportunity for those who make to have a look and stock up to make gorgewous presents. As usual there will also be jewellery and accessories in sea glass and lampwork beads, silk & velvet scarves and my own range of shibori dyeing and devore texturing scarf kits - both of these are selling well and may sell out before Christmas so if you want one now's the time - we ran out last weekend at Ross on Wye!! I won't be making more kits before Christmas, they are very time consuming to make and with fairs to attend as well I haven't the spare time to order in all the components, blend the dyes, print the sheets and make up the packs.

Don't forget there is also 10% off in my Big Cartel shop during November. Click on the link or read earlier posts in my blog for more details. All my shops will close from this evening until Monday morning (UK time) whilst I am the fair, if you want anything quickly, order before my shops close and I'll post tomorrow morning.

Monday, 8 November 2010

What's new, pussycat?

New items for sale...

Gorgeous floral and silver glass beads, more pretty scarves in my silly sale.

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

Don't forget there is still 10% off in my Big Cartel shop - just quote NOVEMBER in the discount box and it will be deducted before payment. (Offer expires end of November UK time).


Prety partly recycled tissue paper, available from my Folksy shop and Ebay.