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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, 20 November 2010

Hang on in there whilst chaos surrounds you!!

So just how long can I remain in 'my bed' whilst the bedding is being changed around me?

Why do they have to do it now, when I'm asleep?

If I hold on tight, will they get the hint and go away?

Do they really think dragging the duvet and sheet across the bed, turning the cover inside out, and shaking will move me?

[Rattle of biscuit bowl off stage]

Ah, food, now that I will get up for!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Natural Seaglass isn't this stunning?

Natural Seaglass
Originally uploaded by Avalon Beads
I recently swapped some sea glass for a blue gin bottle with Rita of Avalon Beads - it's a long story, you'll have to wait and see what I do with the gin bottle - but this is what Rita made with some of the sea glass I sent her. Isn't this stunning?

See more of Rita's work on http://avalonbeads.webs.com/

I've more drilled sea glass for sale in my Folksy and Etsy shops: