About Me

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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.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Still time before Christmas ....

It's freezing outside and the malls are crowded. It's impossible to park and there's never room in the coffee shop when you need a seat. Why bother putting yourself through all of this when you can shop from the comfort of your armchair, get coffee on demand and have your presents delivered to you within a couple of days, weather and postie permitting?

My latest offerings are .... click on the pics to go to the listings ... don't forget these are just a taster of what's on offer in my shops, there is a lot more to see!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

More lampwork glass beads for sale

Now that fairs are over for this year, I have time to list a few more sets of beads for sale.

As usual, click on the pics to be taken to the listings. These are listed on Ebay, but there are others in my Etsy and Etsy supplies shops and in my Folksy supplies shop.

As always, as long as I know or can spot it from payments, I am happy to combine postage on items purchased from any of my shops bought on the same day. Any longer than that, let me know if you want me to hold off posting in case you buy more or win another auction.

Of course, there are still other lovely things in my shops - I have 5 for you to browse through, check out the links in the dropdown on the home page of my website. Don't forget, for those in the know my Etsy and Big Cartel shops have a discount code - read earlier blog posts for more details.