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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.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Looking for craft related tools and supplies?

More clearing out from the darkest recesses of Blue Box Studio! All these items are currently for sale on my Ebay pages. Clickety-click the link.

This time we have on offer a Sally Stanley smocking pleater with feeder box, spare needles, tools and spares. I bought this for pleating fabrics for shibori dyeing, it copes well with pleating velvet and silk but as is often the case, my mjind wandered on to other things before I had a chance to use it for more than a few test pieces. This is as new, in its original boxes.

Do you work with leather, or need a nice piece of leather for something? Here's a large green piece. Perfect for making a skirt under your jewellery bench, or for bags etc etc.

What about batik or other wax crafts? 1kg of wax granules for batik work. Might be suitable for other crafts but were sold to me as as batik wax and I've not worked in other wax crafts so wouldn't know. Whatever, their starting price is far less than I paid, but I need the space and already have more batic wax than I'll need for a while.

If you make bags, this is a lovely pattern - I just didn't get around to making anything from this. Brand new and unopened.

Metal rivets with the tools to fit. Nearly a full packet, I just needed a few to work out what I was planning to do just wouldn't do what I wanted it to do.

Also in my Ebay pages, books, DVDs, I'm trying to make space. Please help me.

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