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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, 22 July 2011

New scarves on Etsy, Folksy and Artfire

I've finally got around to doing the ironing .... scarves, that is. Once the scarves come out of the dye pot they are hung out to dry then, usually because it is raining and they are on the garden line, they are scooped up in a bundle and taken back into my studio to finish drying on the airer. Why I don't just bypass the angst and put them on the airer I'll never know, but I like to see colourful scarves blosing in the breeze. Velvet is very forgiving, after all this rough treatment it gets to lie down on an ironing board whilst I gently caress it to the right size and press out any creases. It then returns my tender touch by looking its shimmering best for me.

I've had a couple of weeks of running on the spot and still falling behind, the list of things I need to do grows, yet I seem only to add to it despite not having a spare minute from busily making. I'd procrastinate, but I haven't the time.

So now, a few new scarves, added to my Etsy, Artfire and Folksy shops. Click on the hyperlinks to go there and see what pretty things are on offer.

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