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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, 7 October 2011

Almost ready to go

All those late nights are starting to pay off (and take their toll).

At last the velvet scarves I printed and made last weekend are sewn up, pressed and sitting in a pole ready to be listed in my Etsy, Folksy and Artfire shops, with a few being taken to fairs, which start next week and pretty well run through to the week before Christmas.

As a taster of what I have, there are spots and stripes, bright colours and patterns. There will also be a couple of devore scarves in purple and green, with more to come as soon as I can get back into my studio.

So, keep an eye out on my blog, Facebook, Twitter (yes, I finally succumbed and can be found as @BlueBoxSue - just don't expect me to have got the hang of it all yet) and in my shops.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo I've just been round all your shops checking out the scarves! They are so beautiful! My Mum has a thing for scarves and brings me one as a gift every time she goes on holiday. I've had three this year! (She's a well travelled Mum) She's also a folk singer and always wears a scarf on stage and I'm thinking your green aquamarine one might be just 'her' : )
    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier : )