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.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Hot off the press

New scarves in my Folksy, Etsy and Artfire shops.

Each of these has been hand printed to devore the gorgeous silk viscose velvet fabric, then double dyed to give the 2 colour effect.

On special offer, just the thing for those chilly days when it looks far warmer than it really is, and dull Mondays when you need something to cheer you up.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Have you discovered ....

my Shop on Big Cartel?

To offset the price rise in UK postage rates, many prices have been reduced.

I have a range of sea glass jewellery

beautiful silk and velvet scarves

pretty earrings

using sea glass, handmade lampwork beads and more.

All my shops wil be closed during North Somerset Arts Week, which runs from 29 April to 8 May, to alloow me to concentrate on visitors to my open studio. If you are interested in buying, some items will be available during arts week and may not be available afterwards.