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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, 18 November 2011

Shibori dyeing kits - create a masterpiece in your microwave

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Shibori dyeing kits, a set on Flickr.

or a sensation in your steamer.

My popular kits, designed for beginners, will shortly once again be available through my shops on Folksy, Etsy and Artfire.

Limited stocks - once these are gone I will not be making more until the New Year (due to delays with suppliers).

These are an ideal gift that goes on giving - the fun of making your own scarf, followed by the excitement of wearing your own creation.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Just the thing for a retro kitchen?

I no longer have room for my retro/vintage scales so am selling them. W&M approved, these would be ideal for a shop, but equally useful in a kitchen. Now (sadly) selling on Ebay.

Would these look lovely in your kitchen too?