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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, 9 December 2011

You Tube, shops, free postage .......

My Etsy, Folksy and Artfire shops are closed until after the weekend whilst I am at a craft fair in Salisbury Guildhall on Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm (ish).

If I get back earlier than expected and sort out sales in time I will open earlier, just keep checking back.

Don't forget I have free worldwide postage on most items in my Etsy and Artfire shops - although I can't guarantee delivery outside of the UK this late in the month I will be posting at least once a day as orders arrive. I was trained by Santa, but can't guranatee he trained the postman or Customs officer!

Meanwhile if you need some Christmas cheer, hopefully the link below will make you smile - and give some thought of all those will not be with their familes and friends for Christmas.



Monday, 5 December 2011

New scarves listed in my shops - free postage

I've been busy listing some more scarves in my Folksy, Artfire and Etsy shops. All of these are reduced in my sale to make way for new work after Christmas.

Don't forget, in my Etsy and Artfire shops I have free worldwide postage on most items! All sales are being posted within 24 hours at the moment and will be open and posting (subject to the Post Office depot being open) every day.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Beads and bottle stoppers on the 'Bay

Just listed ~ for 5 days so don't delay ~

some handmade lampwork glass bead bottle stoppers in a choice of red, organge, yellow, or blue, or green.

All handmade by me in my studio from my own handmade lampwork glass beads. These are beautiful and would make an excellent gift for Christmas.

All my beads are individually handmade so no two bottle stoppers would be the same. A novel and original gift.

Then for the bead collector or jeweller I have more of my handmade lampwork glass beads. This time loose and ready for you to incorporate into your own creations.

Some of these are sets, deisnged to go together and match ...

Others are 'orphans' - packs of single beads of a similar colour, suitable for necklaces, bracelets, and lots lots more besides.