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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.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Price reductions in my Folksy shop

Many of my sets of handmade lamp work glass beads, ideal for making your own bracelets and necklaces, have been reduced in price in my Folksy shop. I have also managed to source some postal boxes that will allow me to send more of my items as 'Large Letters' instead of 'Packets' so many of the smaller items now have much cheaper postage rates for the UK.

Don't forget that 'free worldwide postage' ends midnight tonight.

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Have a happy New Year!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Quick reminder - free postage - and some new scarves

Short and sweet tonight .......!

Don't forget that free worldwide postage ends in my Etsy and Artfire shops midnight tomorrow UK time - oh OK, when I get a round tuit on New Years Day


some new scarves in my Folksy shop. Some of these reduced down to almost cost price to make way for new work.

Happy New Year everyone

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Lots new - just for you

Isn't it funny how you don't miss something until it's not there? My 'Logistics Director' (husband) would shoot me if I publicly declared this but I'm missing the thrill of fairs! I'm not missing the 5.45am departures, but there is an instant gratification you get with talking to people about the work that they are holding in their hands.

If you've ever watched us load and unload you will know we are a bit like a band on tour - boxes for this, crates for that, all stacking so a sudden car braking doesn't brain me at some unheavenly hour of the morning. So, as I sort through my boxes of work I've come across some popular items that you might like and listed these in my shops.

Shops .... ah, they have been a bit neglected. If you don't sell on line you will not realise that they take a lot of maintenance. I have three to keep me busy! Sadly (?) I'm not like Tesco, I don't have an army of people behind me, just me, with husband helping out at fairs and I fit this around my day job - I dream of this one day becomming a full time salary earning business, but the recession is not helping my dreams.

I digress ... so without further ado

In my Etsy shop I have some handmade glass bead bottle stoppers with beads made in my North Somerset garden studio. Just the three remaining; there might be more later.

In my Artfire shop I have some pretty but inexpensive handmade lampwork bead necklaces. These were very popular at fairs so I am hoping they will be popular online as well! They have free worldwide postage to the end of the year UK time.