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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, 3 March 2012

Beautiful sea glass necklaces

Mothers' Day is 18 March!

I'm been busy listing some beautiful rare 'end of day' multi-coloured sea glass necklaces in my Etsy, Artfire, Folksy and Groovycart shops - keep coming back as more items are added over the next few days

These little treasured pieces of English sea glass are nearly 100 years old -
I am told the last glass works in the area closed in 1923

End of day sea glass is rare and usually only found in one part of England

it is glass that, at the end of the day, the workers have used up to make something for themselves, in their own time

usually multi-coloured, sometimes the colour runs all the way through, sometimes only part -

it all depends what the maker was orignally making with the left overs, and which bit of that item you have

1 comment:

  1. Eeeeeekkkkkk! I absolutely cannot wait until Mother's Day now! So looking forward to it and so glad I'm a mum to two tiny boys so I have the excuse of picking out my own gift! They are all stunning but the pink ... is beyond words and the story behind them is fab!