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.
I've listed a few more focal beads on Ebay - did I mention my studio roof sprung a leak so I had to have it repaired? Now there is a mad rush to get the money to pay for it! Andrew the oxycon (they arrive named!) was not too happy in the damp environment and, ironically for an oxygen concentrator that has done yo years service in a hospital, was developing a rather nasty wheeze.
There are some really gorgeous beads here, one I think, is particularly masculine so ideal for the man in your life, or for jewellery for a man in someone's life.
For those who can't or don't want to be making my beads into jewellery, I have some handmade lampwork bead pendants in my Etsy, Artfire, Folksy and Groovycart shops.