About Me

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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, 11 August 2012

New bead sets for sale

New bead sets, hot off the press (or from the kiln!)
this is just a taster .....

 Available from Ebay until next Saturday

Thanks for looking, thanks for sharing :)

New collection of big hole charm beads for sale

I've just listed lots of my handmade lampwork glass big holed beads

cored with sterling silver or uncored

suitable for all the popular makes of 
add a bead charm bracelets

(you know I can't mention brands - 
else they stomp their little feet, insist they invented beads
and insist Ebay cancel all my listings!!)

sensibly priced and all unique (unlike some of the foot stompers)
starting at £2.50 each

If you buy more than one, I can usually get several items 
in the same postal box for less than 100g, saving you postage. 

Thanks for looking, thanks for sharing
on your sites, with your friends :)

Monday, 6 August 2012

Pretty freshwater pearls for sale

Just listed on Ebay - 2 more packs of pink-lavender genuine freshwater pearls. Listed seperately with a low starting price.  No longer needed now I make my own lampwork beads, I am selling off any gemstones and pearls I discover in boxes hidden in my studio.

25% off!

on all items (except shibori dye kits) in my Artfire shop!

New stock being added every few days

See my shop home page or earlier blog post for more details.

The code must be entered on the site at checkout
it will not be applied retrospectively

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Just a few things

on Ebay to tempt you this week ....

All starting at 99p!

Fabric fat quarters (that's 1/2 the width of the roll by 1/2 metre/yard) and a big wooden bobbin - the bobbin is apparentlly vintage but was sold to me with ribbon - the ribbon has now all been used and the bobbin surely has a new life somewhere.  

I only have the one bobbin, the other 2 sold, I don't have hundreds in my attic, I won't be getting more.  For some reason I am getting a lot of enquiries like this.

Sadly I can't help the postage on the bobbin, it's a big bit of wood, and no amount of squeezing will squish it small enough to fit as a large letter.  I don't make up the Post Office rules (although clearly some people think I do!).