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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, 16 November 2012

It's Saturday so I must be going to a fair in ..............

Salisbury!  Here we come.  I'm so looking forward to the alarm going off at 4.45, climbing into the car at 5.30 and the sun rise many hours later.  Al the Roadie has agreed to drive tomorrow, at least until I can keep my eyes open long enough to concentrate on the road - I think I scared him last time when I took a corner a little fast and a little wide in my new (to me) car!

This will be my last fair in Salisbury in 2012 - I'm waiting to go into hospital for an op and am assured it'll be sometime in December so it seems fairest to all to let the organiser know now so he can fill my place.  I'm also still pondering whether to go as far as Salisbury in 2013 - the jury is still out on that one but that alarm clock at 4.45am sure has a sting in the tail!

We will be at the 

Market Place, 

from 9.30 to 4.30 (ish) 

- if people stop coming in we get impatient and go home early.  It works both ways, you come to see us and we'll see you; ignore us and we go home.  You want to be home, in front of the fire with a glass of el vino colapso in your hand - so do we!  You want original gifts for Christmas, we have them.  Nothing bought in at this fair!

Back on sale are my ever-popular, especially at this time of year, shibori dye kits to make a silk scarf.  I sold out at my last fair - and it's not as if I didn't make what should have been enough to last until Christmas.  I now have a few more on offer both at fairs and in my Etsy and Folksy shops but once these are gone then there'll not be more before the New Year.

I also have lots of beautiful handmade silk, velvet and devore scarves, handmade lampwork beads, some as supplies, lots already made into jewellery that is just a bit different and my prices start at £1.50 for those of you who took a wrong turn in the market place and came indoors.  If you spend a tenner I'll even let you pay by card, how fair is that?

So, if you are in Salisbury tomorrow, come and say 'hi', it makes my day so worthwhile to know someone, anyone reads my blog ramblings and cares enough to say hello.