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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.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Some pretty tasty new beads on Ebay

Just a few new sets of beads, some focal beads, and a bit of a general household clearout on Ebay this week - 

so if you are reading this, looking for beads to make something from that don't come from some cheap-jack foreign import shop that buy by the ton and pay peanuts to the overworked, underpaid makers who work in appalling and dangerous conditions, but actually fancy supporting  a British artist trying to make a living then perhaps you are in the right place. 

Yeh, I know, something made in Britain - amazingly there are a few of us still around, the Government has already issued us with the instructions on how to turn out the lights when we leave.  Wouldn't want them to miss their targets for carbon saving etc now, would we?

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