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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.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

YLC week 6 - looking back, looking forward

This week's challenge is to make somthing complete!  My Etsy and Folksy shops won't fill themselves.  It's still quite cold in my studio so I've broken the cardinal rule and brought my studio into the conservatory.  So long as I don't overspill from the table and window ledge I might just get away with it.  I'm still at the stage where I am working in short bursts, so heating up a studio just to be out there a few minutes is not viable.

So this week's offerings are two bracelets, using some of the beads that I made for my week 4 challenge.  These have been mixed with pretty Swarovski crystals - it was unusually lucky for me to have the right shade of soft green to go with the frit I used in the white, orange and green bracelet above.  I have then used sterling silver beads and clasps to finish.  

These two are now available from my Etsy shop.  I hope you like them!

Talking of 'like'.  Is there anybody out there?  Does anybody read my ramblings?  If not I might as well not bother.  So if you are reading this, let me know; tell me whether you like what I make or not.  I get a lot of spam comments, trying to sell me something which is not relevant to my blog post, the 'bots get everywhere these days but you, dear reader, rarely pass the time of day.



  1. I'm a bit late with commenting as I've been reading back through your blog, I only found it today. Your work is lovely and I hope to see some of it soon as part of North Somerset Art week. Keep blogging :)

    1. I look forward to meeting you during NSAW :)