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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, 8 December 2013

Beads on the 'Bay

The highlight of my day is that my Blogger nav bar has finally reappeared - turned out to be something Avast, my anti-virus thingy, had turned off, or on, or something.  Anyway, it is back, which makes posting a whole lot easier than it was a few days ago

I've had a bit of a tidy up in my studio and put together a few sets of beads - one matching set, one set of really pretty orphans and lots of smaller spacer beads

I think the spacer beads, mostly in the 9mm - 11mm range would make very pretty bracelets used as they are, perhaps just on some memory wire - now there's a quick Crimbo pressie idea,  but my little pot was getting a bit full so I thought it was time to sort through them.

There are also a few listings still current from a few days back, the lovely Lush  hoops - perhaps with some of these beads they'd also make a lovely necklace or bracelet, or perhaps into earrings?

All the spacer sets are in 20s, plenty there to be working with and to perhaps inspire further projects if your mojo is a bit lacking on these grey days.

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