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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, 31 March 2013

Charity, drink and cakes (and a bit of sea glass)

Sounds like a good night out, doesn't it?

I have some of my 'More Tea Vicar' tea cup planters left from my last Spring fair, and with my next event not being for another month when I open my doors for North Somerset Arts Week, I thought I would offer them for sale online.  Some are listed on Ebay - with collection only - just off Junction 20 on the M5 and payment through Paypal so that 100% of the sale price can be donated to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary; others are available off-Ebay on the same basis - come and choose and pay cash which I will donate with other money raised during Arts Week.

Alongside the tea cup planters I now also have beaded bookmarks, again money going to Holly Hedge.  I'm selling these in 3 lots - long, short and more charms less beads, on Ebay with 65% going to Holly Hedge (Ebay take the postage costs into account  so 65% is the minimum cost of the book mark).  These are available mail order and are 'lucky dip'.  Again, if anyone would like one off-Ebay I have enough to go round on the same basis.

Then there are the cakes - during Arts Week I will be offering tea, coffee and cake to raise more funds for my favourite charity so we decided we needed to come up with some new recipes and, of course, test them!  Bang goes the diet, it was going so well.  These are Victoria Surprise muffins with strawberry jam icing.  They will be on the list, they didn't last long in this house!

Last up, new for me, not made these before, I have 2 sea glass bottle openers now listed in my Folksy shop.  If these sell well then there may be more.  And finally a LUCKY DIP of drilled sea glass pieces - again listed on Ebay