About Me

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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 November 2013

Quick update - latest listings, latest offers

Just a few listings on Ebay this weekend!
For those who follow my Ebay listings to buy my beads, I've listed a few sets.  I've not had much time to make beads today so these will probably be the last (unless I relist any) for a couple of weeks
As well as beads, I've listed a pack of Lush hoops, as sold by Lush Lampwork - little rubber O rings, ideal for use as spacers, for brightening up a charm bracelet, using in chainmaille to give a slightly stretchy weave, and lots of other uses I've probably not thought of.  They fit on jelly bracelets but I no longer have any for sale and am destashing the 'now, what do I do with these' box!
I've also listed some silver cored big hole charm beads, handmade and carefully lined with sterling silver tubing by me in my studio and fitting Troll (and similar sized) bracelets.  They have a low starting price, so grab a bargain for Christmas presents for friends, family or yourself.
There are lots of other items listed, a handy camera case, a lampworking DVD, some sea glass beads.
Current offers:
In my Etsy shop there is a 20% sale on all necklaces and pendants until Friday 29 November.
At craft fairs I have an offer on my shibori dye scarf kits - 2 or more are now reduced to £12.50 each - limited stocks remaining.
My last public craft fair of the year is next weekend in the Curzon Cinema in Clevedon
The Curzon is the oldest purpose built continually operating cinema in the world and not a multi-plex in sight!  Well worth a visit, and they often have heritage open days.