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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.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Keeping up the momentum

Here we are at week 33 - only 19 more to go, 18 to Christmas (am I annoying you yet?)

Well, you've all heard of Amazon?  Did you know there was going to be a new new Handmade Amazon?  I've been accepted to sell there.  Any more than that I don't know, whether it will be worth it, whether it will fill up with cheap imported 'handmade' (don't make me laugh) tatt? 

This week I have made a few bead sets, but life is quiet in the bead market so these are mostly for me to make into pendants for my Autumn and Christmas fairs, my Etsy shop and of course, when I find out enough to be able to open my shop there, Handmade Amazon. 

My main makes this week have been some larger printed glass decorations, these are almost twice my normal size, but still suitable for hanging in a window (excuse the garden background, I sadly don't have a window overlooking a manicured Eden, I have a working garden with 2 studios and water butts to stop any more water than necessary soaking into a garden that floods at the slightest hint of rain - these 'overflow' into a drain system).  These will shortly be, along with lots of other gorgeous pieces including the pretty spotted dish below, in my Etsy shop.

Tell me what you think?  Like, dislike?  How's your day going?  Just comment below :)

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