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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, 20 August 2015

The wanderer returns

These are my week 34 creations for the Craft Pimp '52 things' projects - if you've been following you'll know that we are trying to keep ourselves motivated throughout the year by making 52 things in 52 weeks.  I have weeks where I waver, so some weeks I get more than one thing made to make up any shortfall - I think I am now ahead of myself.

Dearly Beloved returned from 3 weeks in the US on Sunday.  Obviously he had missed me because when I asked what he thought of these a an idea, he called them 'love tokens', bless him.

Thinking ahead for the coming busy season, I often have customers looking for little gifts, for a couple's or baby's first Christmas, 'I'm in the Dog House' gifts.......  so came up with two designs as a first wave of ideas.  All are about 3cms square (that's just over an inch) with the white, capped with clear and featuring an encased red copper heart being fridge magnets, the clear with copper hanging ring and powder stencilled blue heart are designed to hang - the ribbon reads 'love and happiness' in English and French - I thought it rather fitting, but obviously the ribbon could be removed and the token just hang from a window or wall hook.

Both of these are now available from my Etsy shop, priced £3 + postage.  More designs and love tokens are in the kiln, so keep checking back as I have some Christmas themed tokens quietly cooking today - perfect for your Christmas tree.

My heart love tokens are available to commission and would make wonderful wedding favours, for your guests to take home and remember sharing your wonderful day.  Enquiries welcome.

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