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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, 3 September 2015

Full steam ahead

It's been a better week this week, I've actually felt more like doing something.  I've finally finished a few more love tokens and a few more festive danglers for your tree (non-festive trees are fine, our is).  I'm still working on other shapes and ideas but ideas aren't flowing well this week.  These are available from my Etsy shop from £3 + postage.

I have managed to make a few more beads ready for my next Showcase sale and, more importantly, complete a commission for some 'heart & wings' coasters which are a design I have made exclusively for Heart Rhythm mediators to help fund-raise for them and also give something unique. These are powder stencilled on to white glass then fired for a second time to give a permanent design.  I think these might have to be my week 36 challenge to make 52 things in a year.

If you have a design you would like printed onto coasters, enquiries welcome, minimum numbers apply as it takes me a lot of time to design and hand cut the stencil.

It doesn't look a lot when you look at it like this - but have been pre-occupied with hospital test results, which has sapped my energy a bit :(