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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.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

And then life takes over


Or rather women!  So, this week's 'makes' have been 'a mess' - yes, that's what I've made so far!

I'll have to work twice as hard next week, but this week I've

  • ordered a bedroom carpet, twice, as the manufacturer has now discontinued the colour I wanted, which matched the other bedroom.  
  • organised for a painter to paint the lounge and
  • a plasterer to re-plaster the aforementioned bedroom, after the carpet goes down - we have paying guests arriving, 
  • arranged for the painter to come back after the paying guest, after the plasterer plasters and the plaster dries
  • bought rather a lot of paint tester pots and narrowed down my choice to two colours
  • bought assorted shades of paint - Homebase had an offer on, get it whilst you can!
  • popped along to the hospital and calmly awaited my test results (slight exaggeration, it was very stressful) - but at least we now have a diagnosis, and a new life living with Crohne's Disease - it could have been worse, they did start mention words starting with C.....
  • collapsed in a heap and declared the rest of the week cancelled. 
Damn!  Just remembered, I need to get curtains cleaned and altered (to match the new carpet) - a woman's work is never done!