I am a Veterinary Nurse turned Self-Taught Lampwork Artist And Jewellery Designer :)
am also an absolute perfectionist. I have been told this is reflected
in my beads from my lovely beady friends. I aim to produce beautiful
handcrafted art glass beads for you to create with. There is no excuse for poor quality when you are selling to customers.
up in North Cornwall, living next to the sea has been an inspiration
and has influenced my art greatly. The gentle flow of sea lapping the
sand to the waves crashing on the rocks during storms.
I now live in beautiful North Yorkshire, (with my gorgeous cats!) where I create beads in my studio.
Glass I Use Is COE (Co-Efficient Of Expansion) 104 - Double Helix,
Effetre (Moretti), Lauscha, Vetrofond, Creation Is Messy (CIM) These
Glasses Are Italian, German Or American. In my beads I use alot of reactive glass and pure silver which creates wonderfully organic and metallic designs.
The Glass Is Melted Over A Gas Fuelled Torch.
I create my beads with rods of glass over a Nortel Burner Torch. The Torch Is Duel Fuelled, Running On Propane and Oxygen. My Beads Are Then 'Annealed' In A Digitally Controlled Paragon SC2 Kiln for strength and durability.
The Beads Are Thoroughly Cleaned, Temporarily Strung Or Made Into Jewellery.
Best Of All I Love Making Them...Let Me Know What You Think.