About Me

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I live in a small market town in the South West, with my husband and our cocker spanial called Lacey.We have one son.I have a small Ceramic studio and also am a U.K Lampworker. I have a studio which I produce handmade ceramics and lampwork glass jewellery, along with silver work. I attend craft fairs and sell in local galleries.I do one to one sessions on Ceramics, Basic silver smithing and Beginners Lampwork. My lampwork can be seen on my website or Flicker page under Avalon Designs.

Monday, 29 August 2011

More New items from Avalon Beads

Had a busy week, making up some more Bracelets. This Autumn copper bracelet is now on Etsy for sale.
It is a good 8"inches in length.

The silver Earrings, need a final polish before I pop them on, and the Iceberg bracelet, well that one might stay with me as I really like the sparkle effect with the matt ripple beads. They are all made in my studio and the lovely lampwork beads are annealed in the kiln for strength and durability.

I hope you have all had a good bank holiday  and the sun shone for you all.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Solstice Bracelet

I have just added this bracelet to my Etsy shop.

Lovely warm colours of winter, with the sparkle of summer.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Etsy Shop

 I have now added my Etsy shop, which you can navigate to by clicking on the bar on the left.

Cabs and Silver

This week has been very busy, getting orders finished and trying hard to finish others. On Wednesday I treated myself to another days tuition, with the talented and lovely George Harper-East http://www.mizgeorge.co.uk/  learning the art of working with silver to enhance my lampwork beads and cabochons. I had a super time and made a pendant / brooch with a large cabochon made by Julie Fountain from Lush http://www.lushlampwork.co.uk/

I love the little silver bezel set earrings, they are really comfortable and I am sure I will be making more.
Now I must return to my studio, the orders will not do there own.....

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Life is just Busy, Busy.....

Sorry it has been a while, since I updated. I have been doing a couple of Shows. One at Axe Vale and then a very successful Taunton Flower Show. Thanks to all those customers who popped by, also those who bought from me. I took my Ceramics to this show and came away with lots of orders.
Busy in the studio getting ready for the Christmas shows.
This time of year the apples and strawberries seem very popular, although blueberries are my favourite
I am still trying to do some lampwork in between the ceramics and made this bracelet up and some big hole charm beads.
The bracelet is on Etsy for sale and the ocean Cabs are to be made into something silver, but that is for next time....