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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, 26 March 2012


Just a quick update to let you all know that the Robins have hatched out at the weekend.
So far I can see two out of four. Mum is now busy feeding them.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Spring is here....

The sun is out and the birds are busy making there nests. One little Robin decided that he would make her nest in my stockroom shed, on the top of all the mugs.

She is sitting on four eggs and I am hoping that they all hatch out. The local paper got to hear and have been out to do a small story on her.
Although, when they came , she flew off and then returned after they went, I think she must be camera shy.

When I go in and out of the shed, she just peeps over the top of her nest, protecting her eggs.
I hope they hatch out and I will take more photos of the development.


I have been making some focal beads, sea themed.

Yemays Goddess of the Ocean

Mermaid Focal

Both of these are in my Etsy shop for sale.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mothers Day

Tomorrow will be Mothers Day and I am sure that lots of you will be treating your mum, or being treated yourselves. So have a lovely day.
The clocks will soon be changing and we will be springing into holidays and summer cloths and if like me a wedding or two to go to.
So if it is a bracelet, earrings or necklace for that special something, then have a look at my Etsy shop or contact me and I will see what I can make for you.
I have been making some shell beads this week to make up into a bracelet or I may pop them on Etsy.

This is the back View of the shells

This is the front view

I am a  member of the FHFteam of lampworkers and we produce handmade jewellery and lampwork beads, so please visit their page as well, there is some stunning items and we all handmake our lampwork and are proud of that.

Buy Hand Made and help and appriciate Self Representing Artists.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Practice Practice Practice

As it says above, I have been practicing with silver glass. It can be so temperamental. I haven't made anything in  silver glass for a while, so thought it best to try out a few beads, before I get into the big stuff.

It is all in the heat control and how far to cool, before you reduce. I am hoping I get a lot better at it.
The other Item I made was a new goddess Focal. This also helps with heat control and Patience.
I was very pleased with her.

Now on Etsy for Sale

I really need to get going with my ceramics, within the next couple of weeks. or before I know it, the fairs will be here.
Will blog again in a couple of weeks.