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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.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Bring home the Gold.......

With the 2012 London Olympics beginning to start and the sun shinning for our Team G.B thriving to bring home the gold, we wish them luck.
In my own family my Nephew / Godson will tomorrow be having his own golden moment, when he takes on is new wife.
It only seems like yesterday that he was a small wee thing and now he is all grown up and I will be one proud Auntie.
So I needed to make something new to go with my outfit, so started with a sterling silver handmade Etched bead, which I only broke five saw blades in the making.

Added some of my own lampwork beads with Lava beads and citron chips to make the necklace.
The earrings are lampwork cabs again made by me, with sterling silver bezel cups and as always a bit of sparkle with a crystal teardrop.

I am pleased with the way it has turned out and it matches my outfit really well.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, where ever you are.
For any other couples getting married tomorrow I wish you........
A life of happiness  and fulfilment.

And to my own Nephew if he gets to read my blog
Be happy go have your golden moment and shine.

To our Team G.B good luck, make us proud.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Busy Busy

Yes I have been very busy, getting ready for shows, that have been cancelled owing to the weather. What a dissapointment. Axe Vale garden and craft show was rained off, so the next show will be Taunton Flower show in Somerset with my ceramics.
Any of my regular customers who missed me at the Axe Vale, very sorry but do pop in to Taunton on the first Friday and Saturday in August, I will be in the craft Tent.

Very Large Jug / Flower vase

I am also playing around with silver smithing and etching metal. I love the effect it has on different metals. Here is some copper and sterling silver that I have etched.

My Nephew is getting married in a few weeks, so I have made him a pair of sterling silver cuff links, with part of his vowes etched onto them. I am hoping he will wear them on the day.

As for my Lampwork, you must know by now, I love making Cabochons and setting them in silver. However Jenna Best set one of my cabs into this lovely silver spider pendent. Well done Jenna.

Will blog again in a few weeks.