about

I’m completely absorbed and fascinated by all things glass and by jewellery of all kinds…

My jewellery

I make jewellery that is timeless and shows influences of many eras, traditions and cultures.

It’s distinctive, original and chic, characterised by juxtaposition of unusual materials, textures, patterns and colours.

It’s thoughtful, considered, imaginative and impressionistic.

No two pieces are the same, yet it’s very recognisable.

People will stop you and ask about it.

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How it started

Until I saw a brimming bowl of handmade glass beads at a glassworker’s studio in 2001, I had no idea that making such beautiful vibrant little objects wasn’t a mystery but a skill, and that I could learn to do it. I took a class and it changed the direction of my life.

One thing led to another, and now I have a workshop overlooking my garden and a creative centre to my life.

How it happens

I hand make glass beads from Effetre glass rods from Murano, using traditional flameworking techniques.

I re-use and find new life for old pieces and discarded treasures from around the world. I use semi-precious and natural materials of all kinds – silver, gold and brass, amber, chrysoprase, lapis lazuli, carnelian, turquoise, ruby nuggets and rough cut sapphires, moonstone, labradorite, agate, malachite, amethyst, quartz, pearls, coral, vulcanite, wood, bone and shell…