Hi Ho, it’s off to Cirencester I go

At last, an in-person craft fair this weekend (before covid we didn’t need words like’in-person’!). I am taking my glass to the Living Crafts Event at Cirencester Park, Saturday to Monday this weekend. It looks like it will be a super event with both demonstrations and goodies to buy from real craftspeople. Tickets are on sale at: Handmade British craft, A Bank holiday Cotswolds craft experience. | Living Crafts AND the weather is going to be perfect….not too hot, not too wet, just right!

I will be showing my new creations as well as some well known favourites.

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces – although you might have to introduce yourselves as masks make recognition really difficult.

Hooray for Summer

A Squadron of Dragonflies

These Dragonflies are one of my latest projects I have been making to be ready for some craft fairs that are now approaching very fast.

They measure 16cm x 14cm and come in a variety of lovely colours. I make nuggets all the time in my kiln so it was lovely to use them on these beauties.

By the way, what is the collective name for dragonflies?

Open for Workshops

I am able to hold workshops again, thank goodness. So, if you’d like to get out and try something new come and have a play with glass or mosaics and create something special.

We have to be Covid safe so : please wear a mask or visor, the studio will be laid out three days before your workshop so all tools will be clean, hand gel is available, drinks will be offered but feel free to bring your own. I also have separate toilet facilities for guests.

I am available most Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some weekends so please use the Contact button below to make enquiries.

If you’d like to explore the workshops I offer click on the Workshops-Introduction button.

Memory Hearts

Having something to hug when you have lost a loved one or favourite pet, feels so good.

A Memory Heart is a hand-made, unique, beautiful heart shaped glass object, in which the artist places a tiny amount of your loved one’s ashes. Forever you have their memory to love, hold and hug.

The hearts can be made with the ashes visible. or hidden within the centre of the glass. They are approximately 4cm high.

Other options are to order them with a loop and ribbon, loop and necklace or without a loop.

You may require more than one heart, if so, as they are unique, they can be made in similar or different colours:- a range of colours is illustrated in the palette.

Prices:

Without a loop – £20

With loop and ribbon – £25

With loop and necklace – £30

To order: please use the contact button below. I will need a teaspoon of ashes to be posted to me – any unused ashes will be returned to you with your heart(s).

Easter Hugs

I have created some special Easter themed heart hugs to give to those you’d like to spend Easter with but still can’t.  The ‘chocolate and cream’ one is even made with a glass colour called ‘milk chocolate’, and I have yellow ones. Of course I have all the other colours too.

They come with a hug message card which can be personalised before being sent directly to your recipient.

Price: £6.

Please click the contact button below to order. Please let me know which colour (s) you’d like and any extra message you’d like on the card(s) (at least a ‘love from’ message).

I take payment either by Paypal or Bank transfer.

Pocket Hugs Video

I thought you might be interested to see how I make the Pocket Hug hearts so here is my video.

Here are some I made earlier (to use a well known phrase!). They are £6 each (incl p&p Mainland UK and NI).

If you’d like one (or two) please use the contact button below. Please add your email address carefully as I can’t reply if it’s not correct.

When you contact me I would like to know what colour(s) you are interested in, what extra message you would like included on the Pocket Hug card (love from….etc), and whether you would like to pay by Paypal or bank transfer.

Thank you so much for looking at my pages.

More Mother’s Day Ideas

There is still time to send a Mother’s Day gift. I have lots of my lovely Pocket Hugs available – in lots of colours so do get in touch if you’d like one – £6 each incl P&P UK mainland.

I have other glass ideas too. These are glass hanging ovals and come in a variety of colour schemes. You can choose between Delphinium, Hot colours or Lavender on either a white or clear background. Then the last is white on blue. They measure 9 x 16cm. They are £23 each incl P&P Uk Mainland.

These hearts in frames are a colourful design to give your Mum. They are available in yellow and red on grey, red and white on yellow, reds on blue and blue and white on blue. They measure 20x20cm and are £23 incl P&P UK Mainland.

If your Mum is keen on crafting and you’d like to give her a voucher for one of my workshops (and maybe come with her!) do have a look at my workshop pages on the button below. I will be opening up from 12th April (fingers crossed) and I am very happy to postpone dates if we need to.

Please get in touch using the Contact button below if you’d like to buy or enquire about the goodies on this page. Please take care when entering your email address otherwise I won’t be able to get back to you.

Happy Mother’s Day

Glass Pocket Hugs

It’s been a difficult year with no direct hugging of anyone outside your bubble so how about sending someone you’d like to hug a Pocket Hug. These hand made glass hearts come in lots of colours. Here are just a few:

I can post them direct to your recipient and include a message from you on the Pocket Hug card. I can send you photos of more hearts if you wish to see a bigger range.

Price: £5.00 (incl UK P&P).

Contact me on the button below to order your hearts. Please be careful to enter your email address correctly.

Mothers’ Day Pocket Hugs

We face a different Mothers’ Day this year as we may have been apart from our Mothers for a year. Although I met my daughters during easing in 2020 I wasn’t able to give them a hug. So here is an idea for your Mothers, or sisters, fathers, favourite Aunties or your GP.

These beautiful hand made hearts are smooth to feel and gorgeous to look at. They are available in other colours too. A lovely reminder of someone who cares about them.

They are £5.00 each, including p&p to the UK.

Please use the contact button below to get in touch

New Website

At last I’ve become all grown up and developed my website. At the moment I am concentrating on advertising my workshops through it. In time I will start to add glass pieces for sale. I have a lot of workshops on offer and one especially for glass artists.

If you are a glass artists and would like to have a go at pulling your own stringers, curving them into shapes, or making your own twisties (two or three coloured stringers twisted together) then this is for you. I do not have a vitrigraph kiln but a lampwork torch. You actually get to handle and manipulate hot glass – safely!

I also offer group workshops – several using mosaics and one mug decorating. If you’re looking for a craft activity for your group – once Covid is over – please have a look at these.

Meanwhile, keep well

Jane

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