Ley Holloway, Jewellery Designer/Maker
I have had a collection of vintage beads for quite a long time, some having come from elderly relatives and some I have bought at different times. Some have become vintage since I bought them new! I'd never actually used most of them, I just liked to have them around.
I came across a book about needle weaving with beads and I've been somewhat hooked ever since. I made a few simple pieces which sold immediately. I then realised I could use sea glass with the beads and I haven't stopped.
I'm always looking for new ways to combine the materials and have begun to add vintage lace and other recycled fabric. I also find fragments of old ceramics on the beach,some of which retain clear patterns and some have only vague hints remaining.
I am very happy to make pieces to commission and I can supply a piece of sea glass or ceramic from my collection, or I can make a piece from a stone or piece of glass you supply.