In May, I wrote about the visit that friend Diane and I made to see the gifted Hedgelands Glass Lass demonstrating some of her jewellery-making techniques in the shop at Rackenford. I bought a few pieces on that occasion, as gifts for other people, but now I am indulging myself (well maybe some of these bookmarks will go to good homes but I get first pick!)
First of all we have the Beautiful Blue Squiggle described by Michele thus: "The blue is a lovely rich mixture of cobalt and velvety navy and a few highlights of lighter birds egg blue. Also a labrodorite bead and a couple of swaro crystals."
Next, the Gorgeous Green Squiggle, which has an artisan bead made locally by Manda in Barnstaple.
The Fabulous Purple Celtic bookmark, with its crystal and lampwork beads is definitely going to grace my books.
This is another one that I don't think I could bear to part with. It is called Mersea Deep Green Heart Celtic. To discover the fascinating link between Mersea seaglass and Michele's Hedgelands jewellery go over to the Muddy Island and read all about it.
I will be going back to the Rackenford shop soon to select some different pieces of Michele's lovely work. Ideas for Christmas and birthday gifts will be no trouble at all this year.