Saturday, 20 June 2015

The story behind Studio 61 sea glass

Once upon a time in a land far far away lived a magical princess called Jools. 

Jools hadn't always lived in Cornwall ....she had spent many happy years living on the edge of the Peak District with her family

One day the calling of the sea was too much for Jools and her spare time is now spent combing the beaches for sea glass

Back in the real world I had spoken to Jools many times on Facebook and during a visit to swap my work at Atishoo Gallery in Charlestown near St Austell we met up for a coffee. 

Since her move Jools has created Sea Treasures putting all her creative ideas into practice

I already had some of her votives in the gallery so when my close friend Janice Allen was talking about introducing a new range of silver jewellery exclusive to Studio 61 I had an idea!

Jools kindly sent up from Cornwall a small collection of her sea glass and Janice worked her own magic and the end results are stunning

Janice is my Guest Artist this month as she is also a very talented painter. See previous blog to read her interview

So this is a true collaboration between two lovely friends bringing a bit of Cornwall back to Derbyshire embraced in silver ......and they all lived happily ever after 

Karina x