Chellie Purnell

Chellie Purnell has been making artisan glass beads for number of years. She lives and works in Bray near Maidenhead in the county of Berkshire. IMG_3790 copy

Her specialisation is creating one-off commission pieces especially for her customers. “I love getting beneath the surface of what each person really wants and desires, and then setting to work to create something that brings those special and very personal ideas to life. To bring a little bit of joy and excitement to my customers is the best feeling in the world!”

Her love of glass started with the ‘charm bead’ and all of the wonder that can be created in just one tiny little item. “Charm beads are collectable, versatile and fun. I love making custom sets of beads that enable my customers to obtain a whole look or theme for a bracelet in one purchase! I have done some really fabulous commissions including: Night Sky, Garden, Safari, Reptile Skin, Rockpool, Lotus. These custom jobs and others are all detailed on my blog..”

When Chellie is not doing commissions she tends to split the rest of her torch-time between larger focal beads for pendants, individual charm beads or sets of charm beads, and little pairs of beads for matching earrings. “I sell these on Etsy or in local Jewellery Shops. I now have quite a few loyal ladies who pop back from time to time to say hello and see what new bits I’ve been doing…”

She is available for one to one lampwork tuition. If you are interested in this, drop her an email!


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