I started making silver jewellery in 1994 and glass beads in 2002. My progression into working with glass comes naturally after my love of glass beads and gemstones, and a long lasting passion for colour.
My bead designs are mainly organic incorporating delicious swirls of toning colours and are often inspired by my surroundings.
In addition to glass beadmaking I use my designs to create a range of glass bead jewellery. You can buy my work from selected bead fairs throughout the UK, at the outlets listed on my website or by contacting me directly.
Photo: St Erth Sunset, 2004
Lampworked Glass Bead 40mm x 27mm approx.
Photograph ©2004 Richard & Sarah Downton