Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery

Chippenham, United Kingdom · 119 Sales


Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery

Chippenham, United Kingdom 119 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Julia Hay


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Last updated on Jan 30, 2016

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Julia Hay

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Julia Hay

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Why Pandanimal?

People often ask me "Why Pandanimal?"
The name Pandanimal came from a writing exercise I was once given: "create a fantasy character". I invented a wise old creature who was a mixture of all kinds of animals: mammal, reptile, bird and amphibian. He was "pan-animal", but that sounded odd so I stuck a "d" in the middle and Pandanimal was born. I am neither wise or old, not very anyway, but the name stuck and has been my online persona ever since.

I love stone in all its varied forms: pebbles on the beach, ancient carved stones, semi-precious stones, standing stones, fossils. I try to recreate in glass the textures, shapes, histories of stone. I am also inspired by the colours and moods of nature and the landscape around me in Wiltshire and, more recently the glass bead and jewellery finds from ancient times and also the unnatural weird and wonderful imagery in the computer games my children and I play.

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  • Julia Hay

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, You Name It, I Do It.

    I have always dabbled in beading for as long as I can remember. I took my first lampwork course with Barbara Mason in January 2008. The moment I melted the first rod in the flame I knew I was hooked.

  • Stoned


    Here is where you will find beads inspired by stone, from the Neolithic standing stones that dot the landscape around me in my Wiltshire home to the tiny pebbles and sea washed glass that I find on the beach.

  • Spangles


    Living, as I do, near a town with lace making in its roots it seemed natural to make spangles for lace bobbins with my beads.

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