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ABOUT JANET

I live in Northolt, England and have been making bespoke cards, using designs painted on acetate, since 2005.

I particularly enjoy Celtic designs as they are quite challenging. As painting on acetate involves glass paints – painting glass seemed the next logical step. A lot of the glassware comes from Charity Shops or charity stalls at fairs, which is a nice way of recycling the items.

To make the roundels or sun catchers, I lead the glass blanks and solder where necessary then outline and paint the designs. Using glass as a medium has led to making jewellery with glass beads and cabochons…..the variety of items increases…and then there is the decoupage...