Chilli because its hot, and chilli as a flavour. By manipulating the glass rods, hot directly from the flame (800ºc), I build up layers of transparent jelly colours over opaque pithy colours. All of the beads are made by me in my workshop in Devon.
They then grow into unique pieces of jewellery to enjoy wearing, and more recently jewellery for the garden; tree necklaces, Chilli reeds and Pompom allium. My Gin sticks represent edible fruit like seeds, chilli pepper and pomegranate, kiwi and prickly pear, spikey gooseberry or peppery damson.