Welcome!This site showcases the glass art and jewellery I make in my studio in County Sligo, Ireland. I use either borosilicate (pyrex) or Murano glass, and the ‘flameworking’ technique, to create unique glass objects. From minimal designs, to intricate beads, I’m always exploring the incredible colors and qualities of glass. Please visit the shop and check out my glass beads and necklaces. Aloha and Go raibh maith agat! Graham Reid.
This design reminds me of the colors, bubbles and textures of the bull kelp underwater forests of Sligo.
All sea bead necklaces are fully adjustable (just slide the knots on each end) and can also be worn as bracelets (wrap twice around your wrist). Each necklace is unique, hand made with love, and totally collectable!
Anuket, Goddess of the Nile
This beautiful necklace contains 73 beads made from four different colors of amber glass. Some of the beads have discs made by adding molten glass and pressing it into a circle with a special tool. This also gives each disc a unique ‘fingerprint’ pattern. The rich, earthy amber colors remind me of ancient silt, and the disc beads and arrangement are early Egyptian in style. A stunning, goddess-like adornment!
Anuket is the goddess of the Nile river at the start of the Nile’s journey through Egypt, and in nearby regions of Nubia.
When the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river in thanks for her life-giving water, and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility.
Amphitrite, sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon, was the personification of the sea itself (saltwater). I think this may be the most beautiful necklace I’ve made so far. Made from a translucent blue and green glass, it seems to radiate sea energy. Set on stainless steel cable with sterling silver clasp.