What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Bedraggled Bohemian


Rowanberry Designs

Glass artist Claire Morris describes herself like this: “A Bedraggled Bohemian Glass Artist based in Staffordshire, UK. Scruffy Pagan Plantmuncher. Bullied by cats.” I certainly couldn’t describe her any better than that, and her description makes me think we should be friends. Morris’s kilnworked beads are truly tiny works of art. The artist is clearly inspired by the natural world, and her beautiful beads make me feel like spring isn’t far away.

“I’m based in the UK, which has an amazing amount of stunning scenery, myths, legends and history – this provides me with a great range of sources of inspiration, from mountains, to ancient forests and stone circles. I feel blessed to live in a land that is so rich in the Earth’s bounties and with such a deep and varied history.”

– About Claire Morris

I’m honestly a bit obsessed with Morris’s designs, but I’m just not fast enough. As quickly as she puts new beads up in her Etsy shop, they get snatched up by fellow fans. With such beautiful work at such a reasonable price point, it’s no wonder she’s had more than 3,200 sales. But I’m not giving up until I am the proud owner of a Rowanberry bead!

You can check out all the unique glass beads and other glass art by Claire Morris on the Rowanberry Designs website and on on Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook.

And below is an accidental inclusion by me that I can’t resist keeping. These are some gorgeous copper engravings by Jane Hamill of SteamJunque. You know you’re going to see more of her in this space, right?

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “The Bedraggled Bohemian

  1. I always enjoy every post that Donna makes, but seldom want to buy a item featured. That is not true today. I love all of her work and even I can afford to own one of her works. They are truly beautiful and wonderful. I just started to follow her today and I guess you need to be fast if you want to own a piece. I’ll try and sharpen my skills and learn to click fast. Hal

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  2. So beautiful, love the fungi and the strawberries.

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  3. What can I say ? Truely lovely and so unique. Such talent!

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  4. Gorgeous. I especially love the hares as they make me think of growing up in Fife and seeing hares in the surrounding countryside. I also really like the pieces with tree silhouettes – particularly those ones with the sparkling, magical backgrounds.

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  5. Hello! It is the Bedraggled Bohemian here! Thank you for the wonderful comments and such a great blog post! This has made my day no end and I am smiling from ear to ear!
    Claire xx

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  6. Hello 🙂

    Claire’s work is beautiful but, as per her own Instagram caption, the etched copper is actually my work (Steamjunque)!

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  7. I’m a collector but more than that, I’m privileged to call this artist a dear friend. How lucky am I!
    She is a warm, compassionate human being and talented beyond reason.
    Love ya lots!
    Thank you for posting this Donna, it’s made her day 😊

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