Sarah Dingwall’s Favourite Things – Nature & Flameworking

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 16th November 2010

From something broken or tiny or perfect or simple, Sarah has a special gift of spotting & capturing the unique beauty things that some of us may never notice. Today Sarah shares with us some of her favourite things in nature and how they inspire her flamework. – Jenny x

All photos by Sarah Dingwall

My dear mother bought me a very old butterfly collection a few years back, MY WORD, I think I should study insects a whole lot more, take a leaf out of their book. Colour and texture in nature: SO exciting.

Anyhow! This is flameworked dichroic glass, it is deliciously, outrageously shiny. And intriguing, I think.

Meanwhile! Check out these little guys.

I’m rather excited about these colours, and how inspiration is waiting just outdoors.

(flameworked glass rings)

Some sweeeeet colours in nature, and in glass.

And here’s my little flameworking corner in the shed.

And again, with the process of flameworking, glass can be used as a solution for displaying fragile findings. (And maybe even wearing them?)

Little Houses

Tiny Glass Container‘ ring

Alrighty, tomorrow I’m going to one of my FAVOURITE places ever. See you there!

Sarah x

All photos by Sarah Dingwall

by Jenny Butler
Tuesday 16th November 2010


  • Lucy 6 years ago

    Hi Sarah, I’m loving your guest blog! So many beautiful pictures. I also wanted to say I have one of your flameworked glass rings and I LOVE it !! Lucy :)

  • Erin 6 years ago

    The flamework glass rings are amazing, i would love to learn how to creat something as beautiful as they are! They remind me of mables from when i was a kid! love them, think i might need to get one!!

  • Jessica 6 years ago

    Simply breathtaking work girl. It has been so nice to peer into your creative space this week.

    Greetings from Sweden.

  • Amanda 6 years ago

    Stunning pieces and what a dream studio!

  • Cory Hartono 6 years ago

    very beautiful pieces! loving it!

  • Georgie 6 years ago

    Love the ‘little houses’- they are devine!

  • mahani 6 years ago

    your rings are gorgeous! the colours are amazing. do you make brooches?

  • Stephanie Darling 6 years ago

    Hi Sarah! Those pictures are really amazing – I can absolutely see your inspiration from nature for your work! The flameworked glass rings are devine – like looking into a magic mirror.

  • BusiChic 6 years ago

    So excited to see your wonderful work here Sarah – more people need to know about your amazing. The ring I got and treasure from you, reminds me of the other world that exists outside the office; it is both fantastical and real. Thank you for keeping us inspired! Xx Cheryl

  • verimaz 6 years ago

    these are some of the most gorgeous pix, best guest blogger ever.
    such colour and light

  • Michelle Vivado 6 years ago

    Wow, these photos are absolutely stunning Sarah!

  • Gina Ropiha 6 years ago

    I think the thing I like most about all your posts is that you so obviously love and enjoy your work – a rare and precious thing indeed. I also really like that the studio of ladies seem to be having so much fun. Inspiring and beautiful.

  • G 6 years ago

    Love the textures, I love how similar inspirations can produce such different results with people

  • Cathy 6 years ago

    Love your work Sarah, you are inspiring. Your eye for colour is wonderful. Cathy xo

  • Luana 6 years ago

    Your work is so beautiful! I’m amazed!

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