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The Inspiration Behind The Design.

Design Inspiration – Hailstones Design

Sue Hailstones’s work is inspired by the timeless beauty of Ancient Britain. The amazing artwork is handcrafted by Sue, bringing a uniqueness and individuality to each piece.

I am often asked where I find the vision and imagination for my unique art pieces. I lived in a fishing village on the stunning Cornish Coast in the South West of England and spent many hours watching the sea and boats. It was the ever-changing moods of the sea and surroundings that gave me such inspiration. So much so, that I was compelled to capture these moments. Hence my art was born.

Sue Hailstones – Award Winning Artist

Each work of art is a complete story and is entirely unique. Every piece is personally signed by Sue and named, with its own certificate of authenticity.

Sue uses Dichroic Glass, as it possesses a transmitted colour and a completely different reflective colour, the colours shift depending on your angle of view.

A variety of specialist limited edition glass is always specially chosen for the iridescent colour, sparkle and texture. Sue then hand cuts, shapes and hones each piece in her workshop.

Glass has been used for art for many centuries, because of its beautiful qualities – and Sue is constantly inspired by the history of glass, when creating her designs.

She incorporates many of the latest high-tech aerospace applications which have been re-invented for the art glass industry. This process uses quartz and metal oxides, which are permanently adhered to layers of glass.

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Design Sketch - Sue Hailstones - Design Inspiration
Staffordshire Hoard
Bespoke Jewellery, Placing Items in Custom Boxes - Sue Hailstones
Sue Hailstones Placing Glass in Kiln
Sue Hailstones Jewellery Collection




Introducing brilliant cut diamonds

The Midnight Sky collection was inspired by one beautiful night sky. The silver luminous moon and moonlit sky were just glittering in the night with stars so bright it fired the imagination and all its history.



A jewellery collection Inspired by the legendary relationship between King Arthur and The Lady of the Lake, and her giving of the sword ‘ Excalibur’. The blinding brilliance of the silvers and deep rich red of the jewels are symbolic of the shining steel of the sword and decorative gem both reflecting on and rising up out of the mystical waters of the lake.


The Saxon Flame Collection

The Staffordshire Hoard unearthed from clay revealed a mass of scarlet garnets and twisted gold. The Saxon Flame Collection is inspired by the deep scarlet garnets that had been buried for centuries with a timeless beauty that has spanned centuries.


The Seaspray Collection

The Sea Spray collection was inspired by salty sea spray and luminescent ocean swell the deep bass thump of the waves crashing on the shoreline. Standing at the water’s edge with the wind whipping your hair and stinging your cheeks, all these things and more went into the Sea Spray collection.