Tarporley-based designer Joanne Taylor is leaving little fused glass keepsakes, adorned with cheerful, positive messages, in public places for people to find.

Keep your eyes peeled across Cheshire over the coming months, for hanging from a gate, a bench or nestled in the branches of a tree you may see a glimpse of colourful glass, which if you find you can keep.

Joanne, owner of callulaglass.co.uk, has been leaving her handcrafted sentiment gems in public places for no other reason than to bring a smile to the finder’s face.

The sentiment gems feature positive messages sandblasted to the surface, including “be happy”, “smile”, “dream big” and “love”.

One of the fused glass keepsakes outside Snugburys icecream shop
 

A little tag accompanies each gem, explaining that the gems are for the finders to keep or give to a friend, and inviting them to visit the Callula Glass Facebook page.

So far, sentiment gems have been left at Delamere train station, Tarporley High Street and Snugbury’s ice cream farm, as well as further afield, including Buckingham Palace gate, Lake Bala and Barmouth Sand Dunes.

Joanne will continue to leave sentiment gems wherever she goes for the rest of 2014 and with several more Cheshire locations on Joanne’s list, including Beeston Castle, Chester, Delamere Forest and Tatton Park.

One of the fused glass keepsakes that are being put in public places for people to find
 

Joanne said: “It has been a really engaging project so far and I am enjoying finding new places to leave the gems. 

“I am thrilled every time someone new posts a message or picture on my Facebook page saying they have found a gem.

“Hopefully it makes their day as much as it makes mine!”

If you find one of these glass keepsakes tweet us a picture @ChesterChron

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