Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Extending the 20% Off Sale Another Week

I am extending the birthday sale 20% off for one more week. The Holidays are right around the corner so why not take advantage of the savings. I have an array of glass jewelry for anyone on your list even tie tacks for men. So stop by and take a look.

Monday, October 8, 2007

It’s a Birthday Celebration Sale!

In honor of our Etsy Glass Artists Group 1 year anniversary we are celebrating by passing on some savings to you our valued customer. The Sale will start October 7th and run thru the 13th. Now is the time to start that holiday shopping we all have been thinking about in the back of your mind and save a little while doing it. To see participating members visit etsyglass.com. I hope you also will come by and browse my shop for all kinds of Handmade Fused Glass and Lampworked Jewelry pieces.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time Flies and So Do Witches

I cant believe its already October Month
of the googleys and goblins.
Witchey Poo wanted to remind you
when you make up a fresh batch of that
witches brew leave the broom at home
we never drink and drive. Witchey Poo
also wanted to introduce
you to her friends Bitsy and Splinter Hare.
A wacky
bunch of characters that don’t take them
selves to
seriously and enjoy a good laugh even if its
on there
behalf. Read more about Bitsy and Splinter
at www.monkeyblues.com.

Monday, July 30, 2007


I am always trying to come up with new ideas to apply to my glass work so i started a new series called Superstars and heart breakers. I have a only a couple listed so far all Superstars. Don't you want to be a Superstar

Don't forget to visit etsyglass.com to enter the monthly newsletter sign up and the business card contest. You could win a fabulous glass prize.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Etsy Glass Artists Business Card Contest Sponsored by the Etsy Glass Artists Street Team

Etsy Glass Artists Business Card Contest Sponsored by the Etsy Glass Artists Street Team The Etsy Glass Artists (EGA) Street Team is sponsoring a business card design contest. The contest, details for which are online at http://contest.etsyglass.com, invites participants to design the official business card for the Team. The grand prize winner will receive artisan glass items valued at $350. Two runners up will each receive a $10 gift certificate to use in any EGA member Etsy shop. Individuals wishing to enter the contest should create a unique business card design that effectively promotes glasswork on Etsy and conveys the mission of EGA. Submissions will be accepted through the website beginning July 5 and must be received by August 15, 2007. Winners will be announced in late August 2007. Etsy Glass Artists is an Etsy.com Street Team comprised of glass fusers, glass blowers, lampworkers and stained glass artisans dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the handmade glass arts. Etsy.com is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. Complete contest rules and technical specifications can be found at the contest website, http://contest.etsyglass.com.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Who has the Vacation Blues..........I do! I am back at work today after having 5 wonderful days off, darn it I have the vacation blues. Who else has the ...don't want to get up and go to work blues. I even took a mini vacation away from my dearly loved glass work and now must get with it to get my customer order done that I have been lagging on. Hope to have some new items coming in my shop and since I have lite my torch again be on the look out for some great lampwork creations.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I want to thank everyone who participated in the BOGO Sale which was a great success. I especially want to thank all the Etsy Glass Artists who made this sale a success and all my customers . A big shout out Thank You! Now that the sale is over keep an eye out for our business card contest coming soon! Be sure to check out www.etsyglass.com for more details.

Friday, June 15, 2007

BOGO Sale! June 16th - 23rd

Join me and most of the members of Etsy Glass Artists in our Summer Solstice BOGO sale. That's buy one at regular price and get the 2nd of equal or lesser value at 1/2 off. Yes Half off!
Come on where else can you get a fantastic deal like that!
Type in Summer Solstice for your Bogo discount.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Rings: A Great Accessory

What a better way to show off your new outfit or even your freshly manicured hands by wearing a ring. My rings come in all different colors with an adjustable ring base to fit any size finger. Like a little shimmer get one with dichroic glass, which is a coating that gives glass that extra sparkle. I make them in many different shapes, sizes and designs.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Faces: I like’em a lot

I don’t know why but Faces really interest me. Maybe its because there are so many features in a face and how much character each part adds. You can tell so much by looking at someone’s face. I also do a little watercolor and find my self always painting faces and trying to catch that glimmer of whatever emotion I am trying to convey. Since my passion is for glass, of course I have to figure out a way to incorporate faces. So I made my first face pendant. Although this face pendant might look more like a mask I still think it emits a personality. One of these days I hope to do more sculptural pieces in glass but for now I will continue to strive to capture that glimmer in everything I make.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Mosaic: What I learned the hard way

I have a new respect for all you mosaic artist out there. I was out at a yard sale this weekend and found this great Cart to use in my studio. I decided I would mosaic the top for some extra character since I had been wanting to do it for a while. My sister (thanks Lisa) had given me some tile a couple years ago. I have some advice for those of you who want to try it. It takes at least double the time to make it than you think it will. The grouting process is very messy and much more time consuming wiping and rinsing and wiping and rinsing and wiping and rinsing and wiping and rinsing…you get the picture. I also used black grout so I had black everywhere. I started with gloves but since they were to big and kept falling off I just took them off. So now I have black in every crack and crease of my hands not to mention in my fingernails and cuticles…I even scrubbed with a brush and it is still there. So here are some things not to do when mosaicing that I learned the hard way:
Don’t think you can hurry up and do it plan on the whole day depending on size.
Don’t mix the grout with your hands if your not wearing gloves (especially if the grout is black)
Don’t use a towel when wiping down of the grout instead of a sponge as this will take twice as long and hold to much water and keep wetting the surface just smearing the grout all over where you just wiped.
Don’t rub your bare hand over the surface trying to get grout in the cracks, as you will find all the shape points in all that tile you just smashed up with a hammer.
Don’t wear clothes you plan on wearing again!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Mothers Day is fast approaching

Here are a couple facts about the word Mother:

Familiar or colloquial terms for mother in English are:

mum or mummy, usual in the UK, Australia, and parts of Canada;
mom or mommy, in North America (especially the U.S.), and in the Midland areas of England.
mam or mammy, North Wales, the South Wales valleys , Ireland, Northern England and The Netherlands;
mama and ma, in parts of the middle east, Latin America and other Spanish-speaking cultures

In many other languages, similar pronunciations apply; maman in German, mamma in Italian, or mama in European. In many south Asian cultures, the mother is known as amma or oma or ammi, or variations thereof. The "M" sound seems to be near universal to the word mother in many different languages; this is thought to be related to one of the first sounds an infant learns to control, the smacking of its lips together as it comes off the breast Many times these terms denote affection or a maternal role in a child's life.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Brag Pages of Bead Bugle

I am so excited! ......I just found out I am in the lastest Brag pages of BeadBugle.com online magazine. Here's the link if you would like to see

Friday, April 27, 2007

OK its a new day and so far its it has been a good Friday!
We have a glass challenge for the month of April in the Etsy Glass Artists Group I am in. the challenge was to make something emotional so I made this.

Melt Down pendant

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Alot of random stuff

OK I know alot of random stuff going on.....
So whats up! Right now I am concentrating on getting all my glass work out there for whoever wants to see it and of course purchase it. I have mostly been fusing glass lately but originally started with lampworking beads. man I haven't done that in forever and I miss it but there doesn't seen to be enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. So I have to take it day by day. I have projects on the back burner waiting for a couple of months that I cant seem to finish. I am a procrastinator always start and seldom finish.
I am almost there ...setting up my new blog...