Ghearts5Everyday there are more and more glass enthusiasts making tutorials for fused glass. It’s fun to see what inspirations are out there. Today I found a video on making fused glass hearts. Very easy to do…I found this video through …

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0fa9fe88-ce64-4cb3-a27c-6df8e9eecf57I always love hearing from Bronwen and this newsletter is no different. In this issue she shows us some of her new glass goodies. She’s taken her enamel painting techniques over to boro. I love these glasses, especially since I’ve …

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ovalvotivesFirst there was the round votive mold and now there’s the oval. What’s cool about this new mold from Colour de Verre is that it can hold three tea lights. And it’s as easy to make as the round one. …

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DichroiccloseEvery once in awhile I like to post a Wikipedia page on a glass making technique. Today is Glass Bead Making. There are a couple of different types of techniques on creating glass beads. There’s torch work which is what …

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Jeffrey-Sarmiento-EncyclopaediaOne of my favorite artists in glass is Tim Tate (can’t wait to meet him!). He’s a multi-media artist whose specialty is glass casting. He also is a partner at the Washington Glass school near Washington, DC. In an interview …

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10371984_4089054561665_5650383754648644552_nI’m sure you all spend time on Facebook, maybe a little too much time. If you’re a glass lover you can find some cool pages to “Like” and you will find like minded individuals that also love glass. Are you …

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roundvotiveheroWe’ve been waiting for the new mold from Colour de Verre and they haven’t disappointed with their new molds to make adorable votive holders. Beautiful glass candle holders that will twinkle and sparkle as the light dances inside. The guys …

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4-5-14_3When I began my adventure in glass as a bead maker over twenty years ago I always looked at Beth Williams’ work with great admiration. Her style is clean, classic and colorful. So I saw a post on Facebook she …

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1972395_736812709686335_1423107445_nCarmen Flores Tanis is teaching some very cool classes on how to etch dichroic glass at Coatings by Sandberg. There are patterns available in dichroic glass but it’s so cool if you can make your own. Your designs on …

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sky_compFirst there’s Video Fused Friday where everyone will be watching a video on glass casting. Then there are all of the cool classes they have that are filling fast. How about some of the new classes. I wish Helios was …

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2014_02_new_productsThe new catalog is out!! Bullseye Glass’ newest catalog is arriving in mailboxes all over and it’s a very exciting thing! I guess it’s the little things…new colors!! New tools!! New styles? There’s .5 stringer so if you need super …

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IMG_12748Pacific Art Glass has a very exciting line up of classes coming up including an Advanced Lampworking class with Loren Stump. This is the first time that Loren has come into Southern California to teach so sign up soon. It’s …

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BestBeadShowSmallIt’s that time of year again! Tucson is inundated with bead people, gem lovers, sellers and buyers, for the Tucson Gem and Bead and Fossil Show. There are at least 50 different shows going on over a two week period …

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350NanoDrops04Colour deVerre has a great new jewelry mold called the Nano┬áDrops. It’s a bead with a droplet and they look so cool when they’re stacked together. Of course there are directions on how to use the molds. But really …

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1604715_705912459443027_1408717610_nAlmost all glass lovers are also lovers of dichroic glass. Love the sparkle…love the bling! And Coatings by Sandberg, also known as CBS, is one of the best in teh business. They’re having a warehouse sale. This is good. …

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