northwoodsmaplenewsletterOne of my best sellers in my studio is the leaf plates I make with the Colour de Verre molds so to hear about a new one gives a great reason to write about it’s release. These molds they make …

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glsbd_warhaftigFor those of you that don’t much about lampwork glass beads check out this video by Patsy Evins on her web site. She gives you insights on what the beads are made of, her studio set up, tools and equipment …

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modernweavenewsletterHere they go again…those wonderful guys over at Colour de Verre have come up with another pattern mold for all of you. This one is the Modern Weave Pattern Mold and I can’t wait to get one. I’ve been playing …

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booksI was just having a discussion with one of my glass buddies and former student (he doesn’t need me anymore), about drop outs. Well all of his questions can be answered by this new e-book that’s on its way soon!! …

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securedownloadLarry and Craig over at Colour de Verre have offered a 15% discount for Craft Gossip readers. Yay!! Use coupon code CRAFTGOSSIP when you place your order. It’s good for all of their products and valid until the end of …

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heat-gun-heating-no-days-groutless-mosaic-adhesiveI’m almost finished with a mosaic skateboard I need to turn in today for an art show I’m in. All I have left to do is clean up the grout. Oh boy…my favorite part of mosaic art. I sure am …

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2ddb903567a926549b7e84a327202772I thought I’d ask Mr. Google about glass bead tutorials to find something fun to share. After all who doesn’t like a good tutorial to get your bead making groove on. I added free to the title and this is …

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SpiralFuserNewsletterI wrote recently about Colour de Verre’s newest mold, the Pattern Fuser. Well those cool guys have put together a video on how to use the mold. Please check it out and then go order a couple of the molds. …

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FI0F2W0HI3TYI1X.LARGEDrilling glass is one of those things that has some people mystified. If you try to do it without any instruction you may not realize that water is the most important component in the procedure. That and a diamond bit. …

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SpiralFuserNewsletterThey’ve been tempting us with something new over at Colour de Verre and here it is! Pattern Fusers…so cool! There are swirl patterns which leave a great impression. You can use frit or sheet or both and the results are …

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glassjarframesSome craft projects are so easy you may ask yourself, why didn’t I come up with this. This could be one of those that I found through Facebook and then Inhabitat and finally over at Photojojo. You use glass …

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dichroicboxesColour de Verre’s box molds are one of their most popular items they sell. I know that every time I make fresh glass boxes they sell. They’re unique and easy to stylize so that no two are alike. Well, they’ve …

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F37G6YGHFPTHNZE.LARGEHere’s a different kind of DIY with glass. Today it’s about speakers. Yeah, speakers, for your stereo. They’re pretty cool looking. And appears fairly simple to make. The creator of this DIY is by Randolfo and it’s brought to you …

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frontpageI wanted to do this post about a week and a half ago but got caught up in too many things. Then I went to Glass Craft and Bead Expo and saw these pendants in person and said, oh now …

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401_10151813100675031_1177999609_nJamie Burress is one of the most fun glass artists I know of. Whether she’s making a mosaic or stained glass piece or a set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle coasters she’s obviously having a great time creating. Her newest …

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