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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2013_12_inline_plateAs another year starts I say, no resolutions!! Those are things that most people break leaving them disappointed in themselves and feeling defeated. These are not good things. What we need are goals. Taking a bead making class when we’ve …

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more-tubes-of-stringerAs I wandered around Facebook I came across this notice…Hot Glass Houston is having it’s largest sale ever! They’re selling the business. As a well established business in the glass community this could be an amazing opportunity for anyone …

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11-zuper-glue-move-to-kilnFirst…Happy Thanksgiving! Next…time for another snowflake tutorial. This one is from Streuter Technologies, who makes some great adhesives for glass work. They’re using Honey Doo Zuper Glue and have a cool snowflake for you. Poetry, eh? I want to …

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SnowFlakes-5-225x300Last post was about the molds by Colour de Verre for making snowflakes. Today we’re wandering over to Glass Art by Margot to see her technique for making snowflake ornaments. She’s fusing strips together rather than using frit and molds. …

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HalloweenNightLight2_200I’m looking for some more quick Halloween themed projects you still have time to do. This is a fused glass night light from Jubilee Creative. It uses mostly frit and some pre cut pieces such as the bat and …

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img_1456I know this isn’t a Halloween project but I have found myself flattening and cutting bottles quite a bit lately so this looks like an interesting project to try. I got this from Laura Make’s blog, which I found …

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il_570xN.502788604_8w2sI love making skull beads as well as ghosts and pumpkins for Halloween. I looked around the interwebs a bit to find all of you tutorials and there’s a bunch in one pdf by Lori Peterson of Loribeads.com. It …

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FDELQR5HLZRXB6Z.LARGEI love the projects over at Instructables. They’re rather subversive. That’s perfect for Halloween. When I saw the broken glass cupcakes I immediately thought, this was a fabulous Halloween sweet treat that would be a great party addition. They’re …

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ART-D1113_08Sea glass always has appealed to me for jewelry designs. I’ve drilled it and wire wrapped it and used it in mosaics. I’ve also made it. Me and a rock tumbler. 8-12 hours with some medium grit and voila, sea …

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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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