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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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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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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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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jacomb4-325x600Luke Jacomb is the son of one of the founders of Gaffer Glass, an establishment most glass folk know all about. Over at Daily Art Muse Luke’s blown glass paddles are being showcased today. You need to wander over to …

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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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lowry_emptydress-400x500We can always count on Daily Art Muse to bring interesting art to our attention, and especially glass artists. Here they go again with English artist, Alison Lowry who likes to combine her love of textiles with her love of …

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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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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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SandbergNext month over at Corning Studios Nathan Sandberg will be teaching an extensive kiln casting class. July 8-13 He will tell you just about everything you’ll need to know to make your own cast glass art. Very exciting stuff. I’ve …

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logoIf you want to do a presentation for the GAS Conference 2014 you better get your application in. The deadline is approaching…April 7th. The Glass Art Society is taking 2013 off and the 2014 conference is being held at the …

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TheFlowWinter2012Cover354x459The Winter issue of The Flow Magazine is the 8th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass and it’s a very good issue if I might say. (Disclosure: I have a couple of beads in this issue.) It’s full of information …

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banner3It’s getting close…it’s the Glass Craft & Bead Expo and it’s April 3-7 in sunny Las Vegas. I bring it up now so if you’re interested in any of the classes they offer you can sign up before they fill …

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Yesterday I wrote about Tom Patti, a wonderful and extremely talented glass artist. He’s represented by Heller Gallery in New York City. When I went over to their web site I saw that they specialize in glass and thought how …

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