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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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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001100-0380-x-xxxx_2_1Lani Mc Gregor of Bullseye Glass posted this educational video on Facebook and I thought a little science wouldn’t hurt…why is glass transparent. Cool stuff. It comes from TedED and Mark Miodownik. Most people take glass for granted so …

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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¬†Drops. 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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3_BraceletsIf you are a regular reader of my blog here you know that I’m a big fan of Bronwen, as well as a friend…so here’s her first newsletter for 2014. She’s a traveling lady with a show coming up …

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thallosamplebeadThey’re at it again over at Double Helix…the newest color was released today and it’s called Thallo. As usual I want some. It looks beautiful. An emerald green that lusters beautifully. They also have been cooking up there own …

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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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EXTRACT-SINGLE-OPEN-5Most glass folk I know love dichroic glass. I know I do. It can be over the top or very subtle depending on what you do with it…when it’s done right it sizzles. Well, the largest producer of dichroic glass, …

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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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1521709_640742992634040_771779862_nI love to see what crafter extraordinaire Mark Montano makes, so when I saw that he had a video on how to melt marbles in a microwave kiln for jewelry I needed to share it with all of you. For …

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glassblowingRyanIt’s that time of year when Pacific Art Glass has it’s winter shindig…The Spirit of 96. Patty Gray is in town teaching with her ladies and Ryan Staub is in doing roll up. Fabulous glass blowing! We were able to …

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johnson_berries-400x300Once again we get some good glass art from Daily Art Muse. Today we’ve got Elizabeth Johnson and her yummy glass berries and fruit. They look so real and very tasty. ¬† Elizabeth is based in New England and …

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