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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glass-1I have had the pleasure of watching Loren Stump demonstrate his masterful glass skills many times. His murrain work is untouchable as well as his sculptural work. It’s nice to see more mainstream recognition as in this This is Colossal

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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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Bob-Carson-Pictures-224If you haven’t seen the work of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, you need to check it out. The were the father and son team from Czechoslovakia, known as Bohemia when they were alive, that created the most wonderful replicas of …

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Once-Upon-a-Time1When I see glass art in a gallery in the area I live in I can’t help but be happy and excited, so when I was told that Jaime Guerrero was showing at Avenue 50 Studio I had to go …

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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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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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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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