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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Vixen-Lisa Becker (2)If you find yourself in the Denver area and want to take some pretty awesome classes D&L Art Glass is where you need to go. I’d love to take the Lisa Becker class May 7- 9, on casting glass from …

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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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halvorson-bounty-2013Lani McGregor, partner at Bullseye Glass in Portland, as well as Gallery Director moderated a panel discussion on the Emerging Artist in the glass world. On her panel were Tina Oldknow, Curator at Corning Museum of Glass, Richard Whiteley, Glass …

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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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dichro_spotlightI love to get newsletters from Helios Kiln Glass Studio out in Austin. Sure do wish they were a bit closer. They have a new schedule of classes available and they look very cool. One thing they are profiling is …

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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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Littleton-article-imgI wouldn’t be sitting here writing for all of you out there about glass if it wasn’t for Harvey Littleton, the founder of the Studio Glass Movement. He has passed away at the age of 91. He started the “movement” …

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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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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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