Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Yum Cupcakes!

A new picture of my fresh from the oven! Cupcakes, what fun. I like making cupcakes, not the kind that make a mess but taste so yummy but the kind that I make in the torch and then put in the oven (kiln) ! I'm not much of a cook in the kitchen but I can cook in my studio and its so much more fun! Although I do cook a nice batch of peanut butter cookies with my 6yo on occasion. So, here they are, fresh from the oven.........there is also a nice set of "festive rounds" and oh, the cutest little space ship burried under there. That is for a friend and a project of his, which I cant wait to see and I'm thrilled to be a part of! (thanks Terry!)

Thats it for now........got to get the little one going on some more school work.

Till later,

Sue aka glassymom

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Morning All

So, I have finished this order for spacers to match the beads I make
How cool does this look!! I just had to put these here
for a splash of color!! These are for Joan from Baker
Designs (see post below) The match my beads that I make for her perfectly. I just LOVE all the bright colors. I guess because I'm not a very colorful person at home. My home is pretty netural colored, pale green in the living room and kitchen, beige in the bedroom and bathroom and netrual floors. Except for this brightly painted cabnet my dh made for me and I painted all wild. It sticks out like a sore thumb but I just love it. But maybe thats another post. So ENJOY!! Hope you have a very colorful day!!
Sue aka Glassymom

Friday, March 13, 2009

My beads in a bracelet!

WOW, Its so seldom that I get to see jewelry made with beads I've created. I dont know why that is but it is. Well Joan from Baker's Design sent me several pictures of bracelets she has made. They are beautiful and she really made me happy by sharing a few pictures! Joan doesn't have an Etsy shop yet.........but you can reach her at
Bakergsss1@aol.com if you are interested in finding out where she sells these beautiful bracelets! Thank you Joan!!
I do have 2 other customers that have been kind enough to send me pictures of their work but I lost everything on my computer a couple months ago.....actually the whole computer went kaput, so I dont have the pics they sent me, sadly. I do love to see what is made with the beads I create since I just dont' have that jewelry "eye" !!
Thanks Joan!!
Sue aka glassymom

Check this out and go give it a shot to win!

I'm a member of the FEST team (Florida Etsy Street Team) Here is their 5 FEST freebees for March. Want to win.........Its simple!!
Some really awesome shops and really neat stuff to win!

5 FEST Freebies - March
Welcome to the first ever 5 FEST Freebies! Each month, 5 talented members of the Florida Etsy Street Team (FEST) will give you the opportunity to win a piece of their handiwork for FREE! If you want to win one of the following 5 items, all you need to do is check out the Etsy shop of the person who made the item and leave a comment on the blog post for the item. Your comment must indicate which item in that shop is your favorite and why. That's it! On March 15th we'll randomly draw a winner from the comments for each item. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Busy day!

Well today I didn't make it to the torch, we had family visit. My sister in law, neice and our son all came to visit today. I did get a little sewing done since I was working on it when they arrived. I'm making pillows for our vacation! LOL
This am I got my goodies out of the kiln, all brights, YUM!!! I have a bunch of spacers the last few days for a custom order, which is coming along nicely! I do have some pics of them fresh out of the kiln so I will post them in place of the "fresh from the oven" pic that I have up already.
I am having so much fun making the off mandrel pendants that joe showed how to make. They are a blast and come out so cool. I keep coming up with new ideas for color combos!
Tomorrow will be another day away from the torch. I'm going to visit my nana who is just diagnosed with Alsheimers. She has moved into an assisted living. We will be gone for the day since it is a 2 hour drive each way. I am hoping to get back on the torch friday, we'll see. In the mean time I'll just jot these little ideas down in my sketch book so I remember them!! In the between time watch for new listings in my Etsy store and my Artfire store....I'm determined to get a few things listed!!
Thanks for stopping by............
Sue aka glassymom

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hello there

Ok, bear with me.....this is my first time blogging!! I thought it might be nice to give it a try and maybe I might like it. Never know right?! Any hoo, I figure its a good place to get ideas of what others might like with colors I'm working on, bead designs I might have, things like that. Dh usually just nods his head with not a whole lot of input and the 6yo and 5 month old aren't too much help either!
So, I'm a stay at home mom of 5 kids ages 25, 21, 16, 6 and 5 months. I'm going to be a grandma for the first time this june!! I'm also a chihuahua mom of 2, Mr brutus and Mrs Prissy!
I've been lampworking for just over 3 years now and still get so excited like Christmas morning when I head out to the studio to see the goodies in my kiln!! I just LOVE being able to do glass work! Being creative is a nessary for me, absolutly have to do it! When I'm not on the torch I paint, sew, scrapbook, make soap and have been known to struggle with jewelry making!

I like to watch Joe from Avenuebeads.com over at justintv. He works live on a cam torching. Two nights ago I learned his way of off mandrel and I am just totally thankful to him!! His was is SO easy and I made 3 beautiful hearts right away. Thanks Joe!!
Ok, I thought it would be tough to find something to talk about the first time but I guess its not. LOL hopefully I can get some pics posted of my new stuff.......fresh out of the oven!!! YUM
Sue aka glassymom