Saturday, November 12, 2011

A little taste of some new work

I just purchased a tutorial, now I'm not one to do this normally but it was such a great price and the shop is filled with wonderful tutorials and goodies! I now have 3 of their tutorials and have tried 2 so far.......what fun! They are also very clear on what you need and what you need to do. Awesome results for such a great price.......SO, have I peaked your curosity? want to see the beads I've done?

These are from the Modern Milan tutorial. I have more but showing the Rustic Onyx tutorial but I can't get the pictures to load so just the two for now but if you want to see more you can always head over to my etsy shop for a peek!
Now I bet you are wondering what etsy shop? Well, here is a link........go have a look, but please, dont buy them all, there are still some I want!! :) Lampwork Tutorial Glass Bead TUSCAN SUMMER Button by radiantmind
Till later,

Friday, September 30, 2011

Almost October, really?

Wow, I can't believe its October tomorrow! I've been so busy and time has just flown right by. We put in a koi pond and I've been working in the garden, veggies and flowers. We also have 3 new chickens, olive eggers. They came to stay with us on my
birthday in August. They are just getting to the point where they will follow me if they are hungry for something other than bugs. They free range all day but seem to enjoy their food at breakfast, lunch and dinner time LOL
They have also influenced my work a bit lately. I've made a few chicken pendants and chicken sets. I love how the pendants came out. Here, have a look
and another

And a few sets

Most are listed in my etsy shop already, with exception to the black with ochre dotted pendant, that hasn't been listed yet.
So, now you know a little of what i've been up to. You can see some flowers and new headpins listed also. I've been working on sunflowers and chili's for custom orders lately so keep an eye out and you may see the extras listed soon....I always over make to be sure there is plenty of choices with a custom order :)
Thanks for stopping by,
aka glassymom

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Links: Giveaway Page

Mad's Shop:

Our FEST Blog Giveaway for August is a sensational Lily Inspired Dragonfly Hug Ring by MadScientistsDesigns . Mad uses beautiful antique copper to fashion her whimsical jewelry masterpieces. Her creative and lifelike representations are fanciful and exotic and this wonderful Dragonfly Ring is no exception. It conforms to your finger, is adjustable and comfortable with wings that hug your finger and a tail with a fanciful curl.

Mad loves designing jewelry to match steam punk and goth fashion and also is committed to rescuing cats and giving them a good home. She initially started selling on Etsy to help pay for their food and care and this charitable endeavor has blossomed into her wonderful Etsy Shop with so many fabulous offerings such as the Vacuum Tube Necklace pictured below.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter to win by visiting Mad at MadScientistDesigns or any of the FEST Team members in the Member Section. Find your favorite item, share it with us and tell us why you love it. Remember to add your email address so we can contact you if you are the Winner! Winner picked on 09/05/11. Simple and Easy! Open to EVERYONE!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Made in Slovenia

Every now and again I get to chatting with a new customer. Most I will never meet but chatting over the internet you still get to feel you know them. On occasion one of those customers will share their work too! In this case I had the opportunity to chat with a woman from Slovenia and had the pleasure of seeing her work. Milojka sent me pictures of a few pieces she made with some of my spacers she purchased and also some work without. Her work is beautiful! She doesn't sell on line yet but if you are interested in her work you can reach her and she now has a facebook page for you to check out!!
Here are a few of her pieces............
This last one is definetly my favorite, I love the purple!
Till next time,
Sue aka glassymom

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Sizzling Summer FEST GIVEAWAY

Summer is sizzling and so is our FEST Blog Giveaway for July from GardenWhimsiesByMary . Mary has combined her love of gardening with decorating and producing gorgeous unexpected treasures to add whimsy to your garden. Her pieces are one of a kind garden art and so colorful and fun as seen in this month’s Giveaway - a Sapphire Blue Petite Plate Flower.
Mary stacks plates for “flower” garden stakes and fits them with a holder on the back so they can be set on a copper pipe and placed anywhere. Her amazing talent for combing colors and textures is evident in all of her works of art. An added benefit is her love for bringing new life to objects that might otherwise find themselves in a landfill. Treat your garden to a touch of Whimsy!

HOW TO ENTER: Visit the Team FEST blog and Enter to win by visiting Mary at GardenWhimsiesByMary or any of the FEST Team members listed in the Member Section. Find your favorite item, share it with us and tell us why you love it. Remember to add your email address so we can contact you if you are the Winner! Winner picked on 08/07/11. Simple and Easy!

The giveaway is open to everyone!!

Blog Link to Giveaway:
GardenWhimsiesByMary shop link:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

team FEST June Blog Giveaway!!

Our lucky June Winner will have an opportunity to select one item from either of Carrie's Shops - HappyLittleMonkey or MonkeySeeMonkeyDo. Carrie is a Florida native now living in Tallahassee. She creates wonderful products for kids with practicality, utility and parents in mind.

HappyLittleMonkey specializes in great baby gifts and you can choose a Premium Swaddling Blanket and Burp Cloth Set from this Shop similar to this lovely blue, aqua and white blanket combo as your Giveaway.
MonkeySeeMonkeyDo features items for bigger kids, from age 1 to around kindergarten and growing. Or select as your Giveaway, an Appliqued Shirt from this Shop. Here's an example of Carrie's special designs.

Carrie spends hours searching for just the perfect materials and fabrics for her fabulous creations and, in addition to the Giveaway, if Team FEST members purchase a Swaddling Blanket Set by July 4th, Carrie will monogram the blanket or burp cloth FREE when FEST members use the code GOTEAMFEST in the comments.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter to win by visiting Carrie at either or both of her Shops HappyLittleMonkey or MonkeySeeMonkeyDo or any of the FEST Team members listed in the Member Section. Find your favorite item, share it with us and tell us why you love it. Remember to add your email address so we can contact you if you are the Winner! Winner picked on 07/04/11. Simple and Easy!

About the Artist:
Carrie is a stay-at-home mommy of two little ones and loves the opportunity to create great things! Her product inspiration comes from her kids, and then she create things that Moms will love too.
Carrie learned how to sew as a little girl, along-side her mother who gave Carrie her very own machine at a very young age!

Friday, May 13, 2011

A little new and whats keeping me so busy!

SO, I've been working on some new things. I love bright colors and I love making fish so I've been making some brightly colored fish.......and beads too :) But other things have been keeping me busy too. We started a garden since moving to a new house with a huge yard! I've always wanted chickens too so we got 3. Yea, not too many and actually today i'm going to go get a few more babies. The three we started with were chicks when we got them and now they are huge. They follow me around and our 2yo daughter and almost 2yo grand daughter enjoy petting them. I usually find them in their pen! LOL We don't know wether they are roosters or hens yet but hopefully all three will be hens. I'm sure my neighbors would appreciate them being all hens too! LOL

SO some pictures to share!
Beau the fish, Sabrinas cousin. He is a colorful fish, trying to attract the ladies. Quite handsome I think!

There are two others in my Etsy Shop, shelly and sabrina (beaus cousin)

These beads I LOVE, colorful, fun, bright!! My kind of beads......I hope you like them too! There are several different sets in my Etsy Shop too!

A pic of my garden, it doesn't look very big but it is and I've cleared out alot more space. Now I have alot planted and we are really enjoying the fresh veggies! Just wish I had a tiller because by hand is SOOOO hard!!

Lastly, our baby chicks. We got them April 19 and they are huge already. Here they are sleeping in their food dish, so cute!

I hope you are having a great summer and thanks for stopping by!!
Till next time,
Sue aka glassymom

Monday, April 25, 2011

Art to Heart, an Artfire Collection featuring my copper pendant!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

How cute is this!

Fishbonesilver, what a great name and a great shop! A fellow Fest Team member on Etsy, I love so many things in her shop!!
Just in time for spring, I noticed this cute little bunny! He is adorable!

Go take a peek at her shop, you will find some really beautiful jewelry there!!

sue aka glassymom

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I just LOVE chocolate and this is such a yummy treasury!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Beautiful Collection on Artfire

My Periwinkle Swirl Disk pair was included in this beautiful treasury. I love the colors AND the items!! (specially the scarf!)