Saturday, November 10, 2012
I've been working on something new: Glass Chains! I've been trying to make them in soft glass but have not been able to get beyond 3 chains. A secret Santa gifted me a tutorial written by Pipyr Here's the link http://pipyr.com/tutorials.html just in case you would like to try too! Her tutorial is SO well written, lots of pictures and includes an off mandrel button tutorial. Now, if you know me you know I LOVE making buttons! My etsy shop has lots of them. I have them on my desk waiting to be listed, on my work bench waiting to be photographed, they are everywhere! The off mandrel button tutorial was very easy to follow with great results too! Now mind you I've only played with boro twice so I was a little worried but figured since her tutorial was written using boro (she says soft glass can be used too :) I decided that I would work with the boro first! Here are my results! I just LOVE this chain, so much so that I made a second one in clear!! Here is the end of the first day, 2 1/2 hours on it.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
More new pens from Gail at Bodaciouspens.com I LOVE how cute these are! What a perfect gift for someone. These are beads i've made that gail has yet again turned into wonderful pens! You can find them with her at shows she does in North Florida and Georgia or on her website boadciouspens.com and I know she is always up for custom orders :) Surf board Love
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
So, I really love chickens and roosters too! We had a rooster but he kept biting my daughter who was only 2 at the time so we had to find a new home for Beau. A year later she still asks about him. We do have 3 hens tho, Samantha, Maranda and Charlotte. My little one, Lela, loves to head out each morning with me to let them out of their coop, feed and water them. She LOVES to check for eggs! I have always had a love for chickens and roosters and for birthdays and Christmas I usually was gifted one. I had to slow down a bit with the collecting because we didn't have any room but since moving 2 years ago I started up again......this time to include the real ones too!! Its only fitting that I make chicken beads!! I've made several styles over the last few years and you can see the ones I have in my etsy shop are more of a folk art style. This time I decided I wanted to go for roosters. They are so beautiful. So many different styles, colors and even head/comb shapes! So, here is my first...... I really love how he looks! I plan on making more just as soon as I get comfortable with my larger new press since I need a larger working area. :) So, what do you think? He isn't listed anywhere cause I have really been enjoying looking at him and holding him and my little Lela really likes him a lot too. I cant wait to make more!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Yes, thats right, I've been working on something new! Kumihimo! Its Japanese Braiding and I've been learning to do it with beads. My first finished one already listed in my Etsy Shop
Monday, July 23, 2012
July Mystery........ Code that is!! I've started something new and fun! Its a mystery code for my Etsy shop. Once a month on a random day I will post a Mystery Code good for one week only. It may be for free shipping or a percentage off. It may be 5%, 10% , 20% or even more! Each month will be different. The code will be posted on my facebook fan page and here on my blog so you will want to become a fan of Fragiacomoglassart or follow here. This is only for my Etsy shop. The first code has been posted on my Fan page already and then I decided to include my blog so here is the Mystery Code. I'll keep it up longer than a week because I decided to post it here after it had already been done on my fan page. July Mystery Code is JULYMSTRY Just use that when checking out from my Etsy Shop. If you'd like an email reminder when I post then just email me at email@example.com and I will put you on the list.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Yes, that's her business name and that definitely describes her pens! So many pens, so many choices! I love when I get an email from Gail that says "I have a challenge for you" She has such great ideas! Heres a shot of the last pen she made with dalmatians and a fire hydrant........CUTE!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
So, I got this in my email, to submit items for a Mothers day auction on a site called Tophatter. Its a Mothers day auction by handmadeology and they will pick 40 items from shops submitted. I submitted my shop but who knows. It would be nice to be picked but I'm certainly going to check out this site and might even try a few things. I've been slowly hearing more and more mentioned about it. SO, have you tried the site? Do you like it? I will post back at a later time and let you know how it went for me. If you happen to stop over there, look for me and perhaps you might even find something to bid on...who knows! If you are looking for a unique one of a kind Mother's day gift for mom this year, be sure to check out our live Mother's Day Auction on May 5th. Join us during this live and exciting auction event where you will discover 40 handcrafted items that moms will love!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wow, its hard to believe its been 5 months since I last posted here! Time flies when your having fun.....at least that is what they say. LOL I'm still here doing the same things, working around the house, making beads, tending to the chickens and garden, home schooling our 9 year old, and so much else that comes with being a mom. We did get to the Glass Crafters show in Las Vegas the beginning of April. It was really great, a well needed vacation and an opportunity to buy some needed supplies and cool stuff! I got some "new to me" glass, some tools and the most awesome button mold! I wanted a button mold, it was on my list of things to buy but this one......this is awesome! I've been using it to make headpins! LOL Headpins you say? Yes, it has the coolest shapes or should I say cavities. A total of 8 of them, with 4 on each side. I love to make glass headpins and this makes them a little different and really cool. Want to see a picture? ok......