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My bracelets are fun, funky, chunky sections of art glass with an elastic flexible “one size fits all” connection. They’re easy to slip on and comfortable to wear. A post from a few years ago explains how I made them.

Warm colors….

Cool colors…  Note, the turquoise and lavender, top row, center left has a new home.

Last of the blues plus patterned dichroic…. Note the butterfly bracelet on bottom row, right has a new home, but the inner 2nd from right is available.

Collection of browns…..

Last group are earth colors: a couple more browns, gray, and black with 22k gold patterns drawn & fired in.

Regularly $50, your twenty percent off brings them down to $40 each.  You get the bracelet, I get funding for my Norway travel, we all win!  With the exception of those at Artisan’s Jewelry & Gallery in White Salmon this page is all I have left.

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Spunky funky little art glass Garden Fairies, a colorful addition to your home or garden. Decorated front and back their hair, makeup and costume meticulously applied along with sparkle, glittery glass and a little ‘critter’ tugging at their skirt. Copper wire hanger can hang on your wall, but I like to let them play outside. Wrap the wire around a small tree or shrub branch and when your flowers fade you still have color in the garden. Be sure to place them securely so the wind doesn’t blow them into something that would break them. Love these little fairies and you will too! Each measures approximately 7″ tall (without copper coil) x 6″ wide outstretched arms. Regularly 75, with your 20% discount they are 60 and complimentary shipping.

Yellow Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Red Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Lavender with Red Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Cobalt Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Blue Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Lavender with Green Garden Fairy measures approximately 6″ at widest and 7″ at tallest, not including hanger.

Your purchase goes directly into my TravelNorway Fund and will help me arrive at my paternal homeland!

Most of these art glass vases are from my Celestial Series and incorporate 22k gold.  I like to cut florist’s foam to fit the vase bottom, place it in the vase then drench it in water.  As soon as the foam saturates I poke fresh flowers into the foam, creating a beautiful arrangement.  Without further ado:

Celestial series purple with green art glass vase. 7.5″ at widest x 6.5″ at tallest. $150

Celestial series purple & turquoise art glass vase. 22k gold spirals fired in. 7.25″ at widest x 4.75″ at tallest. $125

Celestial series purple and blue art glass vase. 7.75″ at widest x 4.5″ at tallest. $125

Celestial series purple and blue art glass vase. 22k gold spirals fired in. 6″ at widest x 3 1/8″ at tallest. $75

Celestial series blue art glass vase. Dichroic stars fired in. 6.25″ at widest x 3.25″ at tallest. $60

Celestial series red and blue art glass vase. 6.25″ at widest x 3.5″ at tallest. $50

Celestial series Yellow with orange art glass vase. 22k gold design fired in. 6″ at widest x 3.5″ at tallest. $75

Puzzle vase using iridescent clear with warm splashes of color. 5.5″ at tallest x 7″ at widest. $125

Clear iridescent art glass vase with 3D multi-color dots. 7″ at tallest x 5.25″ at widest. $65

Green iridescent art glass with cobalt 3D dots art glass vase. 7.25 at widest x 5 3/8 at tallest. $65

Sparkly green with yellow 3D dots art glass vase. 6″ at widest x 4 3/8″ at tallest. $55

Translucent Red iridescent art glass vase with 3D dots of yellow and orange. 5.25″ at widest x 3.5″ at tallest. $35

Black iridescent with rainbow confetti art glass vase. 5.25″ at widest x 3 5/8″ at tallest. $35

Dark plum ‘spray’ on clear art glass vase. 5.5″ at widest x 3 3/8″ at tallest. $50

Red with white art glass vase. 6.75″ at widest x 3.75″ at tallest. $65

Translucent magenta iridescent art glass vase with squares of copper-colored dichroic glass. 7.5″ at widest x 4″ at tallest. $65

Gold transitions into purple iridescent art glass vase.  Translucent purple when held in sunlight. 8″ at widest x 4.75″ at tallest. $75

Turquoise with white botanical design iridescent art glass vase. 5.25″ at widest x 2.25″ at tallest. $30

Forest Series art glass vase. Just over 13″ at widest x 8.75″ tall. Multiple layers this is a heavy vase weighing just under 9.5 lbs. $485

Don’t forget you get 20% off these prices.  Send a message if you’d like one and help me get to Norway!

Rainbows of Earrings

November 25, 2012


I finished 8.5 dozen earrings in time for the Soroptimist Extravaganza Sale!  Sold quite a few!  I love wearing bright, lightweight, colorful earrings & get loads of compliments when I do!  You can too!!  I’ll have more time to add these to my  Zibbet Shop  in January, but if you’d like a pair or two before then just send me a note & tell me which ones you’d like.

If you need something to do in Portland OR, Dec 7 & 8, come see all my new earrings!  Hope to see you at the Multnomah Arts Center, in the Gym!  Until then, I have hundreds more to finish up and add to these collections!!

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For my studio sale I pack up all my personal possessions and turn my cabin into a Glass Gallery.  Usually it’s only for a Sunday afternoon.  As you read in my last post, this year I’m participating in back to back weekend studio tours, so my living area will look like this for a week!  I love seeing all my work surrounding me instead of boxed up waiting for the next art show, but my dog is used to having her toys thrown for her evening entertainment.  Not this week!  

My studio has all my experiments, and seconds displayed along with tools and mica for glass artists that I sell.  This means I can’t work for a week.  Guess it’s a good time for a staycation!  You’ll find me in the garden….

Oh, and if you didn’t get to the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, you can still come up and see my work during the White Salmon Artists Studios Open House on Saturday May 21 from 10 am to 5 pm.

March Madness

March 13, 2011

In the midst of Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami, the rest of us must continue moving forward.  My heart is heavy for all those who lost loved ones so I’m participating in several small ways to help those left behind.

I bought a couple raffle tickets to help a japanese potter & his village rebuild through Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. Only $10 and you might win the limited edition Commune Canister hand thrown at Heath Ceramics worth $500. You only have until Monday, March 14th, so hurry!

Here’s an easy way everyone can help. Send in the dogs! One click on the ‘like’ button & you’ve added $1 to the campaign without using your own $1. It’s a Facebook page called ‘Dog Bless You’. I hope you’ll ‘like’ it.

As I find more creative ways to help, I’ll post them on my Facebook page.  Please check there when you have a chance to see if I’ve discovered anything else.  My friend, Karen posted this list of projects already set up by the Red Cross, Medical Corps, Save the Children, and more that need funding for Japan.

As for my studio moving forward in the aftermath, I don’t think I’ve ever had a busier March!  New venues and fresh work set up in my regular shops.  This past week I dropped off new work for Hood River Jewelers.  The display isn’t finished because it will be moved in front of the window in a few days (btw, the large blue, white & black platter isn’t mine but we left it in the display).  If you’re in Hood River, please visit  Chris, Julie and Theresa and let them know I sent you!

Each March I prepare for the Glass Craft and Bead Expo by packing & shipping about a dozen boxes.  Filled with tools, examples, and supplies the majority of boxes are 16″ cube and weigh about 30 pounds.  Yes, 30.  It’s how I prepare for my gardening season!

Deciding what to take and what to leave is never easy for me.  I want to expose students to as much as possible in our short time together!  I think my Build a Better Pocket class is almost full.

There’s still plenty of room in my Beautiful Butterflies class.  Maybe I can entice you to take it?  If you couldn’t get into my Exploring Glass Powders class, I’ll cover many of the same principles in this class.

Play Date with Paste is filling, but it’s the first day of the Expo on Wednesday and many of you won’t arrive until Friday.  Taking any of my classes or not, I hope you’ll stop in my classroom to say ‘hi’.  Later in the afternoon is best because the students (my priority) will be well on their way by then.

A last note on the quake.   This link, from the NY Times, shows photos before and after the disaster.  Use the sliders to see satellite images of each town before and after.

Edit: This link for Mashable shows 7 ways to help or donate using social media.

This link for Charity Navigator lists ratings for the best orgnizations to help.

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March Musings

March 4, 2011

I am happy to announce my colorful art glass jewelry is now available for purchase at J D Smith Jewelers in The Dalles Oregon.  The owner, Jason and I have been talking about working together since last summer.  Our schedules finally aligned to make it happen and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Jason has been in the jewelry business much longer than you might think judging by his youthful appearance and ‘with it’ attitude.  He has an artist’s eye and it shows when you walk into his fabulous store.  If you’re in the Pacific Northwest make a point of stopping in.

The last few weeks you know I’ve been preparing for the Glass Craft and Bead Expo.  I finally have all the student glass cut up and packed, and everything I ordered has been arriving daily.  I am sorry for our UPS driver who has to trudge down my very long driveway through the snow.  Everything must be shipped next week, so it will be me carrying it all back up.  I’d love to find a few more students for my Beautiful Butterflies class, so if you know anyone who might be interested, I’d sure appreciate it if you’d share this post.  The emphasis will be pattern making, imagery replication and working with powdered glass.

My handmade wall pocket vases are displayed at Good News Gardening in Hood River through the end of this month.  I decided to install wall pockets alone instead of including butterflies and ladybugs due to the hanging system.  Screw eyes are anchored at the top of the wall and spaced in such a way that my little critters would be lonely so far apart from each other.  I do need to go back and fill the vases with flowers, but if you have a chance to try the lunch menu at The Garden Cafe I promise you’ll enjoy it!

‘Cat’s Meow’

I finally returned to my ‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ series for The Dalles Art Center’s show “Raining Cats and Dogs and Frogs”, running through March.  Perfect, don’t you think?  Of course I pulled this 15″ finished platter (photo was taken before slumping) out of the kiln the day before due date!  Three sweet little 6″ plates were also fused but not cold-worked or slumped yet.  More work for after the Expo.  I hope to have them ready for Oregon Glass Guild’s “Glass Gallery” at the end of April.

One last note:  Lately I’ve had a lot of mica sales in my ArtFire shop, so I’ve moved the mica tutorial that I’ve been slowly polishing from the ‘backburner’ to the ‘get it done sooner’ page.  It’s almost finished, I just need better photos…which I’ll take after I clear all the ‘Expo’ paraphernalia out of my studio.

See you inLas Vegas?

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