Let’s Get Creative!

Catch up with friends over drinks and snacks while getting creative.  Does that sound like a fun evening?

Over the last couple years I have hosted several Pottery Painting nights, and I am extending that to offer a painting class.  Scheduled nights will be in my studio, but if you are having a private party, or event, I can accommodate you at your place.

The Starfish painting will be the first painting class.  Make sure you are on the newsletter email list so you are the first to know the details of this class.

How many of you have Pinterest accounts with thousands of pins.  Pins of projects you want to do one day, but can never find the time, or all of the supplies to do it.  I am going to help you with that.  I have designed several Pinterest inspired project classes.  The first one is this Friday night!  All you have to do is show up.  Tools, supplies, food and drink will be provided and included in the cost.

The chalkboard above is the project for this Friday night.  There will be several of these classes scheduled between now and Christmas.  Come out and make something for yourself or as a gift.

Come join us and get creative!

~EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA~

This Saturday is the Earth Day Extravaganza, at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour.  The event runs from 11 am until 7 pm.

There will be kid’s activities, artists selling their creations, and delicious Pub food.  I will also be demonstrating my glass bead making using bottles that would have normally been thrown in the trash. Below are some earrings and pendants that were made using glass bottles.

It is going to be a fun day! You do not want to miss it!

Bahama Mamas

My season is coming to a close, and I am looking forward to having some free time to work on some new ideas.  I get very inspired while I am doing shows, and always am bursting at the seams with new ideas.  Sometimes I will take a little time and work on something new, just to keep my sanity, during my busiest time.  It is amazing how therapeutic it is to create something without a deadline looming over your head.

Someone gave me some scrap wood, which I thought I would turn it into a fancier sign.  They got really fancy and turned into paintings!

 

I am really loving working on the Bahama Mamas again, and have lots of new ideas for them.  Below are some of the first quilts I made with mamas.

  

I am still fiddling with a glass Bahama Mama.  She is just not quite where I want her to be yet in glass.

Have a creative week!

Octopus Pottery Set ~ Special Price

A few weeks ago I made this octopus pottery set as a special order.  Since its completion the customer seems to have disappeared, or changed their mind.  So I am going to offer the set at a discounted price, if anyone is interested. {Note to self ~ get payment for special orders}

The dessert/bread plates are normally $25 each, and the dessert/salad bowls are normally $35 each.  That would be a total of $240 for all the pieces at regular price.  I am offering it 25% less than the regular price, so the set can be purchased for $180.

All pieces are hand painted, and are food and dishwasher safe.  Contact me for further questions, or to view the pieces.

Have a creative week!

A Couple Tutorials

I have had a few tutorials published in the last month.  If you are a glass artist, or jewelry maker, you might want to check them out.  They are both online, digital magazines. Soda Lime Times is a publication for lampworkers.  Artisan Jewelry Times is a publication for jewelry artists.

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Both publications are very inspiring for glass and jewelry artists.

The Soda Lime Times article uses glass and metal components, and the Artisan Jewelry Times article gives you a taste of making your own ceramic components for your jewelry pieces.

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Happy Creating!

Valentine’s Pay it Forward

Five years ago, for the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s, I posted a heart themed item and donated a portion of the proceeds to a program in Abaco that feeds primary aged school kids that go without lunch.  I have decided to do that again this year.

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My first item is a pair of pink and turquoise earrings.  They are $55, and the earwires are fine silver.  25% of this sale will go towards the program that gives lunch to children in need.  This earring design is a little different from most of my earrings.  It is a design I learned when I was at Beadcamp, in January, in Stephanie Sersich’s class.

Hope you follow along for the next 13 days to see what I create.