Saturday, December 29, 2007

peguins for Rachel!

I made this necklace and earring set for my daughter for Christmas. She loves the movie 'Happy feet' so that was the theme for her christmas gifts this year. I bought the penguin bead from Homegrowngems on etsy. A leather toggle and miscellaneous other beads with swarovskis make up the necklace and matching earring set.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mt first treasury!!!

Almost forgot, I was so excited about this. I got my first treasury on etsy on Christmas morning. I included a bunch of people from the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy. I trade out feature items 3 times to try and catch everyone but I know I missed someone. They're a great bunch!!

Do you see what it is?

I know it's a little early but this is an oriental pussy willow bush in my back yard. I was taking pictures outside for etsy and I was thrilled to see the first signs or spring!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

smokeylady's beads

A lovely gift, the best kind, a handmade gift. These beads were made by a good friend smokeylady. She made this necklace and sent some extra beads along for earrings. She sells her beads on etsy. Thanks! I love it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

ornament exchange

I participated in an ornament exchange with the Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy this year and here a few of my treasures. I'll post the other two as soon as I recieve them and also a picture of the ornaments I made. I didn't take pictures before I sent them out. The creators of the ornaments are Lucyblueheart,Divadea and Ginny! Thanks Ladies They're all wonderful additions to my Tree. Merry Christmas To everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The thaw!!

Still thawing out from the ice storm we had here over the weekend. I was without power for 2 days. Take a look at the ice!!!!It was so beautiful and so scarey at the same time!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry Christmas! is the mom's store of two very special children, Collin
and Anissa,in my classes at church. Thanks to you both and to your parents for the lovely gift. I have it setting with the 'believe' pillow from last year. They look great together! I love all the detail in this, especaially the 'pray' hang tag and the saying is wonderful!!! I love when I get handcrafted items!! And look at the gift bag, not as good as the gift but very cute!!!

dichroic trees

When I first got my kiln, a little over a year ago. This is one of my first attempts at fusing. These christmas trees/triangles are still one of my favorite designs.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Merry Christmas!

This gift can be yours. I am giving the winner a gift for merely posting a reply to this post. It's just a little christmas gift. I will at the end of next week 'pick a winner from a hat' or fairer still I'll have my son do it. What I'd like you to post about is your favorite Christmas tradition. I saw a friend of mine did this and I found myself reading all the fun things that warmed peoples hearts. Share with me.
As a child mine was the Christmas stocking that hung there empty throughout the season and when we awoke chistmas morning it was a free for all unlike the presents underneath the tree which could only be opened when all 7 or us were present. Happy Christmas thoughts!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

cgge prize

Click onto our website and sign up for the monthly newsletter is all you have to do to win a chance to win these lovely beads by Lloyd of burningscentsations on etsy. Aren't they awesome?

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Isn't this fabulous?!! I was admiring this with a friend of mine this weekend with a good friend and it arrived in the mail for me yesterday. I can't wait to make it up and wear it! she bought it from a shop on etsy, joanmillerporcelain....she has beautiful work!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


someone sent me an email this week with a list of about 200 different cookies and if you click on anyone of the cookies it pulled up a recipe for it. I was very impressed by that! Time to think about cookie baking...and cookies!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

recycled wall pockets

I just love making something from junk, or obviously not junk! These wall pockets are made in a kiln from a glass jar. It's called slumping and it basically means it is melted into a flattened state. I feature these in my etsy store for sale. I have placed holly and a red bow along with a polymer clay christmas stockin inside this one for a holiday touch.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

still another snowman!

The simplicity of this one is so neat. I'm adopting this one as my avatar on etsy for a while.

Monday, November 26, 2007

The vote is on!!

go to and vote for your favorite.....

PCAGOE challenge

We'll be voting soon, I'll let you know where to go to do it. The inspiration fpor the challenge, mogukame gane. It's a process I blogged about a few weeks ago. This is my challenge piece. Lots of beautiful entries. I'll show you!

Monday, November 19, 2007

shrink plastic

I love to play with this stuff! I made this pendant with it and I just love it. Made the earrings to match and I love them almost as much. They're for sale in my etsy store.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Width - 215 feet 8 inches ( wing tip to wing tip )
Height - 120 feet
Weight - approximately 1750 pounds ( 800 kilos )

Seattle Kingdome in Seattle, WA USA on November 10,

The above is also a Guinness World Book of Records.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another snowman!!

I told you they're my favorite for winter!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

whole necklace

I usually make pendants but I have made the whole necklace with this pendant. I wish I had a little more time to do more of it.

Friday, November 2, 2007

squeezing in a little fall!

torn between the season we're enjoying now and forced to prepare for the coming christmas season I have a fall leaf I've experimented with and am pleased with. This was my first. It's made of dichroic glass. I'm a leaf lover year round.....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Santa's secret Key

Aren't these the neatest christmas gift? Santa's secret Key, leave it outside, hung on your door knob for santa to magically unlock your door when he arrives on Christmas eve. See, it only works for Santa. The perfect gift for those who do not have a fireplace for Santa to shimmy down!!! For sale in my etsy store. This is a collaboration of myself and smokeylady54 on etsy, She makes the beautiful glass beads. She also has her version of them in her store.

Friday, October 26, 2007

pcagoe october challenge

mask is the theme, Come vote for your favorite.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

candy corn game

Trick or treat!Announcing the CGGE's Halloween Candy Corn Hunt and SALE!
On Oct. 24, CGGE members launch a special scavenger hunt with gorgeous glass prizes. And member shops will be holding special sales as well!
Take a good look at Ms. Candy Corny, at left. She is the clue that will lead you to the prizes! In the spirit of Halloween, participating members will hide a picture of Candy Corny in one of their listings. Your trick? Search our shops and find her, to qualify for a shiny treat. One winner will receive a stunning silver leaves goddess pendant donated by dyzart. Another winner will receive a gorgeous dichroic fused glass pendant donated by GloriaLynnGlass AND a third winner will win a lovely seasonal stained glass pumpkin piece donated by GetGlassy. And while you are searching our shops for the Candy Cornys, you'll notice fabulous sales which may include set percentages off, BOGOs, free shipping, and more. See each shop's announcement for its special SALE!

Here’s how to play!
Contest runs October 24-31
To play, you must be an Etsy member. It’s EASY, sign up here if you are not a member already:
Search each participating shop listed below to find a hidden Candy Corny image. Each participating shop has one Candy Corny hidden somewhere. When you find one, make a note of the shop name, and the item number shown in the address window of that item. For example, you find a Candy Corny here: Jot down "creationsinglass 285136" (shop name and item number). Remember she may be hiding ANYWHERE in a shop. Simple!
When you've found all of the Candy Cornys, send a convo to Kris & Peggy at creationsinglass, with all your answers.
The contest will run for one week, Oct, 24-31. At midnight Oct. 31, our CGGE judges will check all of the entries for correct Candy Corny sightings. Winners are the entries with the most correct sightings. In the likely event of a tie, the three winners will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. The lucky, clever winners will be notified via convos on Nov. 1, and their names will be published before the cheering throngs on our website and in the Etsy forums.
CGGE members are not allowed to participate, but will join in, chat and cheer contestants on in the thread while you are searching for the Candy Corny!
Participating shops:

Have fun and good luck!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

the winner!

this is Sharon Juretic, the winner of the CGGE newsletter drawing. She sports the beautiful pendant she won by signing up for the newsletter made by cvalenzo. She's thrilled with it and it looks terrific on her!!! YOu can sign up too! everyone is welcome!

Monday, October 15, 2007

more pumpkins!

Two of my favorite objects for fall is pumpkins and leaves. This time lampwork beads made by a good friend who makes and sells lampworked beads under the name of smokeylady on etsy. Pretty good for just starting!! Thanks Nancy!

Friday, October 12, 2007


Using the same method as many of my Halloween and falol glass pins and pendants I have now created snowmen and snow related items.Have a look!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Fall is all about leaves and pumpkins!!!! These made of polymer clay in my etsy store.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

cgge prize for october!

Just for signing up to recieve our monthly newsletter you become eligible to win this awesome nightlight....beautiful isn't it. I see this in my hallway. go to and win it!

Monday, October 1, 2007


these are some pens I made using the scraps of the mokume gane sheet I made the other day and the spaghetti clay from the extruder. I have wrapped the clay around the pens, smoothed and added additional canes for decoration.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

clay extrusion

I'm on a roll with the tutorials!!! I belong to a beginners clay site and we've been kicking around the skinner blend look in an extrusion. I hope these pictures help. Note the disk I used, how I arranged the clay going into the extruder,how thick the colors of clay are in the log, and the contrast in the colors I used. Those are the few things I think are most important. I'll try to use the extrusion 'spaghetti' clay in something and post a picture soon.