Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Advertisement

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I'd write up a quick post to show our new banner ad for our supply shop. It's on the popular glass forum, www.lampworketc.com! Here's a screenshot! (Click to enlarge!)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Murrini and Shards!

Hey everyone!! :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks to everyone who came out to the ENCORE Market in New Boston this weekend!

Jason and I have started to make glass supplies for other lampworkers, and we're loving it! I've been making murrini (commonly known as millefiori when in flower design), and Jason has been making shards (super think pieces of glass made by blowing out a large bubble and then smashing it). We have opened a new Etsy store just for these supplies!

Here are just a few examples of the new products, and sample beads we used them on:

*Canyon* - Fine silvered ivory glass mixed with different blues

*Harvest* - Warm corals and yellows

*Riverbed* - Loaded with silver on a pastel base color, nice organic reactions!

*Milky Way* - Loaded with silver, and makes beautiful organic reactions!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Library Arts Center, Gallery of Gifts

The Gallery of Gifts at the Library Arts Center started Friday in Newport, NH! We have submitted about 20 skeleton key necklaces. The exhibit runs until December 18th, and is loaded with other awesome artwork! What a great way to support local artists and the Library Arts Center's programs!

We also have some skeleton keys at the studio that will be added to the website tonight!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Classes Now Available!

Hey everyone!
November has been great so far at the studio! This past week we had a great Wednesday Beginner class, and this weekend we had two booked classes! We have added two more November classes to the website, and have added some December classes as well!

Have prior lampworking experience, but want to work at your own pace? Torch time rentals are now available!

Here's some photos from this weekend's classes. We will be posting their beads once they are all cleaned up!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grand Opening/NH Open Doors

Thanks to everyone who stopped by this past weekend for our grand opening/NH Open Doors! We had a blast!
For those that couldn't make it, we extended our weekend hours to 9AM-6PM both Saturday and Sunday, and had live demos going all day long. I also made some delicious carrot cake! :) Here's a virtual photo tour!

All those photos hanging up are macro shots of beads! They look so cool!

New necklaces! And the class info table. Classes are filling up fast for November!

The "POWERS ART GLASS" sign mosaic was done by Jason on a piece of scrap wood :)

Carrot Cake!



Like the little sign says, these are just a few of the demo beads from Saturday. Some have already gone to new homes!

Two of Jason's beautiful upcycled copper pendants with boro beads (both sold)

One of Jason's cabochons, soon to be made into a seed bead bezeled pendant (sold)

A demo bead from Saturday, a little froggy clinging to a "rock" for dear life! (sold)

Another demo bead from Saturday, a beautiful fall acorn with fine silver (sold)

Sunday's sunset right outside the studio

Thanks for looking!