December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL

The members of the Etsy Glass Artists street team would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. We would also like to thank our loyal customers and blog followers for your support and patronage of our shops this past year, we could not do it without you!
If you are looking for last minute gift ideas please check our gift guide here.

December 1, 2009

Etsy Glass Artist of the Week - Wild Sage Lampwork

This week we are featuring Pam Dansie of Wild Sage Lampwork as our artist of the week. She has a ton of colorful and fun items in her shop. They would make terrific gifts for family and friends. Check out her shop to find some goodies to give this Christmas!












November 25, 2009

Cutting Circles in Flat Glass

Using the German scoring tool The Silberschmidtt (sold by Bullseye as the "Repetitive Circle Cutter") circles can be cut very quickly and efficiently.

See Etsy Glass Artist Leah Pellegrini cut circles.
video
Pellegrini's work involves a lot of circles. You can see her mobiles on Etsy.

November 23, 2009

Etsy Glass Artist of the Week - RWillisglassartist

This week we are featuring Rhonda Willis of RWillisglassartist as our artist of the week. She has a ton of colorful and fun pendants in her shop. They would make terrific gifts for family and friends. Check out her shop to find some goodies to give this Christmas!





November 17, 2009

Etsy Glass Artist of the Week - Glass Cat

This week we are featuring Carol Rasmussen of Glass Cat as our artist of the week. I own quite a few of her items and have been pleased with every one of them. They also make terrific gifts for family and friends. Check out her shop to find some goodies to give this Christmas!





November 10, 2009

Etsy Glass Artist of the Week - 41 Design

Mary Tapken of 41 Design is our Etsy Glass Artist this week. She has really colorful fused and stained glass pendants and earrings in her shop that would be great gifts for Christmas. Here are some of my favorites from her shop. Just click on the pictures to go to the listing.








November 9, 2009

Etsy Glass Artists - Festive Giveaway!



The Etsy Glass Artists have an ongoing monthly draw for a variety of items made by our members. This month's prize is donated by
WildSageLampwork

A beautiful pair of festive earrings.


HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:
Leave your name and email address or some way to contact you (should you be the winner) in the comments section of this post. A drawing will be held and the winner will be announced on December 1st.
Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter on the left to be notified of any upcoming sales and events. Also, use the egateam tag in the Etsy search box to locate all of our listings for sale.

November 3, 2009

Etsy Glass Artist of the Week - Susan Sheehan

Susan Sheehan is our Etsy Glass Artist of the week. Please visit her shop to see all of the wonderful creations that she has. She has some awesome Pandora items. Stock up for Christmas!
Here are some of my favorite items from her shop- just click on the pictures to go to the listing.













October 21, 2009

Glass Artist Creates Custom Ornaments, Rings And More!

One of our team members, Leah Pelligrini, was recently featured on her local TV news station demonstrating her glass work. Please watch the video below.

http://www.kptv.com/video/21319798/index.html

October 18, 2009

Etsy Glass Artists - Fall Sale - Oct. 19th - 26th



EGA Fall Sale features Glass Artists from around the world coming together to showcase their work, from Oct. 19th - 26th

http://www.mycabincreations.etsy.com -- 20% off everything
http://www.Giapet.etsy.com -- buy one get one 1/2 off
http://www.GlassCat.etsy.com -- Fused and Dichroic Jewelry 20% off
http://www.jewelrybynatsuko.etsy.com -- 10 - 30% off
http://www.StudioMarcy.etsy.com -- buy one get one 1/2 off
http://www.41Design.etsy.com -- 25% off everything
http://www.RWillisglassartist.etsy.com -- 20% off all fused glass items
http://www.LeahPellegrini.etsy.com -- 20%off everything
http://www.susansheehan.etsy.com -- 20% off all glass items



August 3, 2009

July EGA Giveaway Winner is.......................


Congratulations to Ellen Lai of http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com!!!!!!! She is the winner of our July giveaway, a dichroic pendant created by Rhonda Willis of RWillisglassartist!

Be sure to check out Ellen's blog. She is very talented in tatting and does absolutely beautiful work.

July 23, 2009

Last Day to Enter This Month's Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter this month's giveaway for a dichroic pendant made by Rhonda Willis. Go here to enter:



The winner will be announced tomorrow morning.

July 9, 2009

Etsy Glass Artists Christmas in July Sale

The Etsy Glass Artists (EGA) is having a "Christmas in July” sale from July 8th through July 15th. See each shop's Announcement and the list below for their particular offerings! Please use the code "CIJ" in your notes to buyer upon checking out so you can get the sale price. This is a great time to start Christmas shopping (you know it’s going to be the season before you know it!) or a little treat for yourself.

Etsy Glass Artists "Christmas in July" Sale
July 8th through July 15th

Participating Members:

MyCabinCreations
http://www.MyCabinCreations.etsy.com - 20% off Everything

Jewelry by Natsuko
http://www.jewelrybynatsuko.etsy.com - 20% off everything

RWillisglassartist
http://www.rwillisglassartist.etsy.com - 20% off glass items only

tekaandzoe
http://www.tekaandzoe.etsy.com - 20% off

Paulasstressart
http://www.Paulasstressart.etsy.com - 20% off everything

Susan Sheehan
http://www.susansheehan.etsy.com - 20% off all glass

Glass Circus
http://www.glasscircus.etsy.com - 20% off everything

Fire n Sand Glass
http://www.giapet.etsy.com 20% off all glass items

Color Shoppe Studio
http://www.colorshoppestudio.etsy.com - 10% off all Stained Glass Jewelry

Glasscat
http://www.glasscat.etsy.com - 20% off fused and dichroic jewelry; 15% off any stained glass items.

41design
http://www.41design.etsy.com - 20% off

July 8, 2009

Bead Crochet Brilliance by Sylvia Kubilus-Elam




I want to share with you a creation by fellow Etsian Sylvia Kubilus-Elam of beadacious1221. She bought one of my "Crocodile Rock" beads and created this stunning beaded necklace. She has an awesome collection of creations in her shop as well.

I will be creating new "Crocodile Rock" beads in the future so if you want a necklace like this you can buy my beads and commission Sylvia to create one for you. I know that she has more of my beads as well so she will probably be listing more soon. Keep checking back.

Here is a link to her blog with more pictures of the necklace...

July 5, 2009

Are you thinking about Fall yet?

It seems impossible to think about fall colors yet....But here we are early July and the fall color fashion report is out for Fall of 2009. My local artisan gallery here in town is already talking about fall plans. It is funny I was just thinking the other day while enameling how was I going to get into the swing of the fall seasons..drab colors??? eecck! Then I saw the Pantone color report and was excited and inspired.
See the full report here in pdf form: Pantone Fall 2009 Color Report.
Fantastic colors...I must get enameling.
Michelle Mahler Teka and Zoe and TekaandZoe.etsy.com
American Beauty
Purple Heart
Honey Yellow
Iron
Burnt Sienna
Nomad
Rapture Rose
Warm Olive
Majolica Blue
Crème Brûlee

June 29, 2009

SUMMER SIZZLING JULY GIVEAWAY!!!!





The Etsy Glass Artists have an ongoing monthly draw for a variety of items made by our members. This month's prize is donated by RWillisGlassArtist


A beautiful kiln-fused dichroic glass pendant.




HERE'S HOW TO ENTER:


Leave your name and email address or some way to contact you (should you be the winner) in the comments section of this post. A drawing will be held and the winner will be announced on July 24th.


Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter on the left to be notified of any upcoming sales and events. Also, use the egateam tag in the Etsy search box to locate all of our listings for sale.







June 19, 2009

Mosaic: Ancient technique with a Modern twist!

Last weekend was the unveiling of a city-wide public art project- The Easthampton Bearfest!

photo above: popko's bear cub getting some visitors!

If you've ever heard of the "Cows on Parade", you know what this is. The city comissioned artists for the decoration of 30+ fiberglass bears, giant mamas and little cubs. Each was adorned decorate with different meduims- paint, buttons, wire and, in my case, mosaic with glass. These bears are hanging out all over the city- on sidewalks, in parking lots, in parks.


To make my bear, I used handmade fused glass in leaf shapes, and also the glass typically used in stained glass work, all in shades of green. I cut it up into leafy patterns and laid them on the bear. Once grouted they look like leaves and twigs. The title is 'hiding bear', like he is hiding in the bushes and only his head is peeking out!


This took a lot of time; making that much fused glass in my tiny kiln is really a test of patience. It takes a long time to cut, cook, cool and load again. But its worth it.

The photo below is what it looked like while I was glueing the glass to the fiberglass form.


I wanted to use 'fused' glass because it is so smooth and I could add a layer of texture and color to each leaf and twig. I used regular sheet glass for the larger leafy shapes and the rest of the body. It costs less than fusing glass and I dont have to 'cook' it.
Heres some twigs ready to be applied to the form. You can see the two colors fused together to create some depth and color variety.
With this technique I could add glass details around the cubs face without them being sharp shards of glass, and kids or general public could run thier hands over it and really feel the smooth glass. I wanted it to be touchable!
You can see how smooth they are, and the raised areas, in the photo above.
Below, the finished bear hanging out.

The photo above was taken at my house, prior to being installed in front of the town liquor store (first photo). He's hiding.
Mosaic is a great technique that can really be applied to almost anything, using anything. Have some bottlecaps lying around? Glue them to a mailbox! Broke a dinner plate? Glue it to a picture frame! There are certainly ways to create a mosaic for longevity and weather wear, but you can always do-it-yourself and make a great work of art.
Heres a link to a video taken by the local news station. Mines the first one in the video, the little green one. Then Im at the very end in the "Nature" shirt, hamming it up next to my bear while people took photos (and apparently the local news was there too!).

Click the photo below to watch me in the news video!


story by popko