March 2, 2009

Spring and Easter Challenge Contest


Etsy Glass Artists team members decided to creatively challenge one another to come up with their interpretation of Spring and or Easter. Between now and Easter we will share some of these creations with you here on our blog. Let us know how you feel about our art by leaving a comment. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a random drawing to win some handmade glass goodness from several of our shops. We will have several winners too! (one entry per person per post. In other words you can enter once every time we post a new product!!!) Be sure to check back on the blog on April 10th as we will announce the winner that day. Entries will be accepted until midnight April 9th.

Our first item to show you comes from the shop of Paula McDonough of The Venerable Bead. Paula is a borosilicate glass lampwork artist who enjoys making implosion pendants. Her item Tiger Lily uses this method for creating what looks like a real flower inside a dome of clear glass. But don't be fooled that bloom is all glass. Paula says of her item: "I took a class in January with Brent Graber in sunny Orlando Florida. He taught me how to make this style of flower. I am calling it a Lily. Coming back to freezing cold New England after my weekend getaway really gave me spring fever! Making these pretty colorful flowers is keeping my warm weekend alive. If I make enough lilies perhaps it will be warm soon? Seriously, flowers are Spring to me and are a big part of my lampworking. I want to learn how to make every imploded bloom in my garden and maybe even a few that only exist in my head."

Please leave a comment for Paula here on the blog letting her know what you think of her pendant and you will be entered into a contest to win some handmade glass goodness created by the members of our team. We will be posting new spring and Easter themed items every few days so please check back and comment. You can leave a new comment every time we post an item for multiple chances of winning! Good luck and thanks for playing.

10 comments:

Kim V said...

It was a fun weekend! Can't enter the contest, but wanted to say the flower is well done Paula!

Galvez Bijoux said...

Hi Paula, your pendant is perfect, you can combine it with a lot of colors and beads. Very beautiful!!

Wild Sage Lampwork said...

Can I resign my position so I can enter? It is beautiful!

Jen said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest.

sandy said...

It is beautiful Paula.

Jennifer said...

Your bead is very beautiful and unique.

ikkinlala said...

What a pretty pendant!

Debby said...

I love the colors. That's a beautiful bead. Maybe one day I can learn to do this too.

LethargicLass said...

That is absolutely gorgeous... love it!

lisa oram said...

I am just learning glass beadmaking and your pendant is very inspiring! Thanks.