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October 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- Oct Blogs * blogs are only Elegant fused glass not Fused Elegance for more information read this blog.

- Did you know ...

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Last year I was asked my several of my customers to put out my show schedule. This section is doing just that, the craft shows I’m participating in for 2019 are the following:

3-4 Aug - Woodland Park’s Mountain Artist - **this weekend**

13-15 Sep - Holly Berry’s Rockledge Ranch - Coming up this month!

9 Nov - Liberty High School  *read below I have a question for you.

23 Nov - Rampart High School *read below I have a question for you.

7-8 Dec - Doherty High School

I’m going to do a special prize for anyone who visits me (or my booth) during each event (no purchase necessary). I'm also going to give a discount if you come to 3 of my 5 shows.  You will get your discount during my last show i.e., Doherty. How exciting is that! Can you tell how much I’ve missed you?

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November Craft Shows - Liberty & Rampart High Schools

November Craft Shows - Liberty & Rampart High Schools

A little information about the Liberty High school craft show on 9 Nov 2019 This is from last year's Liberty show Normally I don’t give presents away prizes for Liberty, because there is no charge, however sense I’m not going to be at 2 of my shows this year I want to encourage my newsletter customers to visit me. So …Read more.

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Second Cooking class

Second Cooking class

After taking the cookie class (see previous blog) Lela and I took another cooking class (BTW I don't enjoy cooking). The class was at the French Kitchen in Colorado Springs. They gave me a nice bag because I signed up for another class. I made chicken and dumplings. I so enjoyed making it and watching the other ladies make their …Read more.

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My love of learning - cookie class

My love of learning - cookie class

So I really love learning new things so recently I took 2 classes... Cooking classes!! The first class was a French Macarons class. This was more of a demonstration but I still enjoyed it. The class was in a local shop. Nice shop and instructor. What I learned from this class? That macaroons are extremely finicky to make. I also …Read more.

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Fused Glass for My Brother

Fused Glass for My Brother

My baby brother recently came to Colorado to hunt for elk (yes he eats it, he is not a sport hunter). Anyway he stopped by to see me, I haven't seen my brother in 4 years so it was a wonderful visit. My baby brother and me While he was visiting he asked me to see some of my fused …Read more.

**How many pieces of my glass can you count in this picture?

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Fused glass soap dishes

Fused glass soap dishes

The last time I visited Sharon at Tulips in Denver. She asked me to make her some soap dishes. So I bought one of her beautiful soaps she sells in the shop. Soap dish I made a couple fused glass soap dishes, here are two that I thought matched the soap really well (plus who doesn't love lavender). I really …Read more.

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Fused Glass Crosses for my Family

Fused Glass Crosses for my Family

A while back I made some custom fused glass pocket crosses for Diane. When she told me why she wanted them it brought tears to my eyes and I decided to make some for my family. We had a family reunion this month so I thought it was the perfect time to give the crosses to my family, so I …Read more.

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Custom Fused Glass Poker Guard

Custom Fused Glass Poker Guard

One of my amazing customers asked me for a custom fused glass poker guard. This is actually her second fused glass poker guard. Below is a picture of her first one. I love aventurine green glass. Custom Aventurine Green - Fused Glass Poker Guard This one was a bit different. She wanted to have two dogs on it. I wanted …Read more.

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Fused Glass Ornaments for my Family

Fused Glass Ornaments for my Family

In my DYK I'm going to talk about my family reunion. I'm going to give them is various types of Fused Glass artwork. One of the things I'm giving my brothers and sisters is fused glass ornaments.  I love my ornaments with fused glass decals. Which decal is your favorite? Which is your favorite? I wonder which ones my brothers …Read more.

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My Fused Glass Clock

My Fused Glass Clock

I made myself a present last year, a fused glass clock. What made it extremely special is the interchangeable pictures of my granddaughter. She has grown so much, so I decided I'd update my clock with new pictures.  I love this clock it's so beautiful. I just love being able to …Read more.

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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I've blogged about Tulip (Denver) and Sharron several times. Tulip is a fabulous store in Denver that supports me and other local artists. I'm so grateful to her. The last time I visited Sharron she asked me to give her my artist statement. I love talking about glass but I don't enjoy talking about me as much. So writing an …Read more.

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Did you know ...

This section is used to answer any questions you may have or to pass on tidbits of information that add value and enhance knowledge regarding fused glass, metals, or jewelry in general. Let me know if you have anything you'd like me to include.

For my "did you know" this month I want to talk about my various types of fused glass accessories. I did a show in Sept and even though I love the show my glass gets so dirty. I have a show coming up so I had to go through all my boxes and dust each piece of glass. While I was doing that I was cleaning pieces that most people don't see because I typically have my jewelry on the table and my accessories in the dressers. Anyway as I was cleaning them I realized I really want to show them off.

I was also listening to a course about videos verses just blogging and thought maybe it's time to dust off my youtube channel and show my fused glass accessories that way. I hope you enjoy seeing my fused glass accessories as much as I enjoy making them.  *Disclaimer, I get nervous talking to people needless to say video taping me speaking. So please focus on my glass and not my stuttering, no makeup, and the fact that I couldn't remember my web address to save my life.

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Fused Glass Poker Guards

My first video is about my fused glass poker guards. I really love making them. As I said in the video they can be made into magnets, pendants, or left as poker guards. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link:  https://youtu.be/4EvSYWsgOao

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Fused Glass Eyeglass holders

I also love my fused glass eye glass holders. I have several different types including custom pictures, single fused glass design, snap fused glass holders, etc. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/7SxFcs2osOU

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Fused Glass Broochesk & Pins

Fused Glass Brooches / Pendants and stick pins. What I love about most of my brooches is not only are they brooches, but they are also pendants. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/InRhrUwLSvQ

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Fused Glass Hair accessories

Another fused glass accessory video is of my hair accessories including barrettes, combs, bobby pins, etc. I also have fused glass snap hair accessories. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/CuYj_fNmVRU

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Fused Glass Tie Tacks & Lapel Pins

My next fused glass accessory video is my fused glass tie tacks and lapel pins. They can be for men or women. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/b0CvmeuAL3E

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Fused Glass bookmarks

Fused glass Bookmarks. I have several types of fused glass bookmarks, dangle, small, and large paper clip. I also included fused glass "worry stones".  If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link:  https://youtu.be/dcqgwnUcgR4

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Fused glass male accessories

Fused glass male accessories; including cuff links, key chains, money clips, and pen knifes. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/9BsUjxChJG4

* There is also an older video that has some great fused glass options for men as well.

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Fused Glass magnet

My fused glass magnets and buttons. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/9z18gZ7wTvQ

 

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Fused Glass key chains

Fused Glass key chains. Remember any Fused Glass pendant can be made into a key chain. I have several types of rings to change pendants into key chains. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/HLK0I6vl7Io

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Fused Glass Purse Holders

Fused glass purse holders and purse security guards. There are 3 types of purse holders, one type has a mirror and the other is a snap purse holder.  The purse security guards have flash lights built in. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/mS2K_WQzfxA

There is another video regarding purse hangers as well.

These are the fused glass purse security guards / flashlight.

These are the fused glass key chains / flashlight.

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Fused Glass Badge holders

Fused glass badge holders. Some of these badge holders can also be dual used as eye glass holders. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/bn0gBdkoIjo

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Fused glass wine glass charms

Fused glass wine glass charms. What I love about fused glass wine glass charms is they make perfect hostess gifts. They can also be given to guests as small tokens of appreciation, because they can be changed into pendants. If the link doesn't work copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/mS2K_WQzfxA

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To see all my YouTube videos please click on this link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcnpigzYxgeVtrbyj9g_phQ/). I hope you enjoy watching my videos. Let me know if there is something you would like me to video for you.

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