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November 2019 Newsletter

In this edition:

- Fresh From the Kiln

- Upcoming Events & Sales!

- Nov 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

23 Nov - Rampart High School

7-8 Dec - Doherty High School

Only 1 more show left this year Doherty High Schools. Because of this I want to make sure the winners from Woodland Park (Vick) and Holly Berry (Rosemary) have a chance to get their prizes. If you were at either of those shows and signed up for my newsletter please email me and if I don't hear from Vick and Rosemary my 4 Dec you could win. Carmen won from Liberty and Emma won from Rampart.

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Doherty Craft Fair - Dec 7 & 8

Doherty Craft Fair - Dec 7 & 8

A little information about the Doherty High school craft show on 7-8 Dec. While I was at Rampart I made a video of my booth. I thought y'all would like to see it. I hope you come out and see us on my last show of the season. https://youtu.be/TBj65GsMfmQ My Fused Glass Booth 1st I have another business trip so …Read more.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had a fantastic Thanksgiving with my in-laws on the western slope. I have so many things to be thankful for family (my husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, mom, sisters, brothers, nieces & nephews, cousins, in-laws), friends, and of course my job. But I'm also thankful for living in Colorado. I think …Read more.

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Family Reunion

Family Reunion

Every two years my family has a reunion. This year was really fun, several of my cousins (many of which I had never met before) came to the reunion. It was wonderful, I really enjoyed meeting my cousins. The picture on the left is my brother, sisters, nieces, nephew, daughter, and momma. The picture on the right is my mom, …Read more.

Four years ago my brothers and sisters got together to see our mom. It was the first time since I was young that we were all together.

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Winners of Liberty & Rampart Craft Fairs

Winners of Liberty & Rampart Craft Fairs

The Winner of the Liberty Craft Fair, is Carmen. I've emailed Carmen and she will hopefully be able to make the Doherty Craft fair to pick up her $25 in free fused glass. Below are pictures of my booth at the Liberty Craft Fair. Winner of the Rampart craft fair is Emma. Emma come out to the Doherty Craft fair …Read more.

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Which Fused Glass Dish is your Favorite?

Which Fused Glass Dish is your Favorite?

Last month I mentioned that Sharon from Tulip asked me to make some fused glass soap dishes. We'll I went a bit crazy and made quite a few more. Remember these are not just soap dishes they can be used as spoon-rests and trinket dishes to name a few uses. However, I have a question - which of these is …Read more.

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My Granddaughter

My Granddaughter

While I was in California, I was lucky enough to see my son, daughter-in-law, and of course my stunning granddaughter. I must confess, when I held her in my arms I had tears in my eyes. She's so beautiful, smart, and amazing. My son and daughter-in-law have done a fantastic job. Needless to say I'll be using some of these …Read more.

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Drive Up to San Francisco and Bullseye

Drive Up to San Francisco and Bullseye

After my glass class with Laurie I decided to drive the scenic route, Hwy 1, to the bullseye resource center near San Francisco.  What a beautiful drive. It was a bit foggy in places, but still a lovely drive.  I really liked the lighthouse, so majestic. I may have to try to make a fuse glass piece with a lighthouse. …Read more.

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AirBNB in Bonny Doon

AirBNB in Bonny Doon

In my last post I talked about my fused glass class with Laurie Spray. In this blog I wanted to talk about the Airbnb I stayed at while I was taking the class. The airbnb host was Nancy and she was a true delight. We had a wonderful time together. She is an author (her books are in the picture …Read more.

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Fused Glass Flowers with Laurie

Fused Glass Flowers with Laurie

Y’all know I love fused glass flowers. This month I took a class with one of my favorite people - Laurie Spray in Bonny Doon California. Here is a picture of of Laurie and me. I just love her. This is my third class with Laurie. I also took a vitrigraph / cane class and an images class (both fantastic) …

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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 show off  some of my fused glass pendants. I use various colors of Glass in my fused glass artwork. But if there is a color you want and don't see please let me know. 

Color is all around us. We see it all the time. The primary colors of light are red, green, and blue. Color psychology affects our lives in so many ways, yet we often do not realize the impact of our color choices. Color can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things, and ideas. 

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Red Fused Glass Pendants

Red is the color of fire and blood, and is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. Red is used to indicate courage. https://youtu.be/SKiR7Vf2RY0

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Green Fused Glass Pendants

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Green indicates growth and hope. https://youtu.be/RyWkOdlIQyc

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White Fused Glass Pendants

White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity. You can use white to suggest simplicity in high-tech products. White is an appropriate color for charitable organizations; angels are usually imagined wearing white clothes.

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Blue Fused Glass Pendants

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

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Fused Glass Purple Pendants

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Purple is a very rare color in nature. https://youtu.be/Upm5rwqLuKk

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I hope you like my beautiful fused glass pendants. If there is something you'd like let me know. If you'd like me to make something custom for you let me know.

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