Monday, 26 October 2009

Fused Glass Mustache

Okay. I admit it. I've jumped on the Etsy mustache bandwagon. I'm not sure why the mustache is so popular on Etsy and I don't know where it started. I only know that after a great deal of time I find them funny so decided to do my own version in a fused glass pendant I also tried to do a fused glass cupcake in honour of the cupcake trend on Etsy as well but for whatever reason they didn't work out so well the first time and I ended up with a bit of a fused glass mess. Anyway if I do say so myself I think the mustache turned out kind of cute. I'm wondering what the next big Etsy trend will be??????????

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Handpainted Wooden Santa Claus Bangle Bracelet

This is an old/new direction for me. It's old because I used to tole paint a number of years ago and I sort of got away from that. What I'm doing here is taking my painting in a new direction by incorporating it into jewelry. This is my first painted jewelry creation available at The actual bangle is here at I'm actually working on a snowman mitten design right now and am making this blog post while the first coat of paint dries. I'm having fun these days exploring new craft ideas and veering away from creating just buttons. I did make a few snowman buttons this weekend and will be listing them on as soon as I am able to get them put on cards and the pictures taken. I also have a number of fused glass pendants that I'll be listing at I find I enjoy the creating so much but finding the time to do the other things such as list the items and take the pictures seems to take up a lot of time as well. I need to get that done though because if I don't list them there is no way for me to share them with all of you and sharing them is what gives me the most joy.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Fused Glass Spider Pin or Brooch

Halloween is fast approaching and there is very little time to wear that Halloween themed jewelry. With that in mind I have started to wear some of my Halloween themed glass jewelry. I'm actually wearing one of my spider pins or brooches today and have received a few compliments on it. I have others at The spider can be found here I can't wait to get back in my studio to make more glass jewelry. It's the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I have Tuesday off from my day job as well so I have an extra long weekend to make up some new items. I've started on the Christmas items and have lots of ideas floating around in my head. Tomorrow I am off to the glass supply shop with my son and I hope to buy lots of beautiful glass and then spend the next three days making all sorts of goodies.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Fused Glass Orange Oak Leaf Pendant

I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing my fused glass pieces. I just love these and they are my current favourite passion so I've been spending a lot of time thinking about new fused glass designs and posting about them. For those of you who like my buttons I promise I'll get back to posting some new button pictures soon. You can always check out the latest buttons on Etsy at or Artfire at For now I'll leave you with a link to this fused glass oak leaf pendant at The rest of my fused glass pendants are at If you have ideas for anything you'd like to see me try in glass or in buttons drop me a line and I'll see what I can do. I do love to experiment!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Flying or Winged Heart Fused Glass Pin or Brooch-Tatto Inspired

Here is another of my fused glass creations This is a flying heart or winged heart fused glass pin or brooch. It's inspired from a tattoo design - not that I have any but every once in a while in my wilder moods I consider it - but then I get frightened because I don't really like needles. Anyway, I digress. This pin is one of my latest in my Etsy shop I have a few tattoo inspired creations floating around in my head - now if I can just get the time to actually translate them to glass I'll be doing something.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Dripping Blood Fused Glass Pendant

Now hear is a slightly unusual and somewhat frightening pendant It's made of fused glass and designed to look like dripping blood. It's available in my Etsy store and is the perfect Halloween accessory. It's sure to be a conversation piece. I like this so much I've made one for myself. I can't wait to wear it. I suppose any time in October would be okay but I'm waiting for the week before Halloween to sport my various Halloween themed pieces.

I'm really hoping to get to the glass supply store and stock up on this red glass. It's the perfect red for both blood and Christmas - now isn't that a contradiction in terms. Can't wait to show you the Santa pendants I made. The fused glass ideas are flowing these days.

Monday, 5 October 2009

New Fused Glass Jewelry and New Excitement

I've been having a little trouble lately getting excited about making buttons. Don't get me wrong I love making the buttons and think they're a unique item and people seem to like them. I have been making them for a while though and the process is pretty much the same. For me the excitement has dwindled a bit so I've decided to go back to do something just for me. I have no idea if these fused glass pieces will sell but I do love them. I think the excitement and challenge of making new items just because I want to will be good for me. So I opened a second etsy shop at and this is one of my newly listed items (burgundy fused glass maple leaf pendant) I know it will take a while for people to find my items and even then I know the jewelry category is so saturated on Etsy that selling jewelry will be a challenge. I do think that these are different from most of the fused glass pieces I've seen so hopefully that will be a draw for people. I guess everyone thinks their items are unique though so we'll see. For now this is an experiment in making what I love for the pure enjoyment of doing so. We'll see how that goes. Do you make what you love or make what you think will sell?

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Outspoken Jewelry - Vampire Teeth Pendant

I've just opened a second Etsy shop at This shop will be be for my fused glass jewelry. I decided I'd open a second shop since these items are quite different from my buttons which can be found at at Etsy and at Artfire. I really love how these vampire teeth turned out I wish I had thought of them a little earlier as it's getting a bit close to Halloween to get these mailed out to people in time for the big day. Although with so much interest in vampires in general due to popular movies in the theatres perhaps these will be popular for more than October 31st. No matter, I had a lot of fun making these and I've added quite a few to I guess I just have to be patient and see if others like them as much as I do.