No Bad Luck Here!

BROKEN MIRROR!!?     Don’t think of it as seven years bad luck, think of it as an opportunity to be creative.  If you are worried about the seven years of bad luck you can bury a piece in the garden and that will stop it. (so I have...

Tiffany Aventurine – A Celebration!

How beautiful is this VASE!?  (I FEEL LIKE I COULD JUST POST THE PICTURE AND IT WOULD BE ENOUGH!) This vase was made c. 1910.  It is Aventurine Lava Blown Glass by Tiffany Studios.  This is currently on display in the new exhibition at the Morse Museum called “Iridescence—A...

Glass Fusing Q&A

  Q: When I fuse my projects, sometimes I get medium to small bubbles. What causes them and how can I prevent them? A: Bubbles can be caused by many different things. First, uneven stacking of glass can result in air trapped between layers. To prevent this from occurring, check the...

Always Need More

So, so true! And mostly it is glass.  You just can’t stop.  Sometimes it is for a project, sometimes because it is a basic color that you always use, and sometimes it is just because it is too beautiful or unusual to resist. Thank you for that. You keep...

STAINLESS STEEL MOLD PREP

This was fun!  A customer came in with a stainless bowl that she had slump a thick piece of glass over.  It stuck! She broke the ruined bowl off, but a very thin layer of glass remained on the mold.  That prompted a discussion on how to get the...

NEW PRODUCT – Modeling Glass!

Modeling glass is a very exciting new product!  It is a two-part kit consisting of a powdered binder and liquid medium that you combine with water and powder or fit.  The result is the like clay and is easy to manipulate.  Use it like you would clay.  Coil it,...

GLASS MANUFACTURERS – Now That the Dust Has Settled

This is not a complete list..  It does not include the rod manufacturers and overseas.  These are our major supplies at this point in time.   Since May of 2016 it has been a roller coaster ride in the art glass industry.  It really does seem that the dust...

JUST FOR FUN MEANS “JUST FOR FUN”

A rewrite of the 2017 blog “AM I GOOD ENOUGH” Right after the holiday season we start encouraging all of you to get your entry ready for the Just For Fun Contest.  We often hear, “I am just not good enough.”  I just want to say, “YES, YOU ARE!”...

Foils.. why so many?

  We often see people just standing in front of our foil display looking overwhelmed!  Here is a picture of our display just so you can see how overwhelming it is! As you can see, we have three different brands in our store.  We just recently switched from Venture...

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City to Charles Lewis Tiffany and Harriet Olivia Avery Young.  (He died in 1933).  He attended Flushing Boarding School in New York City. The Civil war starts in April of 1861 and in 1863, Tiffany attended the Pennsylvania Military Academy, in...