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When the Easter Bunny gets censored

The project started out with my brother-in-law contacting me because he was looking for a unique Easter gift for his girlfriend.
He wanted a dark gray, generally egg-shaped glass piece that can be hung up with a bunny and a heart.
That afternoon, my husband and I did some brainstorming on a design.
Now, folks, here is what happens when a guy designs an Easter decoration for his bother.

I have to admit, I was greatly amused throughout the entire process of making it. That just goes to show how much my husband has rubbed off on me over the years. Initially, I was said to have no humor whatsoever (aka “Germans don’t do humor. They do beer!”), hehe.

Hopefully, my brother-in-law’s girlfriend will like her Easter decoration as much as I have enjoyed making it!

April 2, 2012 Posted by | Fused Glass | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Dinner Fundraiser to Benefit the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons

On February 13, 2010, there will be a fundraiser buffet with live music and a free raffle at the Indian Island Country Club in Riverhead, NY.
Have some fun on a saturday night and support the rehabilitation of wild animals on Long Island!
Please click on the picture below for a link to more information on the event from the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons!

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Doggy Portrait in Precious Metal Clay

I can finally now show you my first precious metal clay little sculpture. Well, sculpture might give you the wrong idea but it’s a non-abstract three-dimensional form.
I had to wait with this post until I could get the pendant to the person it was meant for. It was a sort of belated Christmas surprise.
So, here it is.

I did not plan out this pendant at all. I had a ball of silver PMC left because I was working on another piece when the idea hit me. It was the kind of “I wonder if I can” thought. Honestly, I never really expected it to turn out well. I used a photo as a reference and next thing I knew, it actually looked like her.

I am quiet proud of it and I think I made someone happy as well. It hardly can get any better than that!

January 6, 2010 Posted by | GlassFancy Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Neat ways to keep your brain warm

I am looking out the window and it’s snowing once again. We are in full swing of winter and it is an important time to keep your family’s brains warm.

So I browsed through the whole array of handmade fleece hats on Etsy and picked out a couple of samples for you.

Kids:

Adults:

Pets:

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The last of the Cremation Memory Pendants

A couple of years ago I used to have a website where I sold pet cremation pendants or memory pendants.
They were made from the same glass I use on all my jewelry but contained a very small portion of ashes or cremains.

I have to admit, the cremation pendants were not my idea. A colleague at work made me develop a pattern because she wanted something special for her cat that had just pasted. I believe she had looked around on the internet and found someone who fused ashes into glass and since she knew that I was fusing glass, she came to me with the request.
It took me more than four months to come up with a pattern that would reliably yield the same results pretty much every time (I would say about 95% of the time) and still display the ashes in a way that looked nice.

Then, about a year ago, I finally decided to shut down the website and stop selling the cremation pendants. The main reason was that I just couldn’t deal with asking  people for money anymore at a time when they had just suffered a great loss. It always felt so petty, greedy and entirely inappropriate.
The whole thing was just very stressy and emotionally draining.
For the past year I had still made some for friends and colleagues (basically people that I know and that I wouldn’t ask for money anyway) but it’s time now for me to altogether stop making cremation pendants. The emotional drain is still there and maybe even more than with animals I didn’t know and I realized that I am starting to really dread making them.
So these are the last of the cremation pendants. They are in memory of Ali’s “Sunshine”.

 

If you are looking for glass pet cremation pendants, here are two websites I found:
http://www.memorypendants.huffmanstudios.com/
http://www.solsticeglass.com/hand-blown-glass-jewelry/pet-cremation-jewelry/view-all-products.html

December 23, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your cat’s dream house!

Have you ever seen a more content cat as the one in this photo?

I’m not a cat but my hunch is that Smelvin (not sure whether the name is correct) really likes this wonderful tree house.
Little does he know that Amelia is about to smack the crap out of him because she also very much enjoys the tree house, just in a very different way.

Well, how can you not?! It’s just absolutely awesome for your feline friends to either snooze, climb, hide, ambush or pounce and it also has a really nice decorative value to it. It doesn’t have this awkward look that says: I know I should put this ugly scratch post into the laundry room but I have to put it here so they don’t scratch the back of the couch instead.

So you should really take a peek at the different models of cat trees from PetTreeHouses on Etsy.

And if you don’t have a cat, no problem! Either adopt one from your local shelter or get a tree house for your bird instead. Or maybe just talk to Shelley and Joe from PetTreeHouses to make you a custom one that fits your need.

December 5, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Pet Costume Parade

Just in time for Halloween, here are some great handmade costumes for your best friend:

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October 16, 2009 Posted by | Artfire, Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Delicately Crafted Needlepoint Accessories For You And Your Pet

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If you were ever searching for accessories that look like they came straight out of a dream, look no further!

You may be on the quest for an exquisite embellishment for that perfect white dress or maybe you have something modern and artsy in mind.

Carrie sells her handcrafted work on Etsy as ModernNeedlePoint.

Recently, she branched out and opened up a new Etsy store where you can now buy high quality handcrafted collars for your dog and/or cat. It is very fittingly called CrochetPetCollars.

Treat yourself and your pet to one of those exquisite treasures or contact Carrie for your own custom needlepoint accessory!

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September 26, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Walk your dog in style with Saddle Wags!

NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!

YellowCab_01_displayI just found this seller on 1000 Markets and I just have to share this with you.

She makes absolutely fabulously sporty and stylish dog outfits with matching Martingale collars.

GreenSwirl_01_displayThese outfits have pockets on the side so you can store the little necessities like your puppy’s waste bags etc. The material is light weight and breathable and is custom made to fit your best friend perfectly.

The yellow taxi cab model comes with reflective ribbons on the sides to keep your pooch safe even at night.

They are available in many colors. Take a peek at TREE PARLOR and I’m sure you will find something that will compliment your puppy’s sense of style!

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to win a one-of-a-kind Pet Pendant?

Do you want to win this one-of-a-kind pet pendant for your best friend?

Pet Pendant

On July 11, 2009, this fused glass piece will be up for grabs at the “Marching Mustangs Music and Canine Extravaganza”.  You can download their flyer for the event HERE.

So if you are anywhere around Brick NJ at that time, don’t miss out on lots of doggy fun and great give-aways!

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Events, Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment