Welcome to Glassfancy

A whole lot of fused glass and then some …

It’s beautiful but what is it?

It’s tatting!

I didn’t know that. I had to look it up. Since I know nothing of yarn and these kinds of things, I will at this point simply quote the definition from wordnet.princeton.edu:

  • needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
  • lace making: the act or art of making handmade lace

At any rate, I am absolutely awestruck by the work Pamela from TotusMel is doing.

It definitely has something of old times. It’s so delicate and elegant and  it is also absolutely stylishly goth or vampire.

And here we are again at the South Park episode that seems to follow me. Please refer to this post if you would like to know what I am babbling about =) but this time I will refrain from putting Pamela’s work on the cartoon characters.

November 21, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Handmade Jewelry Hub

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!

Twitter just introduced a new way of organizing the blizzard of tweets that you may get hit by on their site. You can now create lists of people that have one common denominator in some shape or form. It makes it a lot easier to filter what you may be interested in and avoid some of the stuff you are not.

So, since I am making handmade jewelry, it was merely a matter of time until I started a list about just that. I have accumulated more than 450 artisans that all make handmade jewelry of some kind. You will find glass, steam punk, wire wrapping, silversmithing, PMC and lots more. Come take a peek and get emerged in style, fashion, color, luxury and bling!

Twitter jewelry list

If you are creating handmade jewelry, have a twitter account and would like to be included in this list, please leave a comment or send me a direct message on Twitter.

November 4, 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

1st Annual Summer Carnival Event

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!

1000 Markets’ NY FESTIVAL is having a Summer Carnival Event!

Starting today and running through Friday, the artisans of this market have designed special items and some limited edition creations. In addition to these brand new items, there are daily raffle prizes. Simply go to the market blog and enter a comment to each raffle announcement and you will be entered for the drawing. The winners will be announced every night at 9 pm Eastern Standard time. Don’t miss out!

Check out some of the exciting new creations for this event:

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July 29, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NY Festival – New Market on 1000 Markets

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!

NY Festival Market

Welcome to the New York Market Square where artisans from 11 regions join together to showcase their talents with an inspired line-up of handmade products. A likeness to the top shopping destinations in New York City, the New York Festival Market boasts product collections rich with art, fashion, fragrances, gourmet, jewelry, paper and needlework. We invite you to browse the shops, meet the merchants and stop by the “We Love New York” forum to tell us what you think.

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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Glass art beyond the ordinary!

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!

That is the motto of a great market I joined at the 1000 Market venue. It’s called Glass Artisans’ Alley.

You can find some fabulous creations from different areas of glass art there and I would like to introduce you to some of them. The items are arranged into collections:

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Glass Artisan EarringsGlass Artisan Earrings

Glass Artisan NecklacesGlass Artisan Necklaces

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You can also browse the market by looking at a list of all the shops that are included or go to the market blog to find articles on glass, events and featured artists.

1000 Markets is trying to make it easier to get to know the person behind the products and that makes for a relaxed and very pleasant shopping experience.

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

This Week’s Etsy Favorites!

I found some more great items on Etsy for you to enjoy!

Art Nouveau by WearableByDesign

Adela Necklace by Jackiemello

Salt Bagel by 3squares

Spring Jay by Dahliahousestudios

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Etsy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1000 Markets

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!

So, I am in the midst of acquiring a shop at a marvelous new marketplace called 1000 Markets. I am looking around at all the products people are selling there and I’m impressed! Then, I come across one store that literally dropped my jaw.

Why buy handmade, you ask? Well, that is why: …"Feel Like A Star" Beadwoven Cabochon Bracelet

And you wouldn’t believe the other things she is selling in her store! You have to check it out at Rachele’s Originals (and boy, she isn’t kidding)!

April 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some of my favorite things on Etsy

So much fabulous stuff on Etsy, so little time!

But here are a few of my favorites:

Check ’em out!

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