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Photo Update of a Matching Art Glass Pendant

I finished a pendant that matches the cocktail ring I posted a little while ago.
Here are some pictures:

The glass is cold worked and very deep. So, the view from the side is quite dimensional, especially since some of the glass is perfectly clear.

Once I have a little time to spare, this pendant will likely end up in my Etsy store.

February 28, 2012 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Astoria Artisan Market in Queens

Yesterday afternoon, we drove all the way to Queens to check out an artisan market plus beer garden that I just found out about.
The name is Astoria Market and is located in Astoria, Queens.
It was quite a hike from the eastern part of Long Island where we are. And the traffic did not help either despite the fact that it was a Sunday. It looked like the Mets or some other team (pardon me, but I don’t have a clue about sports) were playing and we had to drive right past the stadium.
But once we got there, we had a blast!
The artisan market is located inside the main hall of the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. It is a small and very cozy event that takes place on several Sundays throughout the year.

Then, after you are done browsing the artisan products, you simply step outside into the beer garden, where they have a good selection of European and American beer and food and live music. The whole atmosphere is very central European and I did feel right at home.

So, although the artisan market is a bit small, it is easy to make your visit a whole afternoon event.
Check them out on the web (http://www.astoriamarket.com/) or in person if you are in the area!

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Donuts instead of chocolate for Valentine’s Day!

This year, you might want to give her a donut instead of chocolates. Or better still, give her both!

January 23, 2010 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

New Fused Glass Donut Listings on Etsy and 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!

I finished all the fused glass donuts that you saw in the last post and listed them with Etsy and 1000 Markets.
Here are some photos and links:

December 13, 2009 Posted by | Etsy, 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

It’s all fun and games!

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!
But here is the link to the Antiquity Gamecrafter website ( http://www.antiquitygamecrafters.com/ ) so you can still have a look at their beautiful games.

Many many years ago, when I just graduated from High School in Germany, I used to work at a game store. I got to know a plethora of board games, roleplaying games and card games. I remember we used to sell the Royal Game of Ur and some gorgeous chess games at the place.

I definitely used to and still do have a fascination for ancient games because it is a graspable concept to people now-a-days as much as it was back then. It’s something you have in common with someone who lived so long ago in a world that is entirely foreign to us.

It also reflects a lot of the attitude and art of the people and I am really most impressed with the way Antiquity Gamecrafters is projecting it into their products. I love the stone and wood combinations that they create and at the same time attempted to recapture some of the mood of the original culture.

November 28, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

No Boston Cream Here; Donut Update #2

This is the final update about the new donut shaped pendants I am making.

I found the perfect sterling silver bails. They are minimalist and modern without any decorations or Schnickschnack (German for ‘knickknack’). They mirror the silver inclusions in color without overwhelming anything about the glass design, I think.
Yet, at the same time, they are sturdy and I don’t have to worry about not being able to use larger diameter cords or chains.

Now Christmas is coming up and I did need something for my mom. I’m not going to see her this year for the holidays as I usually do, so I needed something I could send her in the mail to Germany.
She is very religious and always wanted something with a cross but she isn’t into bright popping colors and a lot of Schnickschnack (there it is again). She has a couple of stone donuts already, so I knew she likes the shape. I tried to stay on the muted color side with the design I came up with. I’m going to send her both because I really don’t know about the colors and now I can only hope she likes them.

November 26, 2009 Posted by | Fused Glass, GlassFancy Jewelry | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unique Handmade Art Dolls – More Art Than Doll

Christmas is approaching fast! If you are looking for a very much unique and memorable gift, this may just be it!

Zootla doll 1Zootla doll 2

Zootla doll 3Zootla doll 4

I stumbled upon this handmade artisan doll maker on Etsy. She makes these beautiful art dolls but also has a variety of fun and very joyous little Pocket Palls and other colorful characters.

Visit her Etsy store HERE.

November 6, 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