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Strawberry Fields Forever

A friend of mine ask me to go on a little road trip to a place called Strawberry Hill. Strawberry Hill is only about 45 minutes from where I live but I have never been there, to my… Read More

Cricket vs. Mini CC

Over the winter I went from using a Hot Head torch to my first oxygen and propane torch. The first torch I purchased was the Glass Torch Technologies (GTT) Cricket, yes I did say first. Anyway, I became… Read More

Couple of serious pups.

  I’ve been working on different expressions and how I make my eyes.  These guys are listed in my Etsy Shop along with a lot of smile’n pups.

Mastiff or Pug?

Some one requested a Pandora Pug bead.  I have always loved Pugs they have a big dog attitude in a little body.  I told Craig that one day I would own a little dog, maybe even a Pug….he… Read More

Beads of Courage Needs Beads

  Beads of Courage is a program designed to strengthen and support children coping with serious illness. Through the BOC program children tell their story of using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they… Read More

For the love of pups.

  It’s been awhile since I’ve made some dogs.  It felt good to be back making pups.

Long and Lean Focal Pendant Beads

What do you do with your shorts?  For the non glass person shorts are the ends of the  glass rods that we use when making lampwork beads.  The idea came from Samma who is an amazing glass artist…. Read More

Black, White and Between

Hello my name is Paula and I’m addicted to dots…….         My handmade lampwork beads are available at IslandTop Glass Art Esty Shop

How many dots in this picture?

Trying something different.

I love making my dogs, but after taking FYV workshop with Sylvie Lansdowne I’ve challegned myself to try other beads.

Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker #4

Assignment 4  was to take a picture and create a bead. This set of beads are available at Islandtop Glass Art.

Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker

Assignment 1 for Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker a workshop by our mentor Sylvie Lansdowne. My first challenge was to take the assigned black and white picture and color palette of three colors create a bead with no do… Read More