April 2016

Captivating Czech Glass - A Short History

 

 

Czech glass is so much fun to use in handmade jewelry designs due to the extremely large choice of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes.  I have to admit . . . I have become addicted to the beauties.  I enjoy using Czech glass mainly for earrings, but many people use the glass beads for necklaces, bracelets and many other projects.  Czech glass has a long, rich history which I find extremely fascinating.  I thought I would share a short history of Czech glass and some handmade jewelry designs from artists using Czech glass as a main design component.

Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade and Vintage Gifts, Week 8

 

 

And we are inching ever more closely to the end of the Mother's Day Countdown 2016!  Inching???  Who am I kidding?  It is blowing by at rocket speed!  Since Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, NOW is the time to start your shopping and gift purchasing!  Browse the Countdown collection, hosted by Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions on their BluPrint blog, and visit the shops of the artists who participated who have shops filled with amazing beauties.  Many creations you will see are one of a kind and definitely handmade from the heart.  Buy HANDMADE this year!  There is something in the beautiful Mother's Day Countdown collection for even the pickiest of Moms!   

Saturday Shopping Spree - Handmade and Vintage

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Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade Gifts, Week 7

 

WOW!  Can you believe that week 7 of the Mother's Day Countdown 2016 has come and gone?  Even though it blew by, many handmade beauties were left in its wake.  Mother’s Day will be here before you know it - now is the time to start your shopping and gift purchasing!  Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to start thinking about gift(s) for your Mom.  Browse the collection shares for this week and visit the shops.  Many creations are one of a kind and handmade from the heart.  Buy HANDMADE this year!  There is something in the beautiful collection for even the pickiest of Moms!   Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions / polymerclaybeads are hosting the Mother’s Day Countdown on their BluPrint blog, a tradition in its 4th year.  

Mother's Day Countdown - Handmade Gifts, Week 6

 

The sixth week of "Mother's Day Countdown 2016" has come and gone, leaving in its wake many handmade goodies.  Julie and Blu of BlueMorningExpressions / polymerclaybeads are hosting the Countdown on their BluPrint blog, a tradition in its 4th year.  Since Mother's Day will be here before you know it, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your Mom's gift(s).  Browse the handmade shares for this week - many are, by the way, one of a kind creations - visit the shops of the artists featured and buy Mom a beauty that was handmade from the heart. There is something in this beautiful collection for even the pickiest of Moms!