Thats Right! Anyone that post comments to my blog for the next 2 weeks will be entered to win a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in my Etsy shop. So Today it Starts Nov. 17 to December 1. I will draw the name of the lucky winner.

How fun and easy is that? Just think you get a chance to pick your own prize just for commenting in my blog.

Please comment on current Posts so I can keep track. Good luck and thanks for all your support this year, and good Luck.

This coming weekend Nov 8th and 9th you can find me at the Edwardsville High School Craft fair Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday 11am to 4pm. I will be having a Free Gift Drawing so come sign up and See how lucky you really are.

I will have some great deals so come shop with me and get ahead of the Christmas rush!

Main Street Art Gallery (Next door to Bead It)

237/239 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618/655/9999

Main Street Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new art exhibit:
GROUP SHOW in conjunction with ARTEAST
October 3 - November 1, 2008
Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday and Monday closed (Sunday, October 19, open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
ARTEAST)

Please join us for an artist's reception on Friday, October 3, 2008
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to meet the artists. Wine Tasting by Mary
Michelle Winery.

Participating Artists:
Participating Artists:
Jessica Erickson - Metal
Scott Evers - Photography
Melvin Harris - Wood
Larry Hesterberg - Lampwork Beads
Kathryn Stullken Hopkins - Paper Assemblage
Judith McLaughlin - Jewelry- metal & beads
Meg Solon - Photography
Michelle Strader - Fused Glass
Kate Tegtmeier - Jewelry - Chain Maille
C. Alana Tibbets - Fiber Mixed Media
Tanya Varble - Fiber Mixed Media

ARTEAST Demonstrations
Sat., Oct. 18 – Sun., Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Larry Hesterberg - Lampwork Beads
Kate Tegtmeier - Chain Maille

I just got my 4 color business cards in the mail from overnight prints. I have never had “real business cards” printed for my business. For years I ran my little printer in to the ground printing my business cards and then cutting them. Oh the time I wasted! You can’t image how excited I am to have these. I struggled with the design. Ya I know the design is not that big a deal- big whoop right? There ia no great designing here, I just let me face and art speak for it’s self. I did several designs with and without my photo. My family told me I should have my photo on it. I am camera shy and not a fan of my own image. But the consensus was “who wouldn’t buy from that face” LOL My most logical son said “mom I like knowing who I am buying from” “it’s good to see a face with the art”. So I am stuck with these until I can get rid of 1000 cards.

Let me know what you think.

I am giddy with the thought of handing out business cards!

Thanks Overnight Prints!

Aqua Drops - Dangle Beaded Earrings

A special offer in my Etsy shop. When you purchase 2 or more glass items in my Etsy shop you get a free pair of Dangle Drop Earrings. They are glass beads on a long stiff stem with sterling ear wires. These can also be purchased if you are not inclined to buy 2 items this round. This offer will last as long as I have beads to make these little cute earrings.

Thanks for looking and happy shopping at shoozles

It’s true good things do come in small packages. With one purchase you can get a sample of 8 artists work.

The Etsy Glass Artists (EGA) have put together a selection of sample sets for our summer promotion, a celebration of all things glass. Each collection will include 8 pieces. By one of 12 artists. The collections are composed of jewelry, gifts and designing components. Priced well below their value, it is a wonderful way to try out a variety of glass pieces. Shipping is included in the price of the EGA Collection and each participating artist has a different collection so be sure to check them all out.

The members participating are as follows:

To see all of the collections available search for “egacollection” or “egacollections”

EGA would like to thank Susan Sheehan for all her hard work putting the glass collections together and organizing this project.

Kumquat Tingle - Wire Wrapped Fused Glass Pendant Large

Inspiration is a funny thing. It can come from almost anywhere, the littlest things can spark inspiration. The way a crumpled piece a paper lays, the way a shadow cast across a yard, even in my case when a batch of glass falls to the floor and makes a large crash and a huge mess even music can inspire us-so why not a scent a glorious smell. Can a scent inspire us to create? maybe if it is a great one hey? Anyone that knows me knows I love orange and struggle not to use it in my work but oh man after I got a whiff of this soap by daisycakessoap all bets were off it rekindled my love for the color orange LOL No kidding!

I shopped late for my own mothers day gift again this year and I popped over to JM’s shop knowing full well I would buy something fresh and fruity. Kumquat was perfect because it was orange. I had no idea what it smelled like- I totally trust JM and I knew it would be good but never knew it would smell this yummy. I keep telling her I swear I didn’t eat it but it smells good enough to lick.

Now everyday I can smell that soap at my studio sink and it really sunk into me because now I can’t quit making orange pendants- Like I ever could ha ha!

This pendant is in honor of JMs soap and my love for Kumquat Soap- Thanks for making my studio smell great!