Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hands Off It's Mine

Ok, I don't want to brag, but I picked up one of these last week (actually, it was mailed to me and packaged very nicely). It's been a long time since I bought something for myself (ok, so it's been a month!) but I decided that my spiral notebook that I used as my ideas and sketch book made me feel like a 7th grader - and not in a good way.

Now, I can't wait for all my new ideas for Spring and summer to fill these pages.

Drop by MyHandboundBooks to view more beautiful designs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Command Central

I had a friend visiting my studio the other day. I always wonder how people view my studio, my favourite place to spend time alone.

Funny thing, what she noticed was how many paper covered tube and boxes I had! I hadn't really picked up on it , but I guess I do make a lot of things into containers covered in pretty papers cause I just can't seem to throw them away.

What I noticed when I surveryed my desk, was how many Etsy related treasures I was collecting there too.

1. One of my favourite things to look at everyday, a bud vase from stepanka

2. I write notes and thank-yous to friends and family on notecards, right now, I love these from ouou

3. I wrapped on of the used calendar pages from artistscs28 to pretty up a container I use for supplies.

4. Although, usually wrapped around a coffee (a studio staple) when not keeping my java cozy, this coffe sleeve from handmaidenBC looks great adround my pen holder.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Visit Me At Paper n Stitch

My Shop on Paper n Stitch is open today. Paper N Stitch provides an online exhibition space for talented artists, designers, makers selling handmade goods, and independent boutiques.

The items on Paper n Stitch are linked back to my Etsy Shop. Stop by and heart me if you can (show me the love please). Also, receive 20% off when you mention Paper n Stitch in the notes to sell upon checkout.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Elizabeth! You are the winner of my very first blog giveaway.

Elizabeth commented:
"I came across your Etsy shop and favorited it. I love to look at glass-work and you have some lovely stuff in there. :) I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but, if pushed, I think I'd choose the Whispers Fused Glass Pendant. But it's all gorgeous!"

I will be in touch to get your shipping info Elizabeth.

A big thank you to everyone who entered. I was touched that so many people took the time to look at my work.

It was so much fun, that I will be holding a monthly giveaway. Follow my blog, or, check back often for the next contest.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Post Earrings Are Back!

I have had many an email asking why I haven't had post-style earrings in my shop for a while. So here's my chance to clear it all up, the whole story is...well I dunno.

I guess I have just been caught up on other projects. But, without further ado, they're back, they're cute and they're affordable. Stop by my Etsy shop and have a look at all the new stuff that's being listed.

MY GIVEAWAY WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN after the contest closes at 11:59 PM and will be announced tomorrow, check back or follow my blog (upper left) for updates.

Monday, February 16, 2009

My First Blog Giveaway!

This is the first giveaway I have attempted on my blog - so bear with me.

I love this piece and it has become one of my most popular styles, both in my Etsy shop and in the retail locations that I supply. It is fun and funky and works perfect with summer lights and winter darks.

This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone, but please a few guidelines:

1) To enter, just leave a post in the comment section below with a way to get in touch with you (email, your blog info etc) and a comment on anything you found in my ETSY Shop.

2) Only one entry per person please.

3) One entry will be drawn on Satuday Feb. 21st.

PSST: Follow my blog (top left corner of the page) for notifications of upcoming giveaways.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

mmmm Valentines Day

My wonderful husband is blessed with a unique talent for baking and cooking (which is good cause I'm not).

The cheescake he made me yesterday was wonderful - here's the recipe which he found at

He also made a raspberry sauce which I didn't get a pic of - heaven.

I Love Candy

Here are the new style purse hangers that I have been working on for Spring! I love how fun it is to work in colour!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Front Page News

I was surprised to find out that my new belts were featured on the front page of etsy yeaterday.

Above is a pic of the beautiful treasury by RunAliceRun.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Spring Stuff!

Ok, I said on Monday that I was posting new earrings and rings, but I'm a little late. I have a good excuse, I promise. I have been working into the wee hours on my new spring line for my retail locations and am just strating to list some new stuff on my ETSY site.

PSSST SECRET BLOG SPECIAL: This month I have free shipping on all jewelery items in my shop, but if you mention the word, BLOG when you buy something in my Etsy shop, you get an additional 20% off ANYTHING - all the time!.

Monday, February 9, 2009

New To Penny Glass Girl

I've been busy working on new items for Spring. The first of my new arrivals - belts!

Here is the first few, hot outta my kiln - more design are coming!!

Tomorrow - a peek at my new rings and purse hangers!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Penny Glass Girl Update

Why haven't I been updating my blog lately? Because I have been busy working in my studio - lame excuse I know.

Here's a pic of my work table, taken for a recent "show your workspace feature" which will appear on another blog soon (I'll keep you posted).

The table is pretty functional and is where I spend most of my time. I also have a space for metalsmithing, a place for display and a desk for my daily activities - I'll post them later.