Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some lampworking glass rods available in Hilo again

After talking with a few people in the community, it looks like I'm going to be a glass rod supplier for our local lampworkers. If you need the occasional rod of COE 104 clear, or some colors, email me. I have a bunch of transparents, some opaques including reds, starting from $1.-/rod, tax included, but you'll have to email me in advance to carry glass around. I have some COE 96 rods as well, and some frit, but for the time being that's it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What Maren did on her vacation - part I

Never mind that it was too short. I would have loved to meet with Michele Smith (mikala on LE) again, but that didn't come out to be, I misbooked, getting back to Hilo a day earlier than I had planned but there is always more work to do here

anyway. However, there are a few more things available at Trudy's Island Art in the Kona International Market now, and Kona Beads and Jewelry have Royal Poinciana spacers again too.
What ever jewelry I made will follow in another post.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Everybody needs a calendar - AGLF fundraising

You may be aware of that part of the lampwork and other artist community has been under attack from a wacko. This is going to court. To pay for attorneys, some money is needed and those attacked and those concerned have been raising fund for a while.

I know this is a bit on the late side for a calendar, but lampwork artist Elizabeth Wait (aka betsymn) of Greyhavenart has put together a gorgeous calendar of lampwork beads that is sold to raise finds for the AGLF (Artisan and Glassworkers' Legal Fund). I have mine. You can either get it from her Etsy shop or from Debbie Pierce on her web page that also has links to the other AGLF fundraising items. I believe that ordering direct cuts down on overheads and gives more money to the legal fund.

I will add at least one fo the images to this post, but from a computer where I can paste in the URL.