One of the best indie chat sites has to be the wonderful http://indiepublic.com/ Here is how it describes itself. "Indiepublic is an independent art and design community. If you're an artist, designer, retailer, blogger, or just someone who gets giddy when they buy indie, we've saved a seat for you! "
Lots of members of the Creative Glass Guild use Indiepublic as a chat forum, blog, photo store and networking tool. It's also a useful tool to advertise your Etsy store and any promotions you may have. Indiepublic can also help indie artists, designers and makers promote their items with Indiecontests - a great way to publicise your latest offers or competitions. Here the CGGE have the latest offer of a fabulous glass brooch waiting to be won by a lucky newsletter subscriber http://indiecontests.com/category/contest
So check out Indiepublic, Indiecontest and the CGGE. Make new friends and bag yourself a bargain whilst your at it!
Some people who can be found on Indiepublic: