Monday, September 28, 2009

The start of a new season

This is my absolute favorite time of year with the crisp fall air, colorful leaf displays, the pumpkins ready to be picked off the vine, shopping for new winter clothes and getting the Halloween costumes planned out with the kids. What do you enjoy about autumn?
Here are some of my picks from the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy that really fit into this time of year when summer, though officially over, still tries to linger, and fall is quickly taking over. Enjoy!

Helixelemental's pumpkin and green floral dangles. These earrings are like my garden at the moment with the colors of summer and fall rolled into one. Perfect for this time of year!

Inferno Glass Bead's "reigning purple" handmade lamp work beads. Purple is a hot color this year! These beads would be perfect with the new top I just bought.

JS Glass Art's Halloween Candle Holder/Candy Dish. Just right for a pretty candle or to fill with some yummy Halloween candy!

Kerichrystian's "I love orange". Wonderful color and style to this bracelet of seed beads and shells.

Home Fried Bead's "Booooo". Halloween Mummy Focal Bead. This is just the cutest bead. I may just scoop it up myself!

Lawatha's "Leafy Tree". Fused glass pendant. The magestic tree in autumn splendor. Just beautiful.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ocean Breezes

Hi. My name's Natasha, and I'm a glass addict.

I wasn't always addicted to glass. Shoes, books, and hockey, sure, but the glass obsession didn't start until my second fused glass workshop. That was the day we were promoted to dichroic glass. The second I laid eyes on the cool, shimmering blues, I knew I was hooked for life.

See, even though I'm a loyal Pittsburgher to the core, I would move to the beach in a heartbeat. I'd love nothing more than to laze around in a hammock with the cool ocean breezes ruffling the pages of my book and the crashing surf lulling me to sleep. For me, all of this is distilled into the beauty of blue glass.

Here are a few beauties from the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy that I crave:

Ocean Floor

by Glassprimitif

Blue Berry With Purple Iridized Trinket Bowl
by Chris1

Ocean Currents Pendant - Handmade Lampwork- Boro
by BurningScentsations

Caribbean Crush Dichroic Earrings
by HanaSakuraDesigns

Fused glass ring in rich jewel tones
by KristasKiln

Blue Transistor - Lampwork Focal Bead
by TeaguesBeads

Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant BLUE ARCTIC
by Gisellery

Turquoise Dichroic Pendant
by jkadesigns

by Natasha Vazquez Lee
Ohana Glass Designs

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Autumn Is My Favourite Season

I have always loved Autumn/Fall. My Brother would tell you it is because my Birthday falls in October but don’t believe a word of it. It is because the world becomes a rich pallet of my favourite colours; rich russets and burnt oranges. I enjoy the crisp air and the dramatic light over the landscape on my early morning walks. As a child I delighted in shuffling through the rustling fallen leaves. Not to mention the harvest festival and Halloween parties that add a little fun and celebration too as the longer winter nights draw in.

Here are a few of my favourite autumn pieces from CGGE members

Searching for the perfect autumn tree

Autumn Leaves

Moody Autumn

Multicoloured Leaves Pendant

Sunsets Glory

Halloween Skeleton with Orange Bat Glass Pendant

Maple Leaf Magnet

Fall Leaves Necklace and earrings

By Mauri Ann Keenan