Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fire And Ice

There's chill in the air outside but its warm and cosy by the fire. So wrap up and enjoy the extreme's of the CGGE.

Funky Fused Glass Picture Frame by artglassfusion

Awesome Ice by Chris1

Red Hot Chili Pepper Handmade Lampwork Bead Pendant by calumeydesigns

Let It Snow Fused Dichroic Glass and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace by ccvalenzo

Fire Storm Lampwork Focal by BeadCassaroCreations

Aqua Blue Snowflake Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant by artglassjewelry

Flaming Desire Leaf Pendant Necklace - Handmade Lampwork Glass by BurningScentsations

Iridescent Snowflake Ornament set by Artdefleur

Little Bit Of FIRE Lampwork Bracelet by Ajjewelry

Icy Blue Star by a1debsglass

Red Disc Pendant by AardvArt

Post by DichroicDazzle

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Thanksgiving is yummy, Christmas cozy, but the holiday I really love is Halloween. Who doesn't need an excuse to dress crazily and escape from the real world for a little while? Not to mention the candy!

Our CGGE team has been busy crafting some beautiful, whimsical, and downright creepy creations to put the fun into your Halloween this year.


Orange Pumpkin in Stained Glass by GlassPizazz

Halloween Swirls by Inglassworks

Halloween Ghost Magnet by Chris1


Skinny Pumpkin Man by craftyhag

Snaggle Nosed Witch Pendant by catldy99

Halloween Night by Artdefleur

Halloween Hoot Owl by FirstLightGlass

Stomachache by OhanaGlassDesigns


Purple and Black Halloween Bat Pendant by jsglassart

Marvin the Marvelous Mummy Bead by islandgirl

Itsy Bitsy Spider by AardvArt

Fused Glass Spider by adamsonglass

Googles the Skull by DorsetHillBead

There's still time to get these fun items by Halloween! (See individual sellers' shop policies for details.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just Caught My Eye!

I spent some time browsing through fellow CGGE member's shops on Etsy. It really is amazing to see the many different ways that an artist can make their vision a reality using glass as a medium. These are some of my favorites, but check out their shops by clicking on the links to see what catches your eye!

This wonderful green apple pendant comes from the shop of Makena Lei Creations

A dragonfly fell in love with me one day last week. It followed me everywhere almost to the point of through the front door into the house. A beautiful pendant from Mango Tango Design
reminds me of my new friend.

This green grass bracelet can be found in the shop of marciamenendez. It is a beautiful green color, which I am missing with each fallen leaf that gets added to the piles now that Fall is here in New Jersey. I love the colors of the leaves in the Fall, but nothing beats the color of Spring and Summer in my opinion!

mouchette has something in her shop that would look wonderful in just any room of my house. Yes, it has a few leaves on it, but they look just like the ones from my favorite tree in my yard. This piece has it all: texture, depth, shape, color and pure beauty.

This piece, entitled "Hands Together" in found in the Etsy shop of Nanette Bevan and it has a special bale on the back so it can be worn as either a pendant or a brooch. I love the color combination and am partial to gold but what I really love is the message that I get from this piece; that standing together is important in so many different family, professional and community endeavors. It is ok to help and to be helped.

My final selection comes from the shop nivenglassoriginals. It is a
fun piece that brings a smile to my face. I would put it in my bathroom (It is a pin, but I could figure a way!), so that I remembered to take the time to at least find some chapstick and mascara before I left the house. Yes, some days are just that crazy around here. It will remind me that you usually feel better when you put your best face forward.

Enjoy checking out the shops these wonderful CGGE artists have on Etsy. You will be glad you did.