Come enjoy the art, have a snack, and watch some demonstrations!
Glass show Nov 3, 2012 in Bloomfield hills, MIOctober 19, 2012
10 years!!December 19, 2010
This year had a lot of “10’s” in it for me. Married 10 years. My son will turn 10 next month, and it is 2010. Who would have thought that year would ever be here. It all seems like a blink of an eye.
Glassact, the Southeast, Michigan glass bead makers guild just celebrated 10 years of being together (2000-2010). This is Southeast Michigan’s local chapter of the ISGB (International society of glass bead makers). Having been a member the last half of it, I have to say I am pretty thankful for these people.
Glassact has served as a very strong support system for me. Having the meetings with the other Artist’s is inspirational. Getting feedback on my work, learning cool tips, and techniques. Without the volunteers that run our organization, we would not survive.
To show my gratitude, I was able to use the enamel decal process to make beads with the Guilds original Logo and text. At our 10 year celebration party (at the Whitney) in Detroit I gifted these 25 beads to some of the Guild members. I wanted to make enough for everyone, but time caught up to me.
The Party was awesome. I won a $25.00 gift certificate to Frantz art glass. We all received a 1/4 lb of glass rods, magazines from the Flow,Glassline,Proffitable glass quarterly, a super cool tool from the class mates in Kristina Logan’s class. The awesome, perfect point to drag and pull glass with.
All of the board members got a bead from Cindi Brunell. Cindi took Kristina’s class, and gave several of the beads she made, while perfecting the techniques, to guild members. (Mine is pink and purple flower-esque design. Okay, I’ll get some pictures up one of these days.)
We had two CGBeadrollers donated as gifts in a raffle. These tools open the door of possibility with glass. I am really excited to see what we do with them at flame off events.
Every member got decals with instructions from me. And, of course I included a Glassact logo in each one.
10 years. Imagine what we can do in 10 more? I look forward to it.
Look what I got! Thank you, Ms. Booger! LOOK WHAT I MADE!March 29, 2009
I organized my first event for the guild (GLASSACT).
Sheryll Hubbard-Anspach and Jim Anspach (that link there is a nice interview); They came out for a demonstration before the bead bonanza (big bead show in Metro Detroit area every Spring, and every Fall) .
One of the GLASSACT goals is to learn, and support other Artist’s that teach; and make education less expensive for our members. Keep the flow flowin’! So, we invited Ms. Booger out for a demo!
Sheryll (Ms. Booger) did a great demonstration on her Mask beads. She made a bug too! And then! To top it off we got Jim (Mr. Booger) to make us a flame bead, and a beautiful rose. (that was a bonus!) So much patience to make those flames!
Just as I went to leave Sheryll gave me this crescent moon face bead. I really love it. The blue is gorgeous, and those fluffy cheaks are so pinchable!
As soon as I got home, I was so inspired to get to my torch. I had to make a Comedy mask. The skills Sheryll shared were kind of a new perspective, and I really wanted to try it out.
Cobalt and silver. A favorite combination of many glass flame workers. The fuming is beautiful.
I was happy with my first approach. I can see where I want to add more detail as I go. These techniques are so imediate, and require very little tooling. I was really amazed that she could wait for the glass to land right where it needs to be. Slowly sculpting the form by adding the glass one step at a time.
Right now I am working a lot of hours for the science schools and hospitals that need shop drawings of the future labs, and classrooms. BAM! Is that off subject? Not really. It turns out many of these mad scientists are making glass on a regular basis. Some of them are even running the departments! lol!
It is a small world after all.
“Using what I got” decal bead~BEAD BONANZAMarch 19, 2009
Bead Bonanza-It’s that time of year!!
Every year in March!! (and February)
Beads! Glorious beads! Big ones! Small ones! Metal ones! Clay ones! AND GLASS!!!!
MARBLES hang out around there too! Bulk chains, and leather. Cool tools!!
Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion 26000 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076
March 22,Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Southfield Civic Center
Look for my work and me at the Glass Act booth.
This here picture is called,”Using what I got”. 😉 That is what Denise Billups Walker (of Fire dance Lampwork) said to me; She said, “Your using what ‘cha got…that’s good.” I am so fond of her Island girls…
This is a photograph of one of my super secret decal beads!! No light editing because I am SO tired. Ideas are spinning, and things are getting done. I even pulled out some old sketch book study to share!
…………………………………………………………..BTW; Etsy has some great deals!
Southfield Civic Center
Birmingham, Michigan Glass show and demonstrationsOctober 26, 2008
NOVEMBER 1ST, 2008; from 10 am to 5 pm.
One time a year in Birmingham, Michigan! Winter Wonders! Glassact (Southeast, Michigan Glass bead makers guild) has been putting on this show for many years!!
Many glass Artists will be there showing unique works! This is my 3rd year in this show, and I am really looking forward to being there. I am ready to start Christmas shopping. One of a kind little works of art make great gifts. (And remember! This is a great time to support the Michigan economy by buying local!)
Demonstrations will be going on all day long. Mark Vandenberg always makes a great figure. or creature. Last year he made a giraffe! Demonstrations go on all day long! I will be at the torch between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. If you come by, come say Hi! If you come while I am at the torch you can request a demonstration!! (poke!)
Last year we had the earth charter singing songs in the church next to the show. Very great experience. Hope they come and visit us again this year.
I will have many BEADS and jewels for sale. Not just my work either! I carry a taste of Angilinabeadalina’s work, a few of Vonna’s beads, and Vicky (my sister-in-law), and Julia (my cuz!) make beautiful jewelry. (with Fine sterling, gold, and some of my beads!)
It is going to be a great show! (Always is!)