Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One week to Folk Fest!

As you might well imagine, Hearts of Glass studios is working at a fever pitch to prepare our most recent batch of glass goodies for the Show of the Year: Winnipeg Folk Festival!

Handmade Village at Folk Fest is simply an amazing experience. I loved it as a browser and buyer and I ADORE it as a vendor! The venue is electric with energy and excitement, the people are amazing and really care about local, handmade treasures, and Hospitality volunteers come by with fresh fruit and coffee. Of course, I still like to take a few moments to look around at all the handmade loveliness, and I inevitably pick several treasures to take home with me too!
Hearts of Glass will be in a corner booth this year (yay!) in the tent furthest from Mainstage and closest to Burr Oak. We're in the inner corridor of Handmade Village facing north-east. Here's a close-up of the Folk Fest map showing Handmae Village, with our little logo showing where you can come to see us!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New bracelets and fish for Edmonton!

I'm leaving soon for a quick trip to visit family in Edmonton. It's momentous times - my sister-in-law is turning 50, it's father's day, my niece is getting possession of her first house... So we didn't want to show up empty handed!
This bracelet it probably for my sister-in law, who likes neutrals and greens. Unless of course we give her this one instead:And my father-in-law's partner has been hinting about wanting a Laza Tiger-style bracelet for ages now, so we made her this:And finally another fish just because our fish are appreciated out West! :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Attempted Orchids

I try to make orchids in glass.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I have some new florals and tiger sets but I haven't had time to photograph them, so I'd like to share a dragonfly pendant I made earlier this Spring. It's life-sized and hangs from a clear loop behind the head. It looks like a dragonfly has landed on your neck! I make these in borosilicate as they'd be too delicate to wear in soft glass. I'm sold out for now but I plan to make a series for the Folk Festival, as dragonflies are plentiful and beloved there!