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Monday, June 30, 2008

Glass + Jewelry = WAMP

As I told you last week I was getting ready for a big craft fair. The show turned out great. It is always good to see, meet my buyers. Many of them knew me from on--line.

This was a thematic fair and is was all about shopping and decision making concerning shopping. That was a fantastic live-talk. If you are interested on it check this short lecture in English from Barry Schwartz. I simply love what he says. He is right!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Glass,Glass and Glass

This week-end my little daughter needed some extra time and extra attention. She wanted to craft (Guess why?) and have mommy sit right next to her. She agreed that I can work on my glass cabs and turtn them into jewelry. She was wet felting a ball, that she first thought it would bee good to use the nice etsy bought soap. I convinced her, that those are much better for bathing, but she decided that they were gread decoration for our craft table!
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Glass Crucifix

When I first started to work with glasses I was not a glass cutting expert with a lousy glass cutter. I do not think i have to explain more of this, but I tell you I never discarded the little bits and pieces. I started saving them up in a little box.

One day I started to think about how I could use these little triangles. I ended up making a baby blue crucifix. It was left in my studio for a while. First I did not find the perfect bail and then the ribbon was not the right color. One day I finished it. I thought it would be a nice baptism present for a baby boy.

Couple of days later I went to a craft fair, where I met an old friend of mine, who I have not seen for years. She came to me and said: We are going to a Christening today, don't you have any presents for that?I did, there was the baby blue cross. I was shocked. It really made my day.

Now I started to cut tiny triangles again and make these crucifix on purpose!


Friday, June 20, 2008

I Got Them!

An they are cool!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Orange Mary Jane

This a pair of Crocs. You either love it or hate it, no other feelings. I personally think they are cool, somehow funky. I was looking for comfortable stuff anyway and shooes are important go be comfy and good quality. For people going to fairs and shows - on either side of the booth - comfortable shoes are a must!
So this week i did decide to buy one pair of them. They are exactly like on the picture. You might ask, is that really so great. Well, to tell you the truth, I don't know. As I ordered them on ebay, just a couple of days ago, but I hardly can wait to have it and wear it!

I love these kind of stuff.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Busy bee

Yes, this is me a busy bee. I bet you ask what she is doing now days! Well, a professional web site for my glass design. It is hard work. i want it to be really great and as I love to keep my hands on the most important stuff I decided to do my own design. So these days I almost sleep with my computer. I write the text part daytime and spend some time at night on the graphic part. I love it and I truly ope, that you will too.

In the meanwhile I did not stop fusing. That s the main point, isn't it. So this stripy set is one of my newest. I simply love them. Actually I was buying a book, that hat a very nice plate in it with a great amount of black and bold, but transparent reds and purples. That plat was simply great, that it inspired me to make this brand new set.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Feels good

Is is always feels good to be featured. Look here!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Thursday

Yesterday I did have a happy day!
You might know we live in an artsy little town, called Sznetendre. It is really close to Budapest and many artists and architect live here. I love to walk around the tiny streets of the downtown. Look at art shops and numerous art galleries.
One of them is the Péter-Pál Gallery, run by a local textile designer Anna Pauli. This gallery has modern, contemporary stuff. They are all high quality art! Couple of weeks ago i peeked in there ans started to talk to the lady in the gallery. As I had my glass jeweleries on she asked about it and advised me to talk to the shop owner, who is a lecturer at the University of Art and Design. I was proud of this and called her. We had a meeting last night. She loved my jewelry. She said: I love the way you use and handle colors and shapes. She will sell my art in her Gallery.

If you ever come to Szentendre, Hungary, do not forget to check out the Péter-Pál Gallery in the Péter-Pál street!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We are on Frontpage of Etsy!