Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Glass Studio's New Location

I can't even remember the last time I wrote in this blog...yikes! There's no excuse. Now that I have my new location open I plan on writing here on a very regular basis. I'm adding classes to my schedule and need to get this info out!

So where do I start? As some of you may know, I needed to move to a new location. The rent increase was a bit too much to bear so I had to move. I am so fortunate to have found a fantastic space further down York Blvd. keeping me in Highland Park. Yay!! And the space is so much better! I have room to grow which is awesome. I also have a big back parking lot where we're establishing glass blowing. Yes, glass blowing. It was too darn hot to do it indoors at my last location, so to have a back outdoor area we can devote to glass blowing is incredible. Schedule a class...come on, you know you want to blow glass!

And about the new classes. There's more jewelry making in the house. Simple soldering and fabrication...more wire work...macramé...rings and things...findings and other goodies. Classes will be added all of the time. Are there enough hours in the day? I think not! But we will fill them with fun crafts and art and good good times!

Do you all know about my newspaper? That's another thing that has been added to my life since I've last written here. NELAart News. It's about art and culture in Northeast Los Angeles. We're a year and a half into it and I love it! I get to talk about art and go to openings and list classes from all over the area, as well as do things to help improve the quality of peoples lives. Such a good thing!

What else...I taped a segment for the other day. Wire flowers for a pendant and earrings. Such a good time! Once it's live online I'll post a link. This could be a regular thing too...I'll keep you posted on that too. So much fun!

I've re-opened my easy shop and will be loading it with cute beads and some jewelry, maybe some glass items too. My easy store is beadbrains. Go take a look. And let me know if there's anything special you need in glass or is always good and expect to see regular posts. No really...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays...

Hey Kids! Christmas is just days away. I guess you could say that at any time of the year but it really is just 4 days away. Have you done all of your shopping? I know I haven't...but then again, I have a store full of goodies for all of my friends. Can you say handmade for the holidays?

And the new year...ahh the new year. It's coming quickly too. Doing a bunch of plotting and planning of classes and art shows and podcasts...I could go on. I have listed new classes over at my web site so please go on over and see if there's something you fancy. There's bead making and mosaics and fusing and PMC...some macramé and jewelry stuff. And in February there's going to be a bead making/fusing/PMC workshop that will have you produce a fabulous bracelet or necklace. Fused dichro will be set in PMC and then there are the beads that you'll make and the whole piece will be spectacular! We're expecting 2 or 3 days for this one. And a super good time.

So I promise to update this blog more often. I spend more time over at and that's not fair to this blog. But I swear I'll be better...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting Ready for the Holidays!

'Tis the Season!! Egad!! Thanksgiving is days away...Black Friday is this Friday...Small Business Saturday follows and right after that is Cyber Monday. All these days and names of days mean one thing. The holiday shopping season is upon us. Are you ready? Ready for what? Buying? Selling? Making stuff for gifts? I can help you...I've got jewelry and other gift items. I've got beads and other goodies to help you make stuff. I've got some cool upcoming classes that can be given as gifts or taken to make something fun...and there are even gift certificates available. They're good for items in the store or classes. If you can't make it into my store you can always check out my etsy store which gets new items listed daily. I've been adding a bunch of dichroic glass pendants!
Along with all of that there's a super cool opening scheduled for December 11th from 6-10pm. I'm having  group show for the monthly NELA Art Walk and would love for all of you to come. The WAO Truck is confirmed so we'll have Thomas and his fabulous Vietnamese food and Leigh and I will be demoing Vitrigraph and I'll be making blown ornaments that will be available to purchase. Sounds like a fantastic time!! Please stop by!!

And please check out my web site, for my schedule of classes through January. More will be listed soon. And we'll have our first vitrigraph class in February. The next glass bead making class is Hearts and Flowers and it's starting to fill up...yay!!! So if you need anything or have any question or would like to sign up for a class call @ 323.257.0764 or email @ Thanks!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Howdy Everyone!

Hello Readers!
Here's a little update from The Glass Studio. We had our second art crawl experience last Saturday and I want to thanks everyone that showed up! There was the cutest glass pendant Make and Take project that was conducted by Leigh Adams. She rocks!! This was the closing event for the show that she's in. It also had included Chad Sperandeo and his most wonderful mosaic art. Thanks to both of them for sharing!

My next show will go up in a couple of weeks. I'm working with photographer and assemblage artist, Thomas Grey Parker. This is the first in a long series I like to call Translations. This is where I work with photographers and fine artists and graphic artists to translate their work into glass. Should be interesting. The next Highland Park/Eagle Rock art crawl is November 13th from 6-10pm. And I'm hoping to have the TAM truck again for fabulous Vietnamese food. So yummy!

I've got a list of classes on my web site There's some good stuff ahead. And if you have any questions you can call the store @ 323.257.0764 or send me an email @

Torch rental time is also available at a rate of $15/hr or if you buy a 10 hour block it brings the price to $12/hr. So if you want to make beads...experience on the torch is required. If you have none then you need to take a beginning class...hope to see you soon!!

Come visit on the store. Come on, you know you do!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's official!

Had my grand opening shin dig...and it was a smashing success!! Such a good time and so many people. Thanks to everyone that shower up. Hope you'll come back for more parties and super good times. Special thanks to Shirlee and Leigh and Chad. Great art from great people. It will all be up for at least a month if not longer. We will be having a closing party next art walk which is the second Saturday of the October. October 9th to be exact. Soon after I'll be putting up the next show which will be a collaborative project. Part of the "Translations" series. More on that soon...

There were make and take sun catchers and the food truck, TAM Truck, which served the most wonderful Vietnamese food. I'm planning next month's event which will have another food truck, could be TAM, could be Ahn Joo...and of course another make and take project. I hope to see you then. October 9th.

Check out my web site for a list of upcoming classes and other events!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Studio

I'm so close sometimes I find it hard to believe. It's all very exciting. I put down a fancy floor and I'm starting to sort my merchandise. Store furniture is finding its place. Art shows up in just over a week. The opening is September 11. It's the second Saturday of the month and in my neck of the woods that's art crawl night. It's Highland Park and Eagle Rocks party night every month and I'm so happy to be joining in. I hope you can come by.

I'll have Leigh Adams and Chad Sterandeo and Shirlee Yantz showing their most recent work, as well as a few pieces from me. The party starts at 6:00pm but we'll be there earlier making sun catchers and other small goodies you can take home with you. Good times ahead, that's all I can say...good times ahead!