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A Kiln of My Own

A Kiln of My Own


Posted on Aug 29, 2005

I finally made the leap and purchased a kiln.  Well, actually my friend, Diana, and I purchased it together.  It’s going to live at her house since my husband is afraid of fire or anything that might lead to a fire.  Now we can begin to make fused glass on our own sans class.  It’s scary and exciting all at once.  My other big news is that my cousin is coming to stay with us for about 10...

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Tiny Showcase

Tiny Showcase


Posted on Aug 23, 2005

I’ve just discovered Tiny Showcase.  A group of people release a small piece of art work each week.  Each piece of art has a limited run print production.  The art sells for about $12.00 to $15.00 dollars.  This is a great way to make art affordable.  It seems that they put out a new piece each Tuesday.  I can’t wait to buy myself one.  Most of the previous prints are sold out, so I think...

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Oxfam

Oxfam


Posted on Aug 18, 2005

Last night my husband and I had the opportunity to do some volunteer work and get to see the Coldplay concert in Vancouver.  Coldplay invites Oxfam to set up booths at their concerts and ask people to sign petitions trying to Make Trade Fair.  If you have ever wondered what Chris Martin has on his hand or carved into his piano, this is it.  I must admit I am sorely lacking in my knowledge of some of these...

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Silver Weaver

Silver Weaver


Posted on Aug 16, 2005

I’ve always dabbled a bit in chainmail.  It’s all a part of wire manipulation that I really enjoy.  I need to post some of the chainmail that I have made, but I’m having trouble getting good pictures of it.  One site that I visit a lot is Silver Weaver.  Spider makes amazing stuff that I can’t even try to figure out.  I can do most of the basic styles, but some of her designs are...

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Geocaching

Geocaching


Posted on Aug 11, 2005

Geocaching is something my husband and I have been doing for a couple of years now.  The sport started in Portland (we live in such a cool town!) and now they can be found all over the world.  Basically it’s a treasure hunt.  You use your GPS to put in coordinates that people have entered on the geocaching web-site.  Using the GPS you find the hidden cache.  The usual protocol is to take something out of...

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My First Swap

My First Swap


Posted on Aug 9, 2005

Faun contacted me and asked to swap some of the fused glass I have previously posted.  First of all, I was so happy to be asked to do a swap.  I see so many great packages that people send each other.  I was so envious of the good natured giving of all things crafty. I sent off my package to Faun before going on vacation.  I sent her two glass fused pendants, a glass bead necklace I made, and a facial kit from Burt...

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