Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Winner Is Marilyn Machado

And the Winner is Marilyn Machado!  Marilyn won the $25 Gift Certificate just in time for Christmas.  You can view Marilyn's beautiful creations at her Etsy Shop.  She makes the most gorgeous jewelry.  Have a napkin handy because you will be drooling!  Thanks to everyone that participated and left such nice comments.  You guys are all the best, that is why you all got a $10 Gift Certificate just for registering for the drawing.  Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Enter To Win A $25 Gift Certificate

Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate!  You can use it towards anything in my store!  Only 1 entry per person, Drawing will be held December 10th.   Only entries from December 2nd - 10th will be eligible.  If you signed the guest book before, please sign it again to be eligible.
Good luck!  
While you're there take a look at all the new items and all the gifts under $20.
Such as New Victorian Pendants and Earrings, plus new Dicrhoic Pendants!
As if that isn't enough, I am giving away a 25% Off Coupon to use on anything for any amount in my store.  Here is the coupon code QQR101202195551
Just copy and paste in the discount voucher box at time of checkout!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 22, 2010

$5 * $10 * $15 Give away!

I AM GIVING YOU A CHOICE OF $5 - $10 - $15 you can use on any of my items listed in my online store. Here are the codes you need, just copy and paste in the discount box at time of checkout and then click on recalculate. The coupons are active until the end of the month. I have a lot of new items perfect for Christmas gifts.
$5 Code WGX101121191837 minimum order of $20
$10 Code PQY101121192120 minimum order of $35
$15 Code NGQ101121192212 minimum order of $65

A Touch Of Glass Jewelry 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A New Batch Of "Music To My Ears" Earrings

Here are the new earrings and I am running a special on Facebook they are $15 each or two for $25.  You can go to my A Touch Of Glass Business Page and see all of them.  These are super lightweight and a great Christmas Gift Idea.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's been too long....

It's been too long since I have added anything here on my blog, my apologies.  I do have some new items that I will share with you and also some super tips on the use of Facebook. 
Facebook first, if you have a business page, which I do, you don't get notified when someone comments on your page, photos or your comments.  That is unless you tag the photos with your personal page name.  How simple is that.  All of that information was shared through other great people on Facebook.  I have to say that Facebook people are very generous with their tips and information.  I have been fortunate enough to have met some great people on Facebook.  Here are a few of them:!/ShapedByHand!/justinelucyegan!/blue.sharky
These are the ladies that shared their tips with me and made my life so much easier.  Check out their pages they are not only intelligent and generous but also very talented.
Here are some of my newest creations, enjoy!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gifts are going out!

YEAH!  Everyone should have received their names and addresses of their gift recipient so go ahead and ship them out.  The only one that won't go out is the very last one and that goes to my sister, her birthday is Sept . 13.  So if you haven't heard from me you will be shortly.  I just want to thank everyone for helping me with this.  You guys are awesome!  On Sept. 13th I will post a link to the book so you can see how it all played out and who got what etc.  Thanks again!  Feel free to comment on your gifts as you receive them here on my blog.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Book Is Completed

I just finished the book and have ordered it.  I will be sending out the names and addresses of the gift recipients to you within the next couple of days.  You can go ahead an mail your gifts out when you get the information.  The only one that will have to wait is the last one that signed up which will be sending their gift to my sister and her birthday isn't until Sept. 13.  Once everyone has received their gifts I will email you a link to see the book, and if you want, you can order one for yourself.  Thanks again for participating you guys rock!  For those of you that have websites, I will be promoting your shops over the next couple of weeks as a thank you. 
Here is a list of where the gifts will be coming from....
  North Carolina
 New Jersey
 New Zealand
 West Virginia
 Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

News about the Gift Exchange

The Gift Exchange is going along fantastically.  I will be emailing everyone that has signed up the name and address of their recipient by next week.  The gifts should all start going out Sept. 1st..  I am so impressed with the creativity, artistry and generosity that you all have shown.  The gifts are amazing, you guys rock!

Hopefully I will get the Map up soon to show the traveling of the gifts.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Here's a little preview of some of the gifts that will be going out.  They are all awesome!  If you haven't emailed me your information please do so soon.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gift Exchange

I am so excited about the Gift Exchange.  We now have 22 people that have joined so we are a third of the way there.  I have started compiling the book and that is going great.  I still need some information from most of those that have signed up, so please send me that info ASAP.  Once the gifts start going out I will be posting the responses from the receivers and a Map of where all the items traveled to and from.  How much fun is this!!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Sister's Birthday

Merluvlee, who will get this one?
About 4 years ago I had a dream about a gift for my sister's birthday, a real night time dream.  This was the dream.  Step 1:  I would start a gift chain by sending one of my jewelry creations  to the first person along with my picture and a picture of the item. Step 2: That person would then send one of their creations or something that you find interesting that someone would like to receive, to the next person on the list along with their picture and a picture of the item.  The item can be something that signifies where you come from, such as if you are from India you could send a Sari, etc.  You can email the pictures to your recipient if you prefer.  Then send me through email or mail those pictures.  Every person on the list would follow step 2.  This year my sister turns 63 so I need 62 people to join me in this.  Every person would end up with a gift and at the end my sister will be the last one to receive the gift along with the pics of the other creations and of the Beautiful people that created them in the form of a book.  You can include any information that you want.  A little story about yourself or not, totally up to you.  The list will be in the order of emails received and I will let you know who to send your gift and pictures to.   Please join me in this fun Birthday surprise for my sister.  I think we will all have fun and even get some business exposure along the way.  Merluvlee will go to the first one that joins.  The rest of my dream was to see my Sister go through the book and see all the items that she didn't receive and wish that she had.  I'm sweet and sour!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Featured Artist Paradise Purls

This weeks featured artist is Elizabeth owner of Paradise Purls.  What a well rounded artist!  I love her toddler hats and the colors that she combines are amazing.  She has two Etsy Shops make sure that you check both of them out.  While your visiting her shop you might want to remember Christmas is only 5 months away.   Here are the links to her Etsy Shop, Etsy Shop 2, and her Blog.  Enjoy your visit!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This weeks Featured Artist.....

Don't you just love these!!! 
Connie Cooper is the owner of Saorsa Studio Of Beads.  She is a multi talented arttist that makes glass beads and micro-macrame artist.  I had never heard of Micro-macrame before I was fortunate enough to find her. You can find more of Connie's creations on her Etsy, and her Blog.  If you still have more questions or want more information you can find her on Facebook.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New SNOOKS Bracelets

I just finished two SNOOKS bracelets!  The first one I call "Flower Bling".  Every wrist needs a little bling.  The second one is "Fly Me To The Moon SNOOKS".  I hope everyone is having a great summer.  Locally we have the Venetian Festival going on which is a lot of fun.  Thousands of people come to this event every year and it looks like we are going to have fantastic weather.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I just finished making some new SNOOKS.  I am having such a great time with these little darlings.  I have a new mermaid and a spider ring.  The mermaid I titled "Miss Sea World 2010" and the ring is titled "Long Road To the Emerald City".

Featured Artist "Lisianblue"

I have introduced you to a lot of great artist and this one is no exception!  Kris owner of Lisianblue, lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Kris was taught, at an early age, by her Grandmother, Mother and Father all the elements that go into making handmade items.  Pricing moderately, pride in workmanship, and to continue learning.  She has learned the lessons well.
Here is just a sampling of her creativity. You can find more information at:  Blog, Handmade Artists Shop, ArtFire, Etsy

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tropical Paradise

I just finished this Bird Of Paradise Necklace.  I am very happy with the way it turned out.  The pendant is a gorgeous piece of artwork that I fell in love with.  I have several other new ones that I will be listing on my website.  We are off to an Art Fair first thing in the morning.  I can't wait!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I've Been Busy!!!!!

This heatwave has slowed me down but I still completed a few more SNOOKS, Steampunk and painted Ladies.  I will have a new painted lady to show you tomorrow, but for now here are the new SNOOKS.  I am in the process of getting ready for some art shows so not as many items are going in the online shops.  Here are some of the new ones.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Featuring LTD Beads

 Joan, owner of LTD Beads, has a background in graphic arts which is evident with her beautiful jewelry.  She started as a young girl collecting stones and then began to bead them.  Her jewelry reflects her love of nature, rocks, beauty and fun.  I am going to give you a small taste of what she has to offer, you can take your time and view the rest of her gorgeous creations.  This bracelet showcases Joan's graphics background.
I love the shape of these earrings, which Joan calls, Pagoda Drop Earrings
Here are the links to the world of LTD Beads.
LTD Beads ArtFire
LTD Beads Bonanzle
Bead Beat
LTD Beads Ecrater

One more example for the road, this Teal Mother of Pearl Coin Necklace

Monday, June 28, 2010

Featured Artists! S & T Creations

This weeks featured artist is Teri Baskett of S & T Creations.
All of these beautiful creations are made by two people, Terri and Saundra of Jeffersonville, IN, who've been friends for many years and making jewelry for over seven of those.  They pride themselves with the fact that they never duplicate a piece of jewelry, so that the proud owner of one of their creations can rest assured that they will never run into someone else with the same piece of jewelry.  These are truly gorgeous!  Don't take my word for it go look for yourself.

S&T Creations Etsy Shop
and if that isn't enough you can also check out their Blog.

Marketing Monday Blog Hop

It's Marketing Monday.   Trendy Treehouse has created a blog hop to help everyone see and find new businesses. I found the information on S & T Creations blog.  It looks fun so I'm in and you can join.  So, if you're interested, grab the link code and add your store to the list, it's just that simple.

Monday, June 21, 2010


My featured artist for this week is Tammy of Tamsjewelry. Love her jewelry! Check out these gorgeous earrings.

Love the color of these earrings! Tammy is a busy Mom that works outside of the home plus makes her beautiful jewelry in what little spare time she has and enjoys spending time with her 2 young daughters and her husband. I know from my own experience as an artist, it isn't just creating the jewelry and art, it is photographing, listing on line, selling at local venues and marketing yourself. It is a full time plus job and this woman does that and takes care of her family and another job. I applaud her and marvel at her beautiful jewelry. Here is another one of my favorites.
This gorgeous dark brown leather bracelet is made with 4mm turquoise Mountain Jade Gemstones.It has gold leaves and blue glass seed beads.It is 8 3/4"long with double snap closure. You can find Tam's Jewelry at her
Etsy Shop
ArtFire Shop
Zibbet Shop
Handmade Artist Shop

You can find out more about Tammy on her Blog. Alright I will show you one more of my favs, these beautiful black Hemalyke earrings are 1 3/4"long with flat hook ear wires. You won't believe the price!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Steampunk SNOOKS

I just finished this little lady titled "The Key To What A Girl Wants". This one started out with this gorgeous pewter colored pendant with pearl accents and a gorgeous scalloped edge. On top of that I added a vintage Elgin Watch Face along with a vintage skeleton key and topped that with this beautiful winged brooch and then finished it off with one of my hand painted fused glass faces. The skeleton key is accented by this row of rhinestones and silver.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Featured Artist

Robin Hartman, Snips & Snails

This weeks featured artist is Robin Hartman of Snips & Snails Etsy Shop . Robin is a mother of two toddlers which inspires many of her crafts. Aside from being a wife, mother, and artisan, she also teaches College English part-time and she has a Masters in British Literature. As for her creations she runs an Etsy store, Snips & Snails. Her specialty is in cross stitching and pattern design but she dabbles in a little bit of everything: jewelry design, bead work, decoupage, crochet, polymer clay, card making, rubber stamping, and plastic shrink.
I love these little Raven Nest Pendants!

Kimono Print Sterling Plated Bezel Earrings
Take time to view the variety of beautiful creations that she has to offer. You can also read Robin's Blog where you will find even more beautiful creations.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Here are 3 new SNOOKS (Sweet Novel Original One of a Kind Sensations) ready for adoption! These little ladies are such a hoot!
This one is "Above The Clouds". I just love her wings and her body that is rhinestone encrusted. Then there is the faux peals that represent the clouds.

This one is just too funny, she is called "My Legs Are Too Short". She is surrounded by rhinestones and Swarovski glass crystal around her neck.

This one is called "Blushing Pearl". She is made from a vintage filigree brooch that is accented with the prettiest shade of pink pearls.

Friday, June 11, 2010


These little ladies I call "SNOOKs"(Sweet Novel One of a Kind Sensations). Each Snook is made using one of my hand painted fused glass faces along with some of my other found treasures. Each one is truly one of a kind. The first little Snook is called Madeline. I love her expression and her wings are a combination of enamel and rhinestones. Her dress is an antiqued brass pendant.

This little Snook is called (Time Keeper). She started out with a silver pendant as the backdrop with a vintage Elgin Watch Face attached. One of my original hand painted fused glass faces is attached and then this gorgeous enamel and rhinestone encrusted bee finishes her off. As a finished touch I then added orange and green Swarovski glass crystals around her neck.

This little Snook is called "Twinkle Toes". Her wings are absolutely gorgeous. They are a beautiful peachy coppery color and it looks like stained glass. Two little pearls hang from a copper chain which looks like she is dancing.

I will be adding more in the next few days.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Featured Artists, "Fantasy Dream Knits"

What a perfect name for this artist studio. You really have to check out these knitted lingerie pieces. Who would have thought to knit lingerie, she did. That is really thinking out of the box.
She is a stay-at-home mom with 5 kids that she home schools (when does she have time to knit). You can find more lingerie pieces and more information about this artist at these links.
Etsy Shop