Hello All! I made a (very) quick tutorial for my woven wire and lampwork glass focal bead bracelet I shared in the Wire Wraps Tips & Tutorials Facebook group about a month ago. This tutorial does not really go into a lot of detail about the weaves or how they are done, but I do show how I combined different weaves to create the bracelet. The tutorial is FREE and you can make and sell as many bracelets as you like. All I ask is that you do not use the tutorial or any of the photos in it for your personal use.
DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL (PDF)
Now through February 14th all beads and jewelry in my Etsy shop are 15% OFF (Coupon Code:15VDAY)
If you are a late shopper and need something by Friday you can get FREE Priority Shipping (Coupon Code:VDAYSHIP)
Happy Valentines Day
I released my Mixology Tutorial Part One a few months ago and so far it has done pretty well. However, just recently I have had a couple people that were unhappy with the glass used in the tutorial and who also claimed that it was too basic. I reached out to Diane Woodall (Publisher of Soda Lime TImes) and asked her what she thought of the tutorial. She was very open and honest and gave me some of the best feedback I have ever gotten. After hearing her review, which wasn’t all positive. I decided to give Part Two of the tutorial to everyone that had purchased Part One, for FREE.
So, in a way it’s kinda ending up like a PRE-sale. Everyone who paid $15 for Part One will get Part Two for free and then the price of Part One and Part Two combined will be $20. Part Two will be released on Valentines Day!
You can check out the images from Part Two on the WhitneyLassiniGlass Facebook Page.
It’s another big Bead Soup reveal day! This one kind of snuck up on me, but I managed to pull it off. My partner for this edition of Bead Soup was Wendy Blum of Sand & Sea Designs. She sent me the most wonderful mix of beads. Rich earthy colors that I just love. I think I have at LEAST three sweaters in my closet that this new necklace will look fabulous with. I can’t wait to wear it out.
Thanks to Lori Anderson for setting up yet another fun blog party, and thanks to everyone who stops by for participating in this great event! Don’t forget to scroooooooolllllll way down to get to everyones blog on the list
My little beads now have a new home at the Fire and Water Art Gallery in Lowell. It is a lovely gallery featuring 25 local artists working in every medium imaginable. There are paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles…you name it! The gallery is literally full from floor to ceiling of cool things to look at and interact with.
I will be working at the gallery a couple Saturdays a month as part of my artist contract. My first day was this past Saturday and what fun it was. I have been working in a cube with computer nerds for the past 12 years so it was nice to be able to chat with all kinds of people about all kinds of art. I will be there again this Saturday learning the day to day stuff and showing off more beads.
I am really looking forward to getting more involved with the artistic community of our little town and learning about different mediums. Who knows, I might just take up painting…..
Here’s a picture of my display. I took it with my iPhone so it’s not the best. I will bring the big camera this weekend and get a better shot.
I finally got around to photographing the AWESOME bead soup ingredients that Wendy Blum of Sand & Sea Designs sent. I am in love with the colors she sent. She definitely sent enough stuff for me to make two pieces. Thanks Wendy!
It is time once again for the Bead Soup Blog Party!
For this party I have been paired with Wendy Blum of Sand & Sea Designs. I will be sending her some glassy ingredients real soon.
Check out the results from the first and second parties.
I imagine that the dude in the crows nest of the Titanic looked down at that iceburg and thought “Holy $hit! That’s alot of ice!” …I think I know how he feels! I have been working furiously over the past month (plus) to put together enough stock for my upcoming show at Bead Quest. Considering I am working a full time job and only making beads at night, I think I have a pretty respectable inventory. Every time I look over at my stash I think “Holy $hit! That’s alot of beads!
Here’s the tip of the BEADburg. These two remind me of Belly Dancers so I named them accordingly!
…and here is what lies just beneath the surface…
I do, I am not lying! Not only do I sell on Etsy but I also try and shop on Etsy whenever I can.
I have some good friends that are expecting their first child in the next month or so and I wanted to give them something crafty and handmade. Unfortunately, beads do NOT make good baby gifts. I made several attempts at little bear shaped beads and I even tried to make a picture frame but nothing was coming out the way I really wanted it to. Soooo I decided to do an Etsy search. If it wasn’t handmade by me at least it would be handmade by SOMEONE right??? Well I didn’t have to search long before I found the MOST ADORABLE little baby gift baskets at The Red Pistachio.
I don’t think my friends read my blog but if they do…Pep and Sarah check this out, this is what you are getting!
If you hadn’t noticed, I am in the process of doing a complete overhall of my blog! I hope you like the new look and feel of the site. I will be adding some new shopping features to sell my tutorials. No I am not leaving Etsy. I love the Etsy community and you cannot beat the selling features and exposure that site brings.
Please bear with me as I go through this transformation, I truly think that you will like the results!