glass whore

You will note a link to my etsy shop on the main page of my blog now. Not much there at the moment, but I am hoping that will change. I am changing juiceglass a lot right now, how I sell, where, what…a lot of it is behind the scenes at the moment, but for now, anything I sell pretty much will be in etsy, it’s easier to just stick to one thing for now as the hammer and nails fly in the background.

Feel free to buy if you see anything you like as the days/weeks/months go by! Support handmade art! And I mean HAND MADE. I sometimes have issue with  “beading” as “handmade” but that is another post entirely that will probably piss people off. I just think handmade should be mostly truly handmade, all the pieces, not bought and strung. But there is no real name for “buying beads and clasps and chain and findings and stringing it and its done by human hands, not mass produced” so handmade is the word for now for all of it, I suppose.

This weekend we are putting a ceiling in in the glass studio. I have a roof, but no ceiling. This is very cold-making in the winter, so I am hoping a ceiling will help. Dad is coming out with Mom for the “fun” event. And DLJ and I will probably get a lovely dinner out on Saturday while the grandparents spend time with their darling grandson. ;)

I should be in the studio right now, but my babysitter hurt her ankle and is on crutches. I love having her, even if I didn’t have work to do I would love the time to myself twice a week. But I do have work to do, and I do have some to do right now, even if not in the studio itself. I will try to torch tonight after Derek goes to sleep, but after that I have to start clearing the place out for the ceiling construction. Nothing like forced cleaning, but man, the place NEEDS it. With so little studio time, I work, I don’t clean. ;)

3 thoughts on “glass whore

  1. I totally get what you mean, but to be absolutely fair, I notice your listings for your gorgeous beads do include a necklace chain or charm bracelet chain that don’t appear to be handmade…

  2. And they are always listed as being able to be removed from the price. If you don’t need it, you don’t have to buy it. =)

    I often use parts of premade bracelets as well, removing their clasp, replacing it with my own.

    If the chain is just a simple vehicle to carry the art piece, I think that’s acceptable. I know a lot of handmade shows that allow it as a percentage, 20% can’t be mass produced, and the chain can count as that if it is large enough.

    It’s a hard pool to wade through. =)

  3. You make a really good point! Actually I realised after I posted that in your entry you were talking about pieces that have no handmade components whereas your jewelry (which is stunning btw!) does include handmade components. So the chain or whatever doesn’t really matter.

    That is very cool that you are recycling parts of bracelets. Very smart!

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