Another “Catch-Up” Best Blog Posts Post

Since we’re still not caught up with the backlog of blog posts, here’s another installment of the catchup series. Today, we’re featuring some “eye candy” posts! Karolen has been making some new silver gemstone beads that are incredible! Marcy Lamberson talks about the creation of Keely the Peacock, er, Peahen. Yep, you can always count on Karolen for eye candy — this time it’s leaves. Sweetwater Designs (who won’t give her real name) shows some EDP magic.

Best of the Week ending 1/25/2009

Here you go, the best of the lampworking blogosphere this week: Most of us have beloved pets, but sometimes their mischief in our studio can wreak true havoc. Andrea Winkler’s four-legged guest caused quite a panic when he got into her lampworking supplies last weekend. Sheila Morley shares some of her recent murrini experiments at Watch Me Create. Andrea’s been experimenting as well, in her case with color mixing. Amy begins a new series on starting an online business with some words on business names. Kandice Seeber shares the results from a color experiment that, well, just worked.

The “What Tarot Card Are You” Quiz

Kandice Seeber at Coloraddiction pointed me to the “What Tarot Card Are You?” quiz online. I can’t say the result surprised me at all — that’s always been the Major Arcana card I’m most drawn to, and the “make or break” card when it comes to whether I’ll like a particular deck or not. You are The High Priestess Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education. The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the …

Best of the Week Ending 1/18/2009

Really. It’s a real Best of the WEEK. I’m not caught up with posting the backlog yet, but I’ll put up another special mid-week post or two to finish that process. Going back to color, Kandice Seeber has something new to say about seasonal color at ColorAddiction. The Art Bead Scene helps us create a business plan for the new year. Lori Greenberg makes us all pea-green with envy (or would that be Envy Green?) with a virtual tour of Fire & Friends Z Studio. After seeing that, we’re all going to want to move to Arizona! Once Kelley received …

Best of the Ridiculously Long Time, Part 2 — COLOR

Here we go with Part 2 — COLOR!!! From Kandice Seeber at ColorAddiction, CiM Testing: Evil Queen and Count von Count, Tried & True: Effetre 219 Opaque Copper Green, There is no secret ingredient…., and Best Color 2008. Karolen’s been playing with CiM Sangre – A Luscious Pomegranate Red The Art Bead Scene gives us The Trendy Bead — Color Reports. Next up — some philosophical musings!

Best of the Ridiculously Long Time Ending 1/11/2009

Okay. I admit it. The blogosphere hasn’t been THAT quiet; I just keep neglecting to post the “Best of.” But thanks to Tinroof saying how much she’s missed it, let’s see if we can’t get caught up a bit! Given how many are built up in the backlog, I’m going to break it down into a couple of postings. This first one will cover web tools and other useful things for the glass business person. So here goes: For all the Etsy shop owners frustrated by the lack of browser tools provided by Etsy itself, Etsy Bitch introduces Etsy Hacks …

Best of the Week ending 11/2/2008

In between computer maintenance tasks and upgrades, I pause to bring you the Best of the Week! At Ghost Town Glass, Janine videos John creating a border collie in glass. Marcy Lamberson shares her Picasso-ish homework assignment from Sylvie Lansdowne‘s creativity class. Lydia Muell turns her love for roses into a new series of beads. Lori Greenberg politely gives the lampworking forum world an etiquette lesson. What does a lampworker do when she’s in a creative slump? Ask her fellow lampworkers for homework, and find some new glass to play with, or at least you do if your name is …

Best of the However Long Ending 10/19/2008

Some recent lampworking goodies gathered for your reading pleasure! Etsy recently published the Etsy Seller Handbook, a list of links to many articles on the nuts and bolts of selling on, of course, Etsy. If you love Lydia Muell’s beads, you’ll be blown away by her blown glass perfume bottles. Lori Anderson gets inspired by the latest Tierracast catalog over at Watch Me Create. Can you believe it? Sarah Hornik organized her glass! Luann Udell has some tips for making sure you get paid in this tough economy. Lori Greenberg finally succeeds in pairing the perfect blue with the perfect …

Best of the Week ending 9/21/2008

It’s a veritable plethora of bloggy goodness out there this week!!! At the new Glass Arts blog on CraftGossip.com, Lori Greenberg finds two bead artists inspired by American Gothic. Seraphim Flameworks tests out the latest Double Helix odd lots and test batches. Karolen’s still learning about Pandora as she tries restriking some unstruck beads in the kiln. Karolen didn’t spend ALL her time at the torch this week, though — she found a useful new tool for Etsy sellers on the Web. Can you make a living as a lampworker? Deanna Chase does it. That Marcy Lamberson is a busy, …

Best of the Fortnight ending 9/14/2008

Here’s your latest “Best of” list from the Lampworking Blogosphere!! Some COLORFUL posts this time: Dogmaw’s been experimenting with Glass Alchemy’s Jamboree lately. Karolen’s playing with Double Helix’s new Pandora. Kandice finds plenty to love in new and old Creation is Messy colors. We have two artist interviews: Lori Greenberg chats with Jill Symons, and Melissa Lee speaks with Sarah Moran. In the miscellaneous category: Lisa Liddy compares her current studio and her ideal studio at Collective Creatives. Lori Greenberg’s bead designs continue to evolve at Watch Me Create. Luann Udell identifies her legacy in the midst of cleaning her …