I just saw the link from Bead and
Button for my Entry Skipping Stones from the Bead Dreams 2009
See: Bead & Button
Dec 2009 - The Flow Magazine
published my article in the Winter Issue (Women in Glass 2009).
They also put it online in the Articles section of their website
at: The Flow Magazine
October 2009 - Attended the ISGB
Gathering in Miami this year... what a BLAST!!! Right afterwards
took a private 3 person class with Robert Mickelsen-what a world
class talented glassmaker he is!!
Photos on my Facebook of both, email me for a link if you want to
July 2009 - WHOOOT!! I won Ed Hoy's
Glass Challenge!! Ed Hoy's one of the largest glass suppliers in
the US, and my prize was $250 worth of glass/supplies! That beats a
See the contest at:
See: My winning piece
July 2009 - My pieces, "Skipping
Stones" was included in the 2009 Bead and Button Exhibit in
Milwaukee, Wi. as a top 10 finalist for the Bead Dreams 2009
Competition. They will be posting the 2009 Bead Dreams Gallery in August 2009.
Here is the Show info at Bead and Button Magazine
July 2-12, 2009
Thanks so much to Sara Sally LeGrande (2nd place winner) for taking
my exhibit photo since I couldn't attend!! Click to see
Sara's photo of my entry.
June 2009 - I designed my first
postcard for the 2009 ISGB Miami Gathering Postcard Project, and
also designed the Florida Glass Dragon's Postcard as well.
(I am the website Administrator for the Florida Glass Dragons at:
May 2009 - The Annealer
Magazine Contest - 2 of my pieces were selected to be in the
top 10 finalists for the Annealer Magazine Contest (in different
categories). I'm busy working on tutorials now for those 2 pieces,
which will appear in an upcoming issue!!
Glass Olympics Challenge
- I won first place in the Silver Category!! This is Mary
Lockwood's website (see link above). YAY! I get a gift certificate
from Arrow Springs (I can always use more glass/tools!!).
April 2009 -
Bead and Button's 2009 Bead Dreams
I am THRILLED!! I have been notified by letter that I was juried
into this year's exhibit! This is such an honor!!
I'm not sure if that means I already made it into the top 10, or
there's another judging, but my pieces have been shipped to Bead
and Button Magazine as they requested, and will be exhibited at the
2009 Bead and Button Show!!
Mar 2009 - Jan/Feb Glass Challenge
YAY! I won 2nd place in the Hobbyist Category of the!! Karen
Leonardo was the sponsor, and I won some of her WONDERFUL
ValCox Frit - selected me to be one of the frit
testers for her 104 COE frit. While I'm mostly a boro worker,
Valerie wanted to see what a boro person would do with soft glass
frit. I will post the results!
Feb 2009 -www.isgb.org
This year, for the Miami Gathering,
the ISGB is starting a new bead release program with " Golden
Tickets" - free entries for the Bead Bazaar that is held on
I will be the bead coordinator this year for this ISGB program. If
you have not gotten your ISGB Registration Booklet yet, it is
available online at:
ISGB Booklet - click to see the Bead Release
info, the Release a Bead program is explained on page 4. I hope you
all participate to make this the best ISGB Gathering of
Feb 2009 - Burning Brass
Tools is working with me to develop a custom brass marver to my
specs. I have already tested some prototypes (FANTASTIC). These
guys are among the most detail oriented engineers/designers in this
business! They should be selling the marvers on their website in
Jan 2009 - Click
My marble is the main Dec photo for the 2009 LE Calendar by
Marjorie Oxman, and available for sale at lulu.com
wouldn't have re-used this piece if I had known ahead of time it
would win the Dec Glass Challenge. This is so awsome!! I admire the
other artists in the calendar, it's nice to be there too!!
Nov/Dec Glass Challenge
Wow! YIPPEE!!! I just found out I won First Place!! The sponsor for
this challenge was Burning Brass...what an incredible bunch of high
quality tools they have!! I have drooled over them for some time
with no $$, and now I can get some with my winnings! YAY!!!!!
Thanks a bunch Burning Brass!!!
A brand new year, so I updated the
site today with new pictures and links. Lets hope this year is
better than 2008 for everyone!!
Dec 08- The Flow Magazine's 2008 Women in Glass Issue (Dec
'08). One of my pieces is in this issue!!
If you have the issue, take a look!! They used a huge photo of my
headless mermaid in the center of page 11! ( you can also see it on
my sculpture page).
Here's the Florida Glass Dragon's (Orlando) and Barbara Svetlick
(Ft Lauderdale) Christmas Parties I attended. I created a page for
them here (this page is also linked from the Florida Glass
Dragon's Website - I am the website administrator for our
Helen's Glassy Christmas Parties Page!!
At the parties, Ron Bearer Jr, Ray Olsen, Candice King, Pam
Dugger, Lewis Wilson did demo's. And at night, Lewis Wilson did a
fire-eating demo at Barbara's house too! It was amazing! At
Barbara's Party, my camera ran out of battery, so got no pix of
Lewis Wilson's fire eating.... so I put the Video we shot up on
YouTube: Click Here
The Perfume Launch (Peaches Bottles) were delayed due to the
horrific economy:(. It should be launched now at the end of
September 08 - YAY!!! I was one of the Winners
of Glass Alchemy's Glass contest!!
Glass Alchemy Winners Page
GA is one of the top makers of Borosilicate glass in the World, so
this was sooo thrilling! I won Revolution 33 glass! WHOOOT!!
Here's the link to their site:
- Update: drats, GA took the page down. But it's still up at
Glass Challenge Gallery
August 08 - I got my first commission order for 10
custom perfume bottles! This order is for a perfumer in Ireland,
who is planning a launch of her new scent next year. Will update
when the launch info is released!