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Chicken Little Makes a Treasury on Etsy

Check it out, Chicken Little has made it to a treasury! I would like to thank Barbara at Hooray For Crochet who has some of the coolest (actually warmest looking) hats and scarflettes, shawls, and other fabulous items.  Check out her shop…remember Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  Thanks Barbara for choosing my bead for the treasury.beret1scarflette1il_75x75_565119821


March 13, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Finds, Glassic Gems | Leave a comment

Global Talent “Jewelry Sampler Team”

There is a new and dynamic Etsy team that rivals all others in the talent department, and it is the “Jewelry Sampler Team”.   The link is for their blog and the photos above are representative of  some of their work in a variety of  mediums and techniques used in the creation of  jewelry.  Please drop by and take a look at the work that these fabulous artisans have produced!   Peace! Ellen

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Favorite Finds, Glassic Gems, New Techniques | 1 Comment

Economic Stimulus at Grassroots Level

With everyone talking about the state of the economy, reading about the loss of jobs, and knowing that it will most likely get worse before it gets better, I have decided to do something to assist my customers. Everyone knows that I have the “Best Customers in the world” 🙂 so I decided to FREE SHIP for the month of February in the Continental U.S. with a flat $2.50 to everywhere elseand also to lower my prices on my handmade lampwork beads. The only reason that I am having to charge a flat fee to “everywhere else” is that it necessitates a trip to the post office. Hopefully, this will work out for everyone, and I will try to continue with this type of shipping for as long as I can.

Making the world a prettier place, one bead at a time, peace,

February 8, 2009 Posted by | Glassic Gems | , , , | Leave a comment

WOOO HOOO I made it to a treasury on Etsy!

il_430xn_222953191Wow my bracelet “Circle of Love” made it to a treasury today on etsy thanks to Julie of the Beaded Heart, thanks so much Julie for thinking of me!

January 10, 2009 Posted by | Glassic Gems | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


So sorry that I have been AWOL but with the upcoming show in November it is all I can do but to work day and into the early night to make sure that I have enough inventory to do this show. I also have to start to put together a class for making earwires, and beginning wrapping, which I will be teaching two days after the show.

The weather here is still hot and humid and I am not holding out for fall weather for at least another month or so. Okay, I know, I know, you say Florida….what fall weather????? Well, I will let you in on a secret…not all of Florida is like Miami. In the Northern part we get temp in the 20’s in the winter, and have four distinct seasons with summer being the longest, fall, winter and spring are short but here nonetheless.

It is almost 8:00 am and I need to get my day going. Have a wonderful one yourselves, later, Ellen

September 17, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | Leave a comment

थैंक्स एवेर्योने!

इ जुस्त वांटेड तो से अ बिग थैंक्स तो अल फॉर मकिंग माय बर्थडे सेल वैरी सुसस्स्फुल! इ होप ठाट एवेर्योने व्हो पुर्चासेद बेअड्स इस मकिंग सम बेऔतिफुल जेवेलरी एंड व्हेन फिनिशेद विल सेंड इन फोटोस तो शेयर विथ एवेर्योने हियर।
पास एंड हैप्पी बेअदिंग अल्वाय्स

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | 2 Comments


Today was so wonderful, Christina, a customer of mine, sent me a photograph of a necklace and earrings that she made with a set of beads she bought from me called “Oil Slick”.    She utilized faceted citrine irregular chunks, Greek silver beads that are also irregular in shape and put it together with sterling wire. Fantastic job Christina!


August 16, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | , , , , , | Leave a comment


The summer has been a rather wet one, actually I can’t remember the last time we had so much rain.  Everything is growing like crazy, my roses are loving it.   The dragonflies have been out enmasse this season, hubby and I always enjoy seeing them.  We have also had some awesome butterflies too. 

I so love it when I can make something to wear that is inspired by my surroundings.  I have been working my tush off torching and creating joolz.  I am such a tortured soul, lol, …I just can’t find enough time to do enough of both to satisfy me.  Anyway, here are some pics of just some of the new pieces

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August 16, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | , , , , , , | Leave a comment


I was dreaming about fall that I totally forgot to tell everyone about the storewide sale where everything is 20% off  until August 25.  There are some awesome beads listed, so just go to Glassic Gems and see if there aren’t some that you just can’t live without!  Have fun shopping, Ellen

August 13, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | Leave a comment


OH I just can’t help myself but I look forward to fall every year, lately the longing is getting deeper.  I wonder if it is because I am remembering the seasonal happiness that I enjoyed so much when I was younger….the color that was always so awe inspiring to me.  I always loved the school projects that we did each year with all of the varieties of fallen leaves.  The hunt for those beauties, the ones with the best colors, and shapes.  The brisk air filling my lungs my brothers and I playing in freshly raked piles of leaves…

Well, I couldn’t help myself so somewhere between daydreaming and rounding up every fall color my studio contained, I started to lampwork beads as well as make some pretty awesome jewelry to kick start the current season.  Here is a peek, hope you like… they will get listed soon on etsy.  Thanks for joining me, Ellen



August 12, 2008 Posted by | Glassic Gems | Leave a comment