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Why Comparing is the “Kiss of Death” to Your Joy & Bead Making

My first ISGB convention was a roller coaster ride of awe & amazement with a brain overload from the abundance of creativity there. Mix that with a heavy dose of envy of others' talents, peppered with a tinge of jealousy that they were so far advanced from the pithily beginning place I was waddling in [...]

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Do You Need Inspirational Help Creating Your Glass Beads?

Are you bursting with ideas, or completely blank when you sit down to torch? Want to know how I spark my inspiration?  Sitting down to torch is always the worst time unless I am prepared! So, I've resorted to doing a few things that I'll share with you that help spark my imagination's flame. My handy-dandy [...]

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How to make Glass Flowers for a Fairy Garden using Your Lampwork Flower Tutorial 103

Here’s a FUN way to practice making your glass flowers from your Tutorial 103 & make something fabulous.  Fairy gardens are so precious but finding unusual flowers befitting a mystical miniature garden is next to impossible. So I decided to make my own exotic flowers worthy of my fairy gardens and you can too!   [...]

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How to Stop Being Overwhelmed & Frustrated with Lampworking

  What are you doing with this New Year’s time of renewal? Have you made new goals & dreams? Do you feel the new breath of fresh air of sparkling creative ideas bubbling up inside of you? Christmas parties, baking, gift-wrapping, & that jammed packed holiday schedule is now just a sweet past whisper.   For me, [...]

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