Sunday, 24 June 2007

Join Me At SPARKPEOPLE And Loose Pounds not £'s

I have decided its time I lost some weight and got healthy again. I have been recovering from a serious non-union leg fracture of the tibia and fibula that needed titanium implants to repair. I was already a little overweight to start with but I have struggled since due to the lack of exercise.

I was introduced to a fantastic online diet resource that is completely free while browsing the etsy forums. Firechicktick a fellow etsy artist has set up a support group within this site for us etsians to help each other. At Sparkpeople you can track you food and exercise easily follow a plan or do you own thing, there is also a wealth of articles to read recipes and support groups all paid for by those advertising on the site not members. Click on the link above to find out more. I will be posting with my progress over the time I am loosing my weight so feel free to check back to see how I'm doing. I will be posting photographs soon.

Saturday, 23 June 2007


On the 21st of June 2007 my 'Ever Decreasing Circles Pendant' was featured in a treasury by Glasshousejewelry of fine glass art from the Creative Glass Guild Of Etsy CGGE and made it onto the front page of etsy. I was so delighted. Here is a screen shot. I got lots of veiws and hearts and 1 sale.

Monday, 18 June 2007

I Have My Own Website!

I have just published my new website.
I will be adding items for sale on it very soon.
Go to

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Some Of My Favourites from CGGE Members

A Selection From My Etsy Shop

The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy

The CGGE has finally been formed. I am a proud member and joint leader of this wonderful new Etsy street team. We have over 80 members so far. We are The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) or “Glass Guild” for short. We are in the process of designing a new banner for the group, I will post it here when it is finished.

You can visit our website at we have a gallery, link to CGGE lisying on etsy, and forums for more information on the groups activities.

We are a non-juried glass group that is open to everyone who uses glass as their medium. We ask all members to have 5 “glass” items in their shops at all times. Membership is based on inclusiveness and member involvement; not strict rules, organizational structures and exclusivity. We strive to create a team with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging levels of success & experience. Therefore, we aim to welcome everybody who works with glass, despite their associations or current skill levels. We hope to foster a teaching environment where new members can learn from experienced mentors via shared knowledge and constructive critiques.The CGGE is steered by a leadership committee of 3-5 co-leaders, who rely on member input and majority rule to make decisions that affect the team. We are open to suggestions from our members and welcome initiative, creativity and diversity. The leadership committee may change at any time, based on who is passionate and dedicated to seeing this group become successful!. Our goals are; to foster an open creative and supportive environment for all glass artists, to learn and share glass techniques from each other, to share information and knowledge gained from outside the group and contribute to the Etsy community, to promote CGGE members' shops and glass-related activities, to promote ETSY as a site for handmade items at our craft fairs and shows that we attend, and most importantly to have fun!

CONTACT:Creationsinglass DichroicDazzle
MEMBERS: aardvart, agnieszka, ahna, amyburhoe, artandartifacts, artglassfusion, atomicglassworks, beadygirlbeads, bearhollowcreations, bibliogrrl, blackcatcreations, blissfulgardenbeads, cagedbirdsings, cercatrova, colorfiesta, creationsinglass, creativecurves, deborahsprague, designsinwireand, deza, dichroicdazzle, djinnglass, dkjewels, donnajodesigns, dosdulces, dreamspiralart, dyzart, etherealgirls, firechicktick, firespirit, gardenjewels, gazeduponglass, getglassy, gigisdesigns, glasshousejewelry, glassprimitif, glazzfusion, grapeislandglass, hurbanski, ignisdesigns, janetcrosbyfirefly, jelvehdesigns, jenniferwood, kimsglassart, lawatha, lepetitibijou, lettherebeglass, lisahammer, localcolorist, makinthebestofit, marciamenendez, matechuk, mjyglass1963, pamelaangus, pamloudy, papernclay, parrotflameworks, periwinklesuz, peterenedesign, pollyfusia, reddogdesigns, redscat, rkmstudios, rudywc, shasglasscrafts, shifflettstudios, shinedichroicsuk, smokeylady54, sonjaboo, squidglass, strikingglass, studio17, studiorickrack, thebauerstudio, urbangipsy

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Wanna Be A Winner?

Sign up to the EJA mailing list by the 20th June to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous jewellery from the Etsy Ecclectic Jewelry Artisans.
There will be three lucky winners, each will receive a bag of jewelry and handcrafted gifts.
There's still time to sign up, HURRY.

This is my donation to the prizes;