Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wine Bottle Wind Chimes (Recycled/Repurposed)

After great consideration I have just completed a new design for my wine bottles. They have turned out so well and are becoming a big hit on my etsy site for the short time that they have been on there.

Each wine bottle is cleaned and the label is removed. I handcut each bottle, then I grind the edges to a smooth finish. After assembling the wind chime, I test each one outside on my patio for its durability. They can handle a nice gentle to medium breeze and they sound wonderful. I'v even left one out in a storm the other day just to see how it would handle a fairly strong wind. It actually did perfect.

Each of my wine bottle wind chimes come in different sizes. No two are ever going to be alike.

They would be perfect for any out door patio or garden area. They also look great just hanging in the corner of a room to add an interesting unique touch.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Enter My Monthly Drawing to Win!

Hello my fans! I'm having a drawing each month to win something FREE from my Etsy shop. For the Month of June I will be randomly select a name from one of my fans on my facebook business fan page. All you have to do to be entered to win is go to my Facebook Business page and become a fan and you will automatically be entered in each Monthly drawing.

For the Month of June I will give away a 3D stained glass butterfly.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fused Glass Coaster in blues

I have something new in my shop today. Perfect for a housewarming gift or just to protect you furniture for those disturbing water rings. I'm starting to really explore my kiln now and I'm having a blast. Currently I'm getting ready for an Art show in West Texas. I'v been so busy the past few weeks. I should probably start thinking about my setup. Talk about manual labor. I may leave that job to my husband. Yes! that is a great idea. Husband will do my booth set up. Thank goodness he is handy like that. LOL

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Business Plan

I have not blogged in quite some time. So today I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf. I have decided to open a stained glass and fusing studio in down town Waco, Texas. I have just started making a business plan to present to my bank to see how much money they will loan me for my start up. I never realized that the making a business plan was such a pain in my ... Anyway I have fininished with my mission statement and my studio description. Now I'm working on my objectives and goals. I never realized that there was so much involved. I will be looking for a mentor in the very near future. If anyone of my followers fits this bill, please feel free to contact me through my blog by leaving a comment. I need all the support and help I can get.