Friday, August 21, 2009

Beautiful Baubles

More artists and a fabulous way to help in this post. Give them love, heart their shops and, if you can, buy a little something...

First up tonight is Tracidawn78, another gifted lampwork artist. Check out this copper cored beauty:

And look at this tie-dyed bead called Hippie:

Both of the these and more beautiful beads are available in Tracidawn78's Etsy shop.

Our next artist is a very well known lampworker I've long admired and would just die to take a class from her. She is Anne Ricketts. Anne is a versatile artist and even writes tutorials for some of her most famous beads such as this one featured below.

One thing I didn't know about Anne was that she knits and adds her pretty buttons to the piece! Check out this beauty:

You can find even MORE of Anne's glorious beads on Ebay and I strongly urge you to take a look around her website. The pictures in her gallery are breathtaking! And... you glass workers out appears she is having a tutorial special on her website!!!! Check it out!

And finally, someone I know personally. Heidi Bond is in my ISGB group, the California Flame Surfers. She is a talented boro artist a little sidetracked. She noticed that her customers were always looking for a quick and easy way to wear a bead. So she started sewing and hand dyeing silk ribbons. But let's look at her first love:

And finally, let's take a look at Heidi's latest creation in ribbon: Bella. Heidi has ribbons galore in every color combination imaginable. But Bella was created to help artists... Heidi is donating all the profits from Bella to the Artisan and Glassworkers Legal Fund.

Heidi's work is found on Etsy and on her own website Jamnglass.

Please, won't you take a moment to check out these wonderful artists???

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