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something blue for you
this lovely stone bracelet only exquisite natural topaz blue gemstone in this beaded gold bracelet . … [more]
This attractive Keystone Projector Case wood mini bar keeps cocktail bar essentials in one convenient place. The… [more]
Michal Golan is an Israeli born jewelry designer and ceramist. All jewelry is handmade in her NYC studio using crystals and semi-precious ston… [more]
Beautiful lampworked glass by Jill Symons
As a glass artist, I am fascinated with the play of light upon glass. The beauty of glass beads is the simple power of glass itself; the power to transmit light. My approach to glass beadmaking is as simple as slowing down and letting the glass release the color, allowing the glass to speak.
I am constantly awed by the fluidity and form the solid glass takes. I draw inspiration from the glass itself and the way in which it seems to tell me what to do next. Drawing on a background in design, a passion for photography and a love of glass — ideas spill into dreams of what could be — always posing the question then of what else is possible and is there really a limit?
I remember the first time someone referred to my beads as ‘work’. My mind instantly denied that such joy could come from something called ‘work’. I have been making glass beads since 1999.
Practically good enough to eat.
The revolution will be squeaky clean! Welcome to Paintbox Soapworks, my labor of love & outlet for nonsensical highjinks since 2009…
I’m a former pastry chef, lifetime nature & media nerd, & the mother of two ridiculous boys, with my heart in west England, my soul in Chicago, & my feet in south-central PA. I’m also tartchef on Etsy & at bpal.org :)
Paintbox Soapworks was born out of my love for handicraft, beautiful fragrances, clean hands & awesome colors. It’s not a far leap from tempering chocolate to making soap, & I bring a lot of my pastry skills to the workbench, from piping techniques to working in percentages to blending scents. The sturdy, dough-kneading biceps help, too. My best ideas come to me in the middle of the night, or when I’ve had a song stuck in my head for a few days. Inspiration is a capricious beast, one I like to…