Sunday, March 31, 2013

Our electroformed beads turned out great!
Here they are...



Here are some examples of beads finished on the lap grinder to get those creative juices flowing.  Remember to think from the inside out and/or in layers of layers of color.
CZs and silverglass surprise in the middle
Frit on the outside makes a nice random pattern

Silver glass surprise inside

Manipulated the glass layers by pressing from the outside
 Goldstone surprise in every box
There are lots of things you can do that come out beautifully when you grind a little of the glass off.

Friday, June 8, 2012


The HSGB "Houston Hotties" recently participated in the ISGB fundraiser Journey. Hotties were asked to bring a bead to be photographed for our chapter page.

The Houston Society for Glass Beadmakers (HSGB) is a group of lampwork artists founded in 2005. We meet once a month to enjoy the company of other artists, share techniques and demos and to have a great time.

Our work shows our diversity. Although we are bound together by a shared love of glass, we are consistently in awe of the work that we see our other members create, which many times is so different from our own.

These are our Journey beads:
(in alphabetical order by first name)
Al Starr
Ann DeHoff
Deborah Mailhot

Dorothy Grimes

Ginger Young

Karen Headstream

Lisa Blanchard

Martha Brogdon
 Mary Torres
Sharlyn Premuda

Everyone's beads were awesome and I can't wait to see what our page looks like!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tomorrow is Auction Day!!

We received a couple of last minute photos of items that will be up on the block tomorrow afternoon!

6 lbs Moretti Purple (EDP)
5 lbs Moretti Ink Blue
3.89 lbs Mosaic Green
Ten (10) 3/4" Mini Mashers

Kendra Bruno
Amber and Black Bead Set

Thanks to everyone who contacted supporters to donate and to all of our contributors! We couldn't do it without all of you!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Auction This Sunday at 2pm!!
Westador Clubhouse, 17715 Cali Drive, Houston, 77090
It's almost time - Be there or be square!!!
This will likely be the last blog entry until after the auction. There may not be much more to photograph and I have items I need to work on for the auction, both to donate and sorting the items we have received.

I really want to thank all of you for working so hard to get items in for the auction. This would not be as big of a success as it is every year without all of the Hotties working together to make it that way!

And now on to the goodies...

Jelveh Designs
Three (3) Key Mandrels

 Moretti and More
The Enameled and Etched Beads of Diana East (book)
1 1/2 lb of Vetrofond Odd Lot Dark Pink
1 1/2 lb Vertofond Odd Lot Ocean Blue
1 1/2 lb Vetrofond Light Lemon Yellow
Five (5) bags of frit
Two (2) bags of Millifiori 

 Thanks so much! I hope you all enjoy the auction, I can't wait to see everyone. The auction is usually a lot of fun and this year will be no exception!!

Monday, May 14, 2012


I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!

More auction goodies for your viewing pleasure!

1 lb Lauscha Blutonium
1 lb Lauscha Stardust Blue
"Fire in Flight" DVD featuring Shane Fero

Fire Mountain Gems
Sesame Jasper, Onyx & Mountain Jade Necklace with Sterling Clasp

There will be more pictures tomorrow.
Come on back and see what's up!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Happy Mother's Day to all the "Hot Mamas" out there!

I received a couple of items today and i have to share.

The auction is almost here...are you ready??

Hayley Tsang
Silver Cored Silver Glass Focal

Foster Fire
2 jars Smooth N' Tuff Bead Release
2 jars Heavy Duty Bead Release
3 jars (sample size) Heavy Duty Bead Release

...and a message from Robin at Foster Fire. I had to share, just for fun.

The countdown will continue on Monday, due to Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Today for your viewing pleasure

Rio Grande
68 rod Messy Master Assortment
33 Rod Messy Assortment
17 Rod Messy Pinks and Purples Assortment

That Frit Girl
10 Z-99 Rocks
20 1oz Bags or Jars of Frit Blends

Come back tomorrow...the countdown continues and hopefully there will be more pictures to share!