Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Road Trip(s)

September is a road trip month.

The 1st trip is September 2-4 to McAllen Texas down in the Valley.
Friday is their 1st Friday Art Walk in McAllen. I'll be participating.
Then I will be teaching Beadmaking I and II on Saturday and Sunday at Yoli's studio.
McAllen Stainglass is located in the most beautiful Art Village. Yoli and her studio were featured in Art Glass magazine this July/August issue.
Nicole Lozano of Glass Touch will be coming with me to assist just in case I need and extra pair of hands .

Don't worry if you need to drop by the Studio in San Antonio my Son or Hubby will be there to assist you on Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3.

The next trip is September 16-18 to Wired Up Beads in Southlake TX that is in the Dallas Forth Worth area.I will be teaching a Sparkle and Bling class on dichroic glass Friday and Saturday then a cool Button class on Sunday.

Wired Up Beads studio

Now if you are going to need any glass or supplies while I'm away this trip please come by Dream Fire Glass Studio early as it will be closed Thursday September 15th through the weekend. From time to time the studio will be close to accommodate my traveling teacher schedule. To make sure you are in the loop please sign up for the newsletter by clicking on link on the top right of the blog. This will allow you to sign up to get emails from me about the studio and  special announcements.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Product of the Week

Exciting news That Frit Girl Frits are now available at Dream Fire Glass

Bunches and bunches of cute little jars of full of wonderful frit blends.

There are Raku blends, Adventurine blends, Faux Boro blends and Fun blends

Aren't they pretty? Come by the studio and see for yourself.

Check out That Frit Girl's blog  or website

Saturday, August 20, 2011

ISGB Gathering 2011

I thinks it's about time I showed you some of the fun that we had at the Gathering.
These Photos are some of the picture Carlos Bazan and I took.I am so grateful that he shared his wonderful pictures with me. I was really busy with volunteering this year and I missed taking as many photos as I usually do.
My Gathering started with two full days of meetings.
No picture there....
But after the meetings there was fun

Now volunteering is really fun !
I had the pleasure of being the bus tour guide.Where I not only got to meet  friends but visit my work ands that of my friends at the Galleries.
Sharon and Janice

Gallery Jonjobe

Sam and Pendents at Jonjobe

Vicki Munie's Neptune's Horse at Flame run

Two South Region members Sam and Sage

The Bead Bazaar was great this year.

Amy Waldman- Smith She is going to teach at Dream Fire Glass

Ronit she amazes everyone each year

Annemarie and me at Annemarie's table

Shruti at my table best hugs ever!

The Banquet and silent auction were fun

Kim wins

Sam, Ellie(took her 1st class from me)and Emily

      Then at the closing party - trading there was lots of trading

Awe Shari don't be shy she loves it

Carlo's trading

Sharon draws a crowd!

Well friends that is the short version
And a good time way had by All!
Start saving for next year.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friends on Friday

Dream Fire Glass had a little get together for The Fiery Friday Regulars.

Yes those are chairs hanging on the wall- small space living!

Now that the retail part of the studio is open we have a place to get together but no torches up and running yet.
We all miss the camaraderie and hearing what everyone is up to as much as we miss the torch time.
I wanted to get everyone back together for a little face time. Even without fire and melting glass we had a good time( can you tell by the smiles) and will do it again on September 9th. The advantage to Friends on Friday is we can have a little adult beverage with our snacks. I would say a good time was had by all.

I was there with glass in hand
I forgot to take pictures earlier in the evening. So I just have the night owls pictures.They are use to Fiery Fridays going into the wee hours of the night.

Now on to the studio progress.
The good news is the fan for the hood is on order!The hood is being built! We have the insulation

The insulation in the warehouse is going in today thanks to my great hubby,son and the nicest friend ever Tom.

Remember it is VERY HOT here right now even in the early morning. Their hard work will be enjoyed by all  in the hot summers or cold winter (Ha winter - well it could happen).

A beautiful sight

Thank you to everyone who came by and said Hi and supported you local Flameworking studio!
Thank you guys for your hard work on the insulation

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Soft Opening August 10th

Soft Opening:
An unannounced or lightly announced business opening.

Yes tomorrow is the Soft Opening for Dream Fire Glass.
Why a soft opening?
I'm saving the Grand opening for later. When the torches and hood are ready to go and classes begin.

The glass is in and labelled the supplies and tools are on the wall. The jewelry is displayed in the cases.
So why not open the retail part!

Come by say Hi and support your local flameworking studio.

Friday will be a special treat. For those of you missing your Fiery Friday camaraderie come by after 6pm and have a glass of wine or a cold drink and a snack. We'll stay as long as their are cool drinks and friends.
Please let me know if you are going to drop by Friday night.
210-342-3473 leave a message.

Where is the new Studio?
Just off West Avenue
11916 Persuasion
Look for the black and white sign
Dos Mimis & Dream Fire Glass
Art Glass Studios

From West avenue turn on Rhapsody (if you turned into Panchito's that's the wrong way) and then right on Persuasion Dream Fire Glass is on the left next to the alteration shop.

Coming from 281 take Nakoma to Persuasion  (the street before West avenue) turn left go one block cross Rhapsody. Dream Fire Glass is on the left

If you are coming from Bitters turn on West avenue and go to Rhapsody turn left (the left hand turn signal is really a long wait.) I prefer turning on Nakoma and then a quick right onto Persuasion- I'm in the next block

Now Parking is limited in front of the studio. During the week days - Only park in 11916 or un marked spaces. You can also park on the street.

Studio Hours
Wednesday - Friday 11am -7pm (well this friday later)
Saturday 10 am to 5pm
closed Sunday ,Monday Tuesday

I think that covers it. Looking forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Took a Break

Yes I took a little break before the studio opens. I went to the International Society of Glass Beadmakers  ISGB annual get together called the Gathering.
This year it was in Louisville KY. There was so much to do and see.
I visited the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft to see the Gaudi piece and all of the Convergence III necklaces.

Beautiful is all I can say.

I also went to Gallery Jonjobe and saw the Pendent show. I was blown away to see my necklaces prominently displayed right in the front as you walked in the door what an honor

I'll be home soon and the store will open but right now I'm visiting my friend Susie

and eating Cupcakes.

Winner of Cupcake wars!

What can I say life is hard.
See you all soon! Hope you need lots of glass. Drop by on Wednesday and check out the new place.