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I wish you peace in your hearts for the New Year!

Wishing you peace and love throughout the New Year.
Brooklyn Bead Goddess

Winter Solstice Celebration

The Return of Light: A VERY special Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration
with the teachers of Sangha Yoga – December 20thThis is our SECOND ANNUAL winter solstice celebration! The shortest day of the year is coming! After the winter solstice, the days get longer, and the nights shorter. It’s a seasonal shift everyone notices and the perfect time to plant new seeds. Come out and practice with the entire Sangha staff and meet some of the new teachers joining us in January! This class will be candle lit, all levels and donation only.
Come join the teachers of Sangha Yoga as they offer sweet chants,
meditation, and a rhythmic flowing class to candlelight.  Dissolve
into the inner darkness and return to the light.
Time:  6:30-8:00
Cost:  Donation Class; Pay what you want
Sangha Yoga PA 5023 East Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Lampwork Glass Beads make special gifts. Offering Free U.S. Shipping.

Visit my website. Cobalt Blue Letter Opener decorated with my handmade lampwork glass beads. Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Barware, Desk accessories, Bulletin board tacks, Magnets and more.

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Cobalt Blue Letter Openers Decorated With My Lampwork Beads

Collage of my Cobalt Blue Letter Openers.
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Decorate your bulletin board with style. Lampwork Glass Bead Push Pin Tacks.

Lampwork Glass Beads. Bulletin Board Push Pins. Colorful, Fun, Unique, Pretty, Wild. Find them on my website here:

 Note: The pointed end on these are very sharp. The small beads are made of glass.  These items are NOT for CHILDREN. As always, please be responsible.

Holiday Blog Ring Week 4 - Handmade Artists Shop - December 11th - 18th.

Welcome to Makin the Best Of It.
Hand painted glassware that will add drama to any table.
One of kind sea glass jewelry which brings summer 
into your life all year
around. Custom painted wedding invitations which are
perfect for gifts.

Custom orders for your choice of colors and patterns are always welcome. Makin the Best Of It began as a hobby and grew into a business. I wanted to create something beautiful that was useful as well...and custom glass painting began!  Add to the fact that we are lucky enough to live along the New Jersey shore and have access to the most wonderful sea glass, another addiction was born. See more beautiful items here: and leave your comments below.  Thank you~
 And always check out what's happening here. Where the fun begins.

Lampwork Bead Bracelet. Handmade Glass Art Jewelry.One of a kind design.

Just finished this Custom Order.  You can see more of my work on my Website:

Thank you for visiting. Comments welcome below.

Flameworker, Lampworker, Glass Bead Maker..

What my family thinks I do, What my friends think I do, What society thinks I do, What glassblowers think I do, What I think I do, What I really do.

Lights, Camera , Action. Time to do some research.

Sometimes just reading your camera manual helps to understand the settings you can achieve to make special effects.

Winter can be colorful.

Playing around with your camera settings can make basic photos vibrant with color.

Desk Accessories. Handcrafted Lampwork Glass Bead Glass Magnifier. One Sold.Two more available.

Silver-plated magnifying glass with my artisan lampwork handcrafted glass beads. Measures 5-1/5 inch long. Beautiful and well crafted. Purchase them from my website here: This one has been sold.  
Still available   Still available

Holiday Blog Ring Week 3 - December 4-11, 2013

HOLIDAY BLOG RING 2013 Welcome to week 3 of the 2013 Holiday Blog Ring!  This ring will run 5 weeks.  Each week, there will be two featured artists.  This week's featured artists are: Ananasa Blog and Shop started when two sisters wanted to expose the hidden beauty of the Middle East to the world.
Ananasa takes away the headaches of logistics, customer service & marketing so artisans can focus on creating their handmade items and individuals worldwide can buy unique items from the Middle East easily. 

Check it out here !

And the second featured artists is 
Highland Princess Designs

This necklace is a series of rainbow ribbons decorated with various bells, beads, and charms. All metal pieces in the necklace are base metal, while the beads are a mix of Swarovski and glass.  Click here to view this beautiful piece.

The Harrisburg CSA (Community Supported Art) is now seeking Shareholders for our 2013 season!

Harrisburg Art CSA Harrisburg Art CSA in partnership with the MakeSpace in Midtown Hbg Focus on Local: Meet CSA Artist: April Grinaway
Harrisburg Art CSA: Focus on Local: Meet CSA Artist April Grinaway:   

APRIL GRINAWAY : Making my own beads is an art I've been enjoying for years...(read more) APRIL GRINAWAY: Flamework Glass Bead Jewelry

Shares ($150) will buy two works of unique art from makers in your community. This is a one-of-a-kind program in Harrisburg, and one that works very hard to provide a fair wage to the artists and a decent price to shareholders.
Purchasing a Share The Harrisburg (Art) CSA is local to the central P.A. region. This is a home grown effort to support the arts and artists in our towns. We are seeking members to Join the CSA today to keep this effort going! 
Purchase your share via the following means:
A.  Contact the CSA directly @ to set up your purchase.  Then mail a check or drop off payment in person
B.  Make a payment through our partne…

Oh, I'm missing my garden flowers.