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I am now a proud member of WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online) www.Worldwidewomenartists.com

All shipments are sent out USPS first class mail. If you would like insurance I can add that for an additional cost to you just let me know at time of check out before you pay so I can send you revised invoice.

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Etsy does not yet accept coupons at checkout. This feature is expected soon. Meanwhile, I do a simple little work-around by sending a separate invoice.

To redeem your coupon:

1) ENTER CODE: enter the coupon code in the Message to Seller box on the Order Confirmation screen

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  • Female
  • Joined June 18, 2006

Favorite materials

Glass, Silver, Metal, watercolor, paint, beads

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About

I am now a proud member of WWAO (Worldwide Women Artists Online) www.Worldwidewomenartists.com

All shipments are sent out USPS first class mail. If you would like insurance I can add that for an additional cost to you just let me know at time of check out before you pay so I can send you revised invoice.

{ . U S I N G . . C O U P O N S . }

Etsy does not yet accept coupons at checkout. This feature is expected soon. Meanwhile, I do a simple little work-around by sending a separate invoice.

To redeem your coupon:

1) ENTER CODE: enter the coupon code in the Message to Seller box on the Order Confirmation screen

2) HOLD PAYMENT: do NOT send payment at the time of order (disregard the PayPal link at the end of the checkout process)

3) INVOICE: wait for my separate PayPal invoice with the adjusted discount

4) PAY: pay my invoice ASAP



A Little About Me and My Glass!

I have always been interested in arts and crafts but once I saw the process of how they made Glass beads and fused glass I knew I had to find out more. So I did and now I‘m hooked. I have my very own home studio where I use a mixed fuel torch to make beads and a kiln to properly anneal all the glass. Annealing means to make it stronger, to relieve stress caused when melting the glass together. I also use my kiln to melt or fuse glass together which is what I have been doing more of lately. I welcome custom orders and am willing to work with you to get you what you are looking for.
I am featured today 6-19-08 in cjswoodlandshed blog stop by and check it out
http://cjswoodlandshed.blogspot.com
I am featured in shoozles blog 6-11-08
http://shoozles.wordpress.com/
I was featured in April,07 Brag pages Library of outstanding design in Beadbugle.com online Magazine.
http://www.beadbugle.com/html/brag_page_-_current_month_.html

I am a member of the Etsy Glass Artists check out the web-site all the other great members. I also did a interview with the group and you can read it here. www.etsyglass.com

My name is Cari and I live in sunny southern California were I make all my glass jewelry in my home garage studio.


- When did you first become interested in glass?
I think I have always had an interest in glass in fact I remember as a child going to an amusement park and standing mesmerize while watching a man form a little glass figurine on a torch. I then saw it again some years ago at a Fair where a man was blowing glass. I had no idea that I could do it out of my home. I did some researched and found out I could order a cheap torch kit and read everything I could get my hands on. I couldn’t wait to get started so I found out what I needed, ordered it and I haven’t looked back.

- What do you like best about what you do? I love it, to me its so relaxing like I am in my own little world. I unfortunately have a full time day job so once I get home I cant wait to get out to my studio. I have been Fusing and lampworking for 3 years now and can say its still exciting to open the kiln and see creation you have made the day before.

- Is there a pattern in the way you select materials? In the way you use color, texture or light? Nope, I just go with what I like and what I think will look good together. I try to make a wide selection of color, size and shape. But since Blue is my favorite color I tend to use it lot.

- What inspires you? How are your inspirations expressed in your work? I often look at pictures or just shapes of things and think how could I incorporate them into a piece of glass. Sometime I wake up in the middle of the night and have a great idea that I just cant wait to try. My Mind is always pondering what I can make next.

- How much time is spent creating your pieces? Depends on the day but I spend anywhere from one to four hours a day on it.

- What are your techniques and style and how do these relate to the medium?
My style? I guess, however I am feeling that day. I don’t think I really have a so-called "style" or if I do I wouldn’t know what call it.
- What do you find most challenging about your work in the glass arts? The oh so many ways you can use glass and how you never know how its going to turn out. Sometime you think you have made a great piece and once it come out of the kiln it’s not as great as you thought.

- How did you find Etsy? What do you like most about it? I started thinking about selling my glass creations and was searching the Internet where I happened to stumble across Etsy. I love Etsy its so easy to use and is relatively inexpensive for someone just starting out. I also love the fact that its for handmade items and is bringing artistry back. It’s also great to find a place with so many great people who share the same passion.

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