blackburnarts' Shop Announcement

My name is Melissa and I'm a glass designer in the humid, fragrant American South. I make glass jewelry from Bullseye fusible glass AND from used bottles I get from rummaging around my own recycle bin and those of my neighbors.

I can’t stop trying new techniques and that’s why my shop looks like 25 very different Melissas are at work here. (It’s a good thing that there is only one of me, though, because I work in a tiny tiny studio in my heavily wooded backyard.)

I fire all my glass in an electric ceramic kiln to at least 1500 degrees to melt it into a nice solid mass and then get out my diamond wet saw, diamond grinders and engravers to slice, carve and drill each piece individually.

The pieces are fired again in the kiln after grinding, but just until the outside of the glass starts to melt and that creates a great glossy surface.

Why, yes, there are a lot of steps and it is very time consuming, but I just love doing it!

Check out my website:
my blog:

And look for me on Facebook, too at: Melissa Blackburn Glass Design

If you want to subscribe to my email list and get the latest updates (I promise I won't send out a lot of junk!)....use this link:

My work is available at:

Just Be
Jewelry, Art & Gifts
352 S Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Fri-Sat 9pm

Saxapahaw Mercantile
1616 Jordan Drive
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
(919) 928-5114

Brightside Gallery
170 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
(336) 736-8714
Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Shop at Green Hill
Greensboro Cultural Center
200 N. Davie St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: 336-333-7460
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm

Greensboro Historical
Museum Shop
130 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone: 336.373.2043

Anastasio's Stained Glass Studio
420 N.Howe Street
Southport, North Carolina 28461
(910) 363-4678

I also have beads and findings and other supplies at my other shop,

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.