Thursday, February 26, 2015

Life's a Beach

  So..., Imagine you are walking along a beach, listening to the surf and checking out the tiny stones at your feet. 

What do you see?

  This is what Wanda Lane, 
a Textures Artisan sees. Cool eh?

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fibre Art by Marry-Anne

Mary-Anne working in her garden last summer.

Inspired by a real Cat

Purses featuring re-purposed needle work.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

February 14th 2015

  Valentine's Day brings out the romantic spirit in people and the corny side of our nature too.(maybe)

Unchain my Heart

Bee My Honey

Caution, my heart is breakable!

Remember when you were a kid and sent Valentine Cards?
You can be a kid again.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Is Just Around the Corner

  Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, chocolate is good but 

 jewellery lasts longer. 

Baltic Amber is classic

go with 

a smaller piece,

Textures has a bounty from which to 

 Come on out and brighten your snowy, overcast February day.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friends for a Cold Winter's Day

  When I return from a day out in the cold, I want to be met by something warm and cuddly.

Ya got'ta love a puppy

Wonderfully, snooze-able 

Welcome to the sun drenched African Savanna 

Our holiday is over and it is time to get rolling on fun, new things for the store. Come in and see what we are working on for Spring.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 2015 Shop Window

  With the fuss and bother of the holiday past it is business as usual.

our window displays change 15 times a year

so come out and see what is featured 

this time!

looks like warm things to me.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Fused Glass - Margo Foreman

 Welcome to the New Year.  Lets have fun, share ideas and make stuff.

 My name is Margo Foreman and I am a fused glass artist and I love bright colours.

 The fused glass process starts out like stained glass where shapes are cut from flat glass pieces.  

 The first stage is heating the glass  in the kiln at 1500 degrees, the glass melts and runs together.

 The second time in the kiln the temperature is lower and so the glass softens and will take on the shape of a mould. This is also when the glass is annealed and stabilized.
 Glass is a unique medium with which to work, its molecules though appearing solid, are always in motion. Annealing is the part of the fusing process that makes glass hardy and dishwasher safe, food safe and as strong as possible. When annealing glass I keep the glass molecules in their 'happy place' (a specific temperature) for 2 hours.