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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stylish and Chic Fused Glass Sushi Set - Custom Created In Your Color Choice {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite sushi lover? A wedding gift? A housewarming gift? Or perhaps pieces to coordinate with your dinnerware or dining room? If so, Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass sushi set for two is what you are looking for. The set comes complete with two 8 inch square sushi plates and two wasabi dishes in your choice of color(s) for $100. Additional pieces can be added, such as a 12 inch square sushi platter for $75, an 11 inch long sushi tray for $50, plates for $35 and wasabi dishes for $15.

Check out the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop for more fused glass goodness or to place an order for a custom creation.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

All Things Sassy! :: December 2009 Newsletter {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}

Happy Holidays from Sassy Glass Studio!

Here's the December 2009 edition of All Things Sassy!
Sassy Glass Studio 3-Day Open House Extravaganza
Holiday Gift Guide
Fused Glass Classes

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Sassy Glass Studio 3-Day Open House Extravaganza {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio will be holding an Open House Extravaganza over 3 days (see hours below) to give everyone a chance to come check out our one-of-a-kind fused glass art and relax with some refreshments. You will find great gifts or maybe something for yourself. Orders for custom creations will be taken throughout the Open House for delivery by Christmas.

Preview Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass art at Most pieces are available on-line through Etsy and new creations are posted on the blog. We love custom creations!

There is something Sassy for everyone!

Photographic prints by ALM Photo will also be available.


Friday, December 11th- 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 12th- 2pm to 6pm
Sunday, December 13th- 2pm to 6pm

Please invite your friends, the more the merrier! Sassy Glass Studio is located at 5000 Parkdale Road, two driveways up Parkdale on the right from the traffic light intersection of Cedar Lane and Inskip and Parkdale.  The Open House will be held in the new expanded glass studio in the building at the end of the driveway. There's plenty of parking in the driveway and on the lawn. Look for the lights!

See you here!

Here is a link to the event!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

All Things Sassy :: Handmade Holiday Gift Guide {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

It's been a bit since the last Handmade Holiday Gift Guide post, but I am back on track now and you can expect lots of great handmade gift ideas to come your way over the next month until Christmas.  Most of the items I will be featuring are created by Etsy sellers in my own community of Knoxville, Tennessee because I really think it is important to shop local whenever you can.  We have a growing collective of Etsy sellers on our Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team offering a wide range of hand-crafted goodies and you can find out more about them here.

Holiday Tip #2 :: It's a well-known fact that some folks are harder to shop for than others, but it is less difficult if that person shops on Etsy.  Most Etsy users have a bunch of items and/or sellers marked as "favorites" and you can view their favorites from their profile. So next time you are looking to get a unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list, just check their profile or ask them to share their list with you.

Gift Suggestion #2 :: Gorgeous quilted batik bags from Hamncheezr. Here is an example of the wonderful fabric goodies offered. Click here to visit Hamncheezr's Etsy shop.

Grab a cup of coffee and browse Hamncheezr's Etsy shop, you'll be sure to find something perfect for someone on your shopping list or maybe even yourself!

Be sure to check out Sassy Glass Studio's Etsy shop for one-of-a-kind fused glass art, become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @AllThingsSassy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Setting the Thanksgiving Table {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Looking to freshen up your Thanksgiving table this year?  Here are a couple items from the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop that will make your table thankful.

You'll be thankful guests don't leave a condensation ring on your antique table.

Perfect as a votive holder, nut or candy dish or gravy boat

A great hostess gift paired with a round of cheese and juicy grapes.

Stop by the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop to see all our fused glass goodness.

Sassy Glass Studio is available at these fine shops and galleries:

Yellow Sky Salon located at 1313 Rocky Hill Road, Knoxville
Southern Fried Gallery in Trillium Cove Shopping Center, Townsend
The Royal Studio & Gallery at 509 State Street, Bristol, VA

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

All Things Sassy :: Handmade Holiday Gift Guide {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Did you wake up Sunday morning fully rested and thankful for an extra hour of sleep only to realize it was the first day of November and you haven't even thought about Christmas shopping?  Don't worry, you aren't alone.  Lots of folks wait until Thanksgiving to begin their holiday hunting for the perfect gift, but more often than not that just leads to poor gift choices and too much stress.  Does the thought of wading through a sea of shoppers at a bog box store or mall make you light-headed?  Do you end up buying even your closest friends a bath and body collection because you can't find the perfect gift?  How about if I made it easy for you to find the item your gift recipient will recall as the "best gift ever"? 

The secret is to shop handmade and I will be sharing some fabulous gift suggestions and holiday tips with you over the next few weeks.  The featured items will be hand-crafted by Knoxville area artists and craftspeople in a wide range of prices so you will have no trouble finding something for everyone on your list. Psst...Santa you might want to pay attention too!

Tip #1 :: Stop by the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Holiday Show & Sale at West Town Mall on Saturday, November 7th from 10am to 9pm.  Over 40 local Etsy (your place to buy and sell handmade) will be represented at this event.  Lots of wonderful items will be available.  For a complete list of the participants click here.

Gift Suggestion #1 :: Delicious soy candles from Buzzabee.  Here is a sample of the wonderful candles offered.  Click here to visit Buzzabee's Etsy shop.

Gingerbread Cookie SOY Candle - 7.5 oz

Be sure to check out Sassy Glass Studio's Etsy shop for one-of-a-kind fused glass art, become a fan on Facebook at and follow on Twitter @AllThingsSassy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All Things Sassy! :: Late October/Early November 2009 Newsletter {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}

Halloween is just days away and before we know it we’ll be carving a turkey on Thanksgiving and trimming the tree for Christmas. Before you succumb to the craziness of the Holidays, take a moment to read the latest edition of All Things Sassy! Share it with your friends and family too.

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I have included the flyer for the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Holiday Show & Sale and I would love to have your help spreading the word by simply sharing the flyer with your friends and family. Lastly, I am also involved with Fantasy of Trees as a co-vice chair of two children’s activity areas- Santa Hats and North Pole Bracelets- and we are looking for volunteers to help by taking a shift or two during the event which runs November 25-29. The details are in the flyer at the bottom of this post.

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Look for another edition of All Things Sassy! to arrive in November with more great gift ideas and complete information about the 2nd Annual Open House. In the meantime be sure to check out the Etsy shop, the Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @AllThingsSassy to see what’s new and exciting at Sassy Glass Studio.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Holiday Show & Sale :: November 7th

The leaves are just beginning to make a change from verdant hues to brilliant shades of red, gold and orange and Halloween's trick-or-treaters have yet to come calling, but according to the news stories and retail store displays it is not too soon to begin thinking about shopping for Christmas.  Don't fool yourself, it really isn't too soon!  In an effort to help you get a jump-start on your holiday shopping for both gifts and decorative items I want to let you know all about a wonderful event taking place next month that is the perfect opportunity to find unique, hand-crafted items from over 40 Knoxville-area Etsy shops.  Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team will be holding their Holiday Show & Sale on Saturday, November 7th from 10a to 9p at West Town Mall.

Visit the Etsy shops participating in the Holiday Show & Sale any time by logging on to Etsy at and searching by vendor name or go directly to a shop by adding "" after the shop name listed below.  Many vendors will have items not available in their on-line shops at the Show & Sale so mark your calendar and make it a handmade holiday.

addiebear :: Cards and gift tags
artisandistrict :: Scarves and jewelry
beadmeup :: Jewelry
BGKDesigns :: Handcrafted jewelry and monogrammed items
BigDaddyLaneCreation :: Woodcrafts
boomsheboom :: Art wear, silk carves, clothing, accessories
Buzzabee :: Handmade bookmarks and soy candles
chandlercharms :: Jewelry, small gifts, hari accessories and jewelry holders
CooCoos :: Crochet items, women's undergarments, handbags, holiday stockings
creativefocusds :: Professional quality graphics
luckyroni :: Stationery, notecards and crocheted crafts"
DesignsbyDenae :: Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay
designsbypanda :: Painted birdhouses, painted gourds, coat hooks/racks, wrought iron wine racks and sinks
DoubleLoveDesigns :: Baby and children's apparel, personalized gifts
firetreefiveo :: Wearable art
hamncheezr :: Beautiful batik and quilted handbags
hraines40 :: Personalized, custom embroidery and dye sublimation, knitting, sweatshirts, aprons, bibs
InseineCreations :: Handcrafted soaps, soy candles, lip balms, body scrubs, lotions
jessicavanneste :: Jewelry
JPatPurses :: Unique handbags and accessories
karikatzi :: Knitted hot water cozies, night lights made from gourds, painted gourds
KnoxPhotoFusion :: Jewelry and ornaments with photos
lavenderhillcottage :: Shabby Chic, Cottage, French Country tea towels, pincushions
loveloveboutique :: Pillowcase dresses, bibs, onesies
megdesigns :: Jewelry, knitting, home décor
melhowardportraits :: Commissioned hand-drawn portraits, cigar box purses, magnets, key chains and cell phone charms
mjbordendesigns :: Hand-crafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry and original acrylic paintings
Moonelighte :: Gemstone beads and jewelry
OddlyEnchanting :: Precious & semi-precious gemstone jewelry, precious & semi-precious beaded jewelry
petalshandbags :: Handbags, totes, headbands, spirit ribbon hair ties and wallets
PureSilver :: Precious metal clay jewelry
QuackersandTea :: Baby quilts, stuffed animals, pillows and pincushions
Rossoaps :: Handmade goat's milk soap
fluff4ewe :: Fiber carded batts and hand-spuns
My7kids :: Luscious yummy yarns
heartfeltfun :: Recycled sweater creations
SassyGlassStudio :: One-of-a-kind fused glass art
ALMphotoTN :: Fresh fine art photography
snigglefritz :: Girl's skirts, rosette pins, rosette hairclips, baby ribbon paci clips
SouthernAlchemy :: Candles, soap and bath products
SouthernSkirts :: Handmade women's clothing and accessories
TheTrendyBaby :: Baby and children's items, personalized gifts
thirdhand :: women's accessories, jewelry, hats, hairpieces, art
XpressionsThatStick :: Vinyl decals, vinyl home decorations
yoganoodles :: Yoga-inspired artwork and home décor

Click here to become a Fan of Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @KCHSTknoxEtsy.  See you on November 7th!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Beginner Fused Glass Class :: September 22 and 23

Sassy Glass Studio held a Beginner Fused Glass Class on September 22 and 23 for three very creative, fun ladies. Victoria and her mother, Tina, joined Kathy, who had booked the class several weeks earlier. They all agreed "the more, the merrier" and I had to agree with them. I book classes for one to four students, the same price per student (unless you book a class and get three friends to join you and then you only pay half!) and same syllabus is covered. So no matter how many students are in your class you get a great overall education in fused glass techniques and equipment as well as the opportunity to create your own fused glass goodness. Students create a set of four coasters in the first class and their choice of a sun catcher, trivet/tile, nightlight or four pendants in the second class. Sassy Glass Studio provides all the tools and glass to complete the projects and the students bring their creativity. Check out the creative designs Victoria, Tina and Kathy came up with for their projects. Amazing work, ladies! Next stop: Intermediate Fused Glass Class where they will learn how to complete more intricate cuts including circles and the projects involve slumping and draping.

Supplies and Safety Equipment

Tools, Glass and Molds

Kathy working on her second project

Tina's beautiful fused glass coasters...each is unique!

Victoria is really into green!

Tina's second project, a night light, shiny and green.

Kathy's second project, a glass tile for her garden, is gorgeous.

Victoria designed this piece so it could have hooks added and be a key holder.

The first day's project, coasters, ready for firing!

To find out more about Sassy Glass Studio's Beginner and Intermediate Fused Glass Classes see the link at the top of the page or contact for details.  Come on and join the fun and create your own fused glass goodness!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Knoxville Twestival 2009...Meeting My Tweeps {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

It has been very hectic around Sassy Glass Studio, but I made time on Thursday, September 10th to attend Knoxville Twestival 2009 which was presented by Social Media Club of Knoxville, Knoxville Overground, Knoxville Social Media Association at the Knoxville Zoo.  Social media has been a great way to promote our businesses and I have been utilizing Facebook, Twitter, this blog and local social media venues with great success.  As soon as I spotted a tweet on Twitter that Knoxville Twestival was looking for donations for their silent auction I knew Sassy Glass Studio should be a part of this event.  The fused glass vase shown above was created especially for the event and it went home with @iberrychick at the end of the evening.  The event was wonderful, well attended and raised over $3,000 for the Salvation Army of Knoxville.  It was great to have the opportunity to meet many of my tweeps and make some business connections as well.

To find out more about Knoxville Twestival 2009 visit this link.  Follow Sassy Glass Studio on Twitter @AllThingsSassy.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Golden Sunflower Fused Glass Bowl featured on Etsy's Front Page {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Golden Sunflower fused glass bowl was featured in a gorgeous yellow and grey Etsy Treasury by elizamize a couple of days ago and it was featured on the front page.  If you aren't familiar with the Etsy front page then you might not know that this is a pretty big deal.  Lots of people will see your handmade item on the front page and it gives your shop a lot of exposure.  Many thanks to Elizabeth for including me in her striking Treasury and making my day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sassy Glass Studio Loves You! {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio has been very busy creating fused glass goodness, much of which has been custom creations for folks who have found Sassy Glass Studio on Etsy, through Facebook, Twitter, word-of-mouth or this blog; and I am grateful to have so many "fans" of my work. I love each and every one of you! I have also discovered I absolutely love teaching and now offer fused glass classes at both the beginner and intermediate levels in my studio. The look on student's faces when they create their projects is truly priceless. Their excitement fuels my own creativity and fires my passion for creating fresh fused glass art. The classes are a great way to explore a new art, learn new skills and create one-of-a-kind fused glass art to keep or give as gifts. Wouldn't you love to be able to give someone a pendant or set of coasters you made all by yourself?

So, besides creating fused glass goodness and teaching other how to create their own, I am also involved with the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team (KCHST) which is a collective of Knoxville-area artists and craftspeople selling their handmade goods on Etsy. We are getting ready for our first annual Holiday Show & Sale on November 7th and the fun starts tonight with a Meet and Greet at West Town Mall. Our first Show & Sale was in May and it was fabulous fun. It's a grass roots kind of event that gets everyone involved to spread the word and make it a success. I will be posting more information here, but you can also become a fan of the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Facebook page by clicking here or follow us on Twitter. If you would like more information about the KCHST or the Holiday Show & Sale, please contact me at

Lastly, I want to thank all of the wonderful people who have become fans of Sassy Glass Studio and encouraged me to continue to build and expand my fused glass art in new directions and who have featured me on their websites and blogs and in their Etsy Treasuries. It means a lot to me to be recognized by fellow artists and craftspeople and I like to share these little bits of recognition on the Sassy Glass Studio Facebook page and on Twitter.

Now you know what Sassy Glass Studio has been up to lately and I hope you will stop by for a visit again soon!

Here's some fused glass goodness to start your day!

Sushi platter in black, white and clear art glass (12 X 12)

Custom creation : Bold and Beautiful sushi platter (12X12)

and matching set of four coasters

Pink Wildflowers Bowl in pink and green art glass

Custom Creation : Orange, yellow and green sushi platter (12 X 12)

Custom Creation : Tall vase in purple, navy and cobalt and

matching votive holder/paper clip holder

Thank you for stopping by and visit the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop to see more one-of-a-kind fused glass art.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

All Things Sassy! :: August 2009 {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Fresh off the press! Here's the August 2009 edition of All Things Sassy! Please share it with anyone you think might be interested in Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass art. Enjoy!
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:: Quick links ::

Etsy shop

ArtFire shop

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fresh From the Kiln :: Fused Glass Goodness {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio has been very busy the last few weeks creating fresh fused glass art, jewelry and home decor items. Here is a sampling of some of the newest items listed (or soon to be listed) in the Etsy shop. Please stop by the shop to check out the new items. Many of the pieces are perfect for gifts and decorating your home or office. We love custom creations so if you don't see something in just the right color, size or style we can design a piece just for you. Enjoy!

Flower Power Fused Glass Pendant
Shades of Citrus Fused Glass Business Card Holder
Custom creation - 12 inch square sushi platter (sold)
Stunning sunflower fused glass decorative bowl
Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @AllThingsSassy and stay up-to-date on All Things Sassy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Sky's the Limit {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Great news! Sassy Glass Studio is now available at Yellow Sky Salon located at 1313 Rocky Hill Road in Knoxville. Nichole French, a stylist at Yellow Sky Salon, found Sassy Glass Studio on Facebook and became a fan. Nichole and salon owner Cristina McClure were looking for some local artists to display their art for sale in the salon which opened in June and Sassy Glass Studio is thrilled to be among those chosen.

Please stop by, call or visit Yellow Sky Salon for more information about their wonderful salon services and to see some Sassy Glass Studio fused glass goodness up-close and personal. Tell them Sassy sent you!
PS...I love the fabulous complimentary design and cut Nichole gave me to get a complimentary design and cut too!

Yellow Sky Salon
1313 Rocky Hill Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 560-8894

Do you have a shop or salon that would like to consign some of Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass art? Contact us at 865.406.3870 to discuss the possibilities. The sky's the limit!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Beginner Fused Glass Class :: You + Three Friends = Summer Special

Tools of the Trade
You + Three Friends = Summer Special
For a limited time only!

Sassy Glass Studio's Beginner Fused Glass Class just got even better! Now through September 30, 2009, if you book a class and three friends sign up with you, you pay only $100 for your class...that's half price! Classes must be completed by the end of October 2009. Payment in full must be received two weeks prior to first class to hold dates.

What are you waiting for? Get some friends (or family members) together to learn a new craft, create some fused glass goodness of your own and have a great time!

Please see the information above under Fused Glass Classes for details. Class size is currently limited to 4 students; however, if you have a larger group, please call me to discuss.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Beginner Fused Glass Class :: Awesome Projects and Good Fun {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Are you interested in learning how to create your own fused glass art? If so, you are in luck! Several students have scheduled Beginner Fused Glass Classes and there are spaces available. Please check the calendar section on the right for class dates and times. Limit 4 students per class. Schedule your own class and get three friends to attend with you and you save $100 off the cost of your class. That's half price!
Contact me at or 865-406-3870 to sign up.

Visit the Beginner and Intermediate Fused Glass Classes link above for details.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Super Sassy Sale :: Save 25% Through Midnight August 1st {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}


Sassy Glass Studio is having a Super Sassy Sale!! Sassy shoppers will receive 25% off through midnight August 1st, 2009!! Get 25% off the entire inventory of the Etsy shop for the next 36 hours!! Discount will be refunded via PayPal after purchase completion. Super Simple...Super Sassy!

Super Sassy Bonus...if you spend over $150 you will receive a free pendant ($25 value)!! Help Sassify the world and share this special opportunity with your friends and family.

Super Special Sassy a Beginner Fused Glass Class by midnight August 1st, 2009 you will save 25% too! Discounted class rate will be only $175!! Payment must be received by August 8th.
Visit the Sassy Glass Studio Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @AllThingsSassy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blame it on the Rain...a "dreary" Etsy Treasury featuring Ominous Sky {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Ominous Sky Fused Glass Plate

Check out this fabulous Etsy Treasury of items in shades of always a classic grey. I especially love the umbrella pendant and the stormy ring. Beautiful!

Click here to view the Treasury!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Unleashing My Creativity in the Studio {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio had the opportunity to custom create several fused glass platters, vases and plates for Knoxville law firm, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Here are photographs of the pieces created to coordinate with their office decor. The color palette throughout the office is varying shades of grey and the glass was chosen to compliment those colors as well as accentuate the stunning photography of Senator Howard Baker, senior counsel to the law firm. The orange and white platter, shown below, is a unique addition to the firm's Volunteer Conference Room. This platter is entitled "Tennessee River" and reflects the river's flowing currents.

Sassy Glass Studio loves custom creations! Contact us to discuss your home or office decor needs today. Visit our Etsy shop for fantastic gifts and accents.