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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!