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Monday, June 29, 2009

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

Have you been wondering how I create Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass art and jewelry? Now is your chance to find out and create your own fused glass art and jewelry at the same time! Keep reading for more information...
Class began with an overview of glass, tools and supplies
Safety is important when working with glass
Examples of glass to be worked with in class
Student work area and syllabus
More supplies and tools
First days project was a set of coasters
Cutting the glass for pendants
A clean break
Running the score
Lining up the straightedge for a straight cut
Cutting triangles for the flower pendant petals
Cleaning the glass with vinegar
Pendants ready for firing in the kiln
Pendants after firing...perfect!
Sassy Glass Studio is now offering fused glass classes for individuals and small groups on your schedule. Beginner Fused Glass Class is two four-hour sessions and includes two projects, one of which can be up to four pendants of your own design, such as shown above. The cost for Beginner Fused Glass Class is $150 and includes all materials, tools and handouts. Intermediate Fused Glass Class (prerequisite is Beginner Class) is $200. Limit four students per class. Get a group of friends together and have fun learning how to create your own fused glass art and jewelry to give as gifts or keep for yourself!
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Friday, June 19, 2009

The Fabulous Announcement You Have Been Waiting For {One-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville}

Sassy Glass Studio has been busy creating new pieces, some will be available for sale in the Etsy shop and others are custom creations. Several exciting new designs will soon be available for pet lovers! I have also been working on fused glass class lesson plans and will be holding my first fused glass class next week. Are you interested in participating in one-on-one or small group classes? If so, contact me for details and to get on the schedule. It's a great opportunity to learn how to create functional and decorative glass art.
So...maybe you are really here to see what the fabulous special announcement is and you are wondering when I am going to get to that. How about, now!
I am offering a 10% discount code (FAN10) for purchases through the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop to all fans of All Things Sassy until July 31st, 2009. For this special discount a fan is considered to be anyone who follows this blog, follows me on Twitter, is a fan of the Facebook page, or subscribes to the newsletter. Fans in Knoxville will also receive free shipping or delivery (KNOXSHIP)! Follow the instructions below to receive the 10% discount / free shipping.
How to use the code(s):
First add an item(s) from my shop to your cart and start the check out process.
Enter the code "FAN10" for the 10% discount and "KNOXSHIP" for free Knoxville shipping in the 'notes to seller' and the email address where the revised invoice should be sent.
Complete the order but do NOT go to Paypal to pay.
You will receive a revised invoice, and a link to complete payment, via email reflecting the discount.
Note: If you have any questions or concerns about using the codes and completing a purchase, e-mail me or call me ( or 865-406-3870).
Don't see just the right piece in the shop? Sassy Glass Studio loves custom creations. Contact me to discuss your design and colors and I will create a fabulous, one-of-a-kind fused glass work of art.
Oh, by the way...feel free to pass this on to your friends and family members who may be interested! Just ask them to become fans of Sassy Glass Studio through any of the above mentioned socla medias. New items will be added during the discount period so check back often. Custom orders are not subject to a discount, but are eligible for free shipping/delivery in Knoxville.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BGKDesigns is Simply Creative :: A Shout Out to a Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Member

Back around the beginning of the new year I searched on Facebook for people in Knoxville with Etsy listed as an interest or activity and I found several new "friends", one of whom was Brenda Kerns. Brenda, it turns out, lives not very far from me so I now refer to her as my "neighbor". She seems a whole lot nicer than my real neighbors anyway. Being a retired school teacher apparently was not exciting enough for Brenda so she began to find some creative outlets, one of which is monogramming and the other is making jewelry. She likes the classy look monogramming gives her bags, bandannas, bibs and other items that are both utilitarian and beautiful. Her jewelry is bright and shiny and attracts the eye of all her pass by her booth at an art and craft show or in her Etsy shop on-line.

Here are some photos I took this past Saturday at the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival of Brenda's booth.

Tools of the trade
The booth
Brenda Kerns
I am always drawn to the bright colors!
Shoppers galore!
Brenda is a member of the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team and participated in our first Spring Show & Sale in May. Her booth was beautifully decorated and she had a generous sampling of her monogrammed items and jewelry, plus she's got a super fun personality and loves to chat with everyone. I have my eye on a number of Brenda's bags for Christmas gifts that I can personalize for my girlfriends.

Here is a shopping basket that Brenda personalized for me as a sweet thank you for letting her get set up early for the Spring Show & Sale. I love it! It is the Sassiest tote ever! Please check out Brenda's shop at and see what she has, you are sure to find something you can put your name on!

Brenda duplicated my Sassy Glass Studio logo perfectly!

All images by ALM Photo ::