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Nov. 27th, 2014

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Ooops… the REAL Black Friday sale

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

I am a silly Canadian (at least that is my excuse). I thought last weekend was “Black Friday.” And now I have realized that no, it’s actually tomorrow. So I’m going to put my Etsy shop on sale again – actually this time, both shops :)

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Receive 50% off all items at my ready to ship Etsy shop : https://www.etsy.com/shop/lampworkbyamy

And 20% off all custom orders from my made to order catalogue at: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/madeforyoulampwork

Starting Friday at midnight, going until Sunday at 11pm. Score some great deals just in time for the holidays! And please share this post with your friends if you think they might be interested :) Thank you so much for your support and happy holidays!

Nov. 20th, 2014

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BIG SALE! 50% Off Ready to Ship Lampwork Beads

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

Christmas time is coming :) And it’s Black Friday this week. Not that we really do that in Canada but, well, we sort of do. I’m having a big sale in my main Etsy store to clear out some stock and make a few extra bucks for Christmas shopping. This will only apply to ready to ship items and not custom orders, and only my shop at http://lampworkbyamy.etsy.com/ These are some crazy good prices though and I have a lot in stock, so please pop on over starting at midnight tonight (12am Friday morning) and will go until Sunday at 11pm (both PST). I’m using Etsy on Sale so the prices will be automatically adjusted when the sale starts – you won’t need a promo code or anything. Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!

2014 Black Friday Sale

Oct. 21st, 2014

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More Orphans?!?

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

I’ve been doing a lot of made to order work lately and the result is… orphan city! I usually make at least a few extra beads for every set that I sell made to order – I select the best/most matching ones and that’s what gets shipped out.  But then I have so many leftovers, which is great because I know there are lots of you out there who aren’t as picky about exact matching shapes/sizes and colours, and who love an awesome deal. This is really unbelievable value.

This is one of my biggest and best orphan lots to date I think. Loads of matching beads here, tons of spacers, and great variety. Mostly 1/16″ hole size. Come grab them before they’re gone :)

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/207990509/huge-orphan-lot-of-handmade-lampwork

Sep. 19th, 2014

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Orphans Looking For A Home

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

 

A new orphan lot looking for a home. Available on Etsy. Enjoy!

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Sep. 10th, 2014

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Val Cox Rio Nights

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

Here is a frit blend that is NOT a new one… but new to me (or rather, I hadn’t had much time to play with it). Here are some preliminary results. I really love the rich contrasting colours in this blend.

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“Copper goldstone adds sparkle to this lively multi-colored blend that shifts between rich blues and pinks in delightful–and somewhat unpredictable–ways. This blend works best without silver foil.”

Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com!

Beads & Info by Amy Hall

Rio Nights K100
Val Cox Rio Nights swirled in Kugler K100 clear (spacer beads)

Rio Nights K100
Val Cox Rio Nights swirled in Kugler K100 clear (big hole beads)

Rio Nights K100
Val Cox Rio Nights encased in Kugler K100 clear

Sep. 8th, 2014

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Back to School & Pink Incantation

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

It’s September again, and all over the place there are kids going back to school (well, not here in BC, but that’s another story). University and college students are starting new courses, moms (well, some of them) are finding a bit more time on their hands. Back to school time is one of my favorite times of year. I love it when seasons change – and my two favorites are Summer turning into Fall, and Winter into Spring. Well right now we are on the tail end of a beautiful Summer, with just a hint of Fall. There’s that little bit of crispness in the air, it’s not quite so stiflingly hot, and we’ve had some rain. I’m not quite into Boot time but starting to think about wearing leggings again. Boots and leggings and sweaters are some of my favorite things… but that’s a bit of a digression from glass…

Anyhow, I think what I like about Fall is the feeling of new beginnings and new possibilities.

I have a new Etsy shop that I’m promoting. It is a Made to Order catalogue of all of my designs (or at least, the ones I am able and willing to reproduce). I still have loads to add to this store from my current “catalogue” and am always adding new designs as well, but it’s starting to become fairly fleshed out already, so please go visit! For 10% off at checkout, use coupon code TGL10PERCENT.

I want to share today some preliminary results another of Val Cox Frit’s new blends – this one is called Pink Incantation. “A richly layered blend of pinks, peaches, willow-green and cranberry. Fuss free. Lovely with silver.” I loved the kind of old fashioned feeling of this blend. It is sort of girly and a bit dainty. Very pretty.

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Pink Incantation K100 Spacers
Val Cox Pink Incantation swirled in Kugler K100 clear (spacers)

Pink Incantation K100 BHBs
Val Cox Pink Incantation swirled in Kugler K100 clear (Big Hole/Charm Bracelet Beads)

Pink Incantation K100 Swirls
Val Cox Pink Incantation swirled in and speckled on Kugler K100 clear

Pink Incantation K100 Encased
Val Cox Pink Incantation encased in Kugler K100 clear

Pink Incantation 219 Copper Green
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green

Pink Incantation 266 Opal Yellow
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Moretti 266 Opal Yellow

Pink Incantation 680 Green Tea
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Moretti 680 Green Tea

Pink Incantation 031
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green

Pink Incantation 204 White
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Moretti 204 Pastel White

Pink Incantation 955 Seashell Swirl
Val Cox Pink Incantation with Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl Special Odd

Aug. 8th, 2014

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Mid-Summer Surprise Sale!

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

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http://lampworkbyamy.etsy.com/

Jul. 12th, 2014

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Val Cox First Light

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

I’ve been away on vacation. Had a wonderful trip to Hornby Island where my husband’s family has a cabin. It’s a tiny little island off of Vancouver Island that takes two ferries to get to. It has many beautiful beaches, amazing local artists and artisans, lots of great food, so many fun things to do. We hiked, we sunbathed, we swam in the ocean, walked on the beach, and we even went kayaking. We took all of our pets and they had a great time too, especially our dog, who learned how to swim (finally at the age of 8!), poked her head into many places she should not have on the beach and in the woods, and even had a summer romance with a golden lab.

Well now I’m back and of course the first thing I did after I got back (well, after unpacking, having a proper bath, and sleeping in a clean bed) was fire up my torch. I recently got an 8 lpm oxygen concentrator and I’m finding it’s helping me to get cleaner and clearer colours and work more quickly and efficiently. I have my two 5 lpm units available for sale on UsedVictoria if you are interested. One of them is sort of pooped out, and the other definitely needs some overhauling, so I am selling them for quite cheap. Unfortunately if you aren’t local it probably wouldn’t be worth your while since I think shipping them would be difficult and expensive. But if you happen to live nearby, here’s the listing for the ad.

Now on to another of Val Cox Frit’s new blends – “First Light” – which I have been experimenting with this week. I have a lot of these sets available in my Etsy store and also on eBay. I’ve been working quite a lot on both of my stores, so you should come have a look!

First Light

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Buy this frit at ValCoxFrit.com

This neutral blend of pearlescent opaque tones is highly versatile. Fuss free. Good for all seasons. Nice for floral and seashell designs.

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Amy’s Notes:

This blend was easy to work with, and quite versatile. Very soft and pretty with the lighter transparents but able to stand on its own on darker colours for more contrast.

First Light K100 Encased
Val Cox First Light encased in Kugler K100 Clear

First Light K100 Spacers
Val Cox First Light swirled with Kugler K100 Clear

First Light K100
Val Cox First Light swirled in and rolled in Kugler K100 Clear

First Light 067
Val Cox First Light on a base of Moretti 067 Rose Quartz

First Light 247
Val Cox First Light on a base of Moretti 247 Light Lavender Blue

First Light 266
Val Cox First Light on a base of Moretti 266 Opal Yellow

First Light 050
Val Cox First Light on a base of Moretti 050 Transparent Pale Blue

First Light 955 Seashell Swirl
Val Cox First Light on a base of Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl Special Odd

First Light K100
First Light on Kugler K100 Clear
First Light on Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald
First Light on Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald
First Light on Moretti 067 Rose Quartz
First Light on Moretti 067 Rose Quartz
First Light on Moretti 068 Light Pink
First Light on Moretti 068 Light Pink
First Light on Moretti 204 Pastel White
First Light on Moretti 204 Pastel White
First Light on Moretti 219 Copper Green
First Light on Moretti 219 Copper Green
First Light on Moretti 232 Lt Turquoise
First Light on Moretti 232 Lt Turquoise
First Light on Moretti 680 Green Tea
First Light on Moretti 680 Green Tea
First Light on Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl
First Light on Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl

Jun. 9th, 2014

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Val Cox Dreamscape

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

Another of the new Val Cox Frit blends. I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this one! I am still working with a few of the others and hope to have photos available soon :) eBay orders have had me very busy these past few weeks that I hardly know if I am coming or going, and my torch and kiln are running what seems like nonstop. Big shout-outs to my dad and my husband who have both been helping with the task of cleaning beads!

Also: I have another big lot of orphans available on Etsy. Lots of matching beads here because I was working on a custom order but kept getting the size not quite right.

Lampwork Colour Guide -> Frit Blends -> Val Cox Dreamscape

dreamscape_compactDreamscape K100

“Shades of pale blue and violet opaques are paired with a refreshing green to create layers above transparent sapphire blue and amber gold. Dramatic and up beat. Good for all seasons. Fuss free.

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Buy this frit blend at ValCoxFrit.com

Amy’s Notes:

I found this blend easy to work with and very pretty. It gave me lots of different results depending on what it was paired with.

Dreamscape K100 Val Cox Dreamscape frit swirled in Kugler K100 Clear (Spacers)

Dreamscape K100 Val Cox Dreamscape frit swirled in and speckled on Kugler K100 Clear

Dreamscape K100 Val Cox Dreamscape frit swirled in and encased with Kugler K100 Clear

Dreamscape K100 Val Cox Dreamscape frit encased in Kugler K100 Clear

Dreamscape 031 Pale Emerald Val Cox Dreamscape frit on a base of Moretti 031 Transparent Pale Emerald Green

Dreamscape 232 Lt Turquoise Val Cox Dreamscape frit on a base of Moretti 232 Pastel Light Turquoise

Dreamscape 038 Pale Aqua Val Cox Dreamscape frit on a base of Moretti 038 Transparent Very Pale Aquamarine

Dreamscape 219 and 034 SIS Val Cox Dreamscape frit on a base of Moretti 219 Pastel Copper Green and 034 Transparent Light Aquamarine, with silvered ivory stringer.

Dreamscape 266 and 073 SIS Val Cox Dreamscape frit on a base of Moretti 266 Opal Yellow and 073 Pale Green Apple, with silvered ivory stringer.

Dreamscape on Kugler K100 Clear
Dreamscape on Kugler K100 Clear
Dreamscape on Moretti 031 Pale Emerald
Dreamscape on Moretti 031 Pale Emerald
Dreamscape on Moretti 064 Black
Dreamscape on Moretti 064 Black
Dreamscape on Moretti 073 Green Apple
Dreamscape on Moretti 073 Green Apple
Dreamscape on Moretti 204 White
Dreamscape on Moretti 204 White
Dreamscape on Moretti 212 Pea Green
Dreamscape on Moretti 212 Pea Green
Dreamscape on Moretti 219 Copper Green
Dreamscape on Moretti 219 Copper Green
Dreamscape on Moretti 232 Lt Turquoise
Dreamscape on Moretti 232 Lt Turquoise
Dreamscape on Moretti 266 Opal Yellow
Dreamscape on Moretti 266 Opal Yellow
Dreamscape on Moretti 680 Green Tea
Dreamscape on Moretti 680 Green Tea

May. 16th, 2014

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New Goddesses

Originally published at Two Glassy Ladies. You can comment here or there.

I thought I’d share some photos of some lovely ladies that I made recently on a special custom order.

Goddess 004 Clear Silver Lake 204 WhiteGoddess 004 Clear Silver Lake 204 White
Val Cox Silver Lake frit

Goddess River Dance 038 Pale Aqua Goddess River Dance 038 Pale Aqua
Val Cox River Dance frit

Goddess 050 and Oriental BlueGoddess Moretti 050 and Oriental Blue
Val Cox Oriental Blue frit

Goddess Gold Pink 067 PsycheGoddess Gold Pink 067 Psyche
Val Cox Gold Pink frit

Goddess Violet Fire 224 058Goddess Violet Fire 224 058
Val Cox Violet Fire frit

Goddess Lemuria and 232 Lt Turquoise 026 027Goddess Lemuria and 232 Lt Turquoise 026 027
Val Cox Lemuria frit

Goddess 240 060 Goddess 240 060
Moretti 240 Pastel Light Cobalt Blue

Goddess Cherry Blossoms 680 Green TeaGoddess Cherry Blossoms 680 Green Tea
Val Cox Cherry Blossoms frit

Goddess Haiku 680 Green Tea 031 Goddess Haiku 680 Green Tea 031
Val Cox Haiku frit

Goddess 681 Strawberry Shake Gold PinkGoddess 681 Strawberry Shake Gold Pink
Val Cox Gold Pink frit

Val Cox Violet Fire 955 Seashell SwirlVal Cox Violet Fire 955 Seashell Swirl
Val Cox Violet Fire frit

Goddess 802 Apricot Jam 653 Red RockGoddess 802 Apricot Jam 653 Red Rock
Vetrofond 802 Apricot Jam Odd

CiM Plum with DSP StringerCiM Plum with DSP Stringer
CiM Plum

Goddess Electric AveGoddess Electric Ave
CiM Electric Avenue

Goddess Electric AveGoddess Electric Ave
CiM Electric Avenue base

K100 Clear Fuchsia Frit #0 WIld Raspberry Frit GoddessK100 Clear Fuchsia Frit #0 WIld Raspberry Frit Goddess
Val Cox Wild Raspberry frit and Val Cox Fuchsia Pink frit

Sangre GoddessSangre Goddess
CiM Sangre

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