Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wow, its been a long time since I posted anything here but this year I'm excited to fill this with pics of my travels, cool new finds I come across, other artists works and the new glass creations that I come up with. Right now I'm working on glass garden flowers, I'll keep you posted. Last weekend my mom and I went to the incredible Brimfield MA antique show and camped out all weekend alongside our glittering glass booths. The show was huge! There were supposedly 6000 vendors and I believe it, I tried to see as much as I could but never made it more than a quarter mile before I turned back. What an fun event to go to, anyone who has never been before has to go at least once in their life. It happens three times a year with May being the largest of the three shows. Bring a backpack, a wagon or a pickup truck depending on your shopping habits!
Whats next? I'm enjoying a few wonderful weeks of free time to catch up and take a much needed break. I was at a show in Hampton Falls NH two weeks ago and went down early one morning to the beach and was reminded, I MUST live by the ocean someday! Does everyone have this weird draw to the sea, or is it just my Aquarius nature kicking in? Whatever it is, whenever I get a brief taste of the ocean it reinvigorates some deep desire to get back there. Once I make my millions... Here I was blinded by the sun, but still in early morning ocean bliss...

Here's to hoping for some dry days to get the garden planted and getting outside with the dopey dog. With all this rain at least I'll probably stay inside and actually get some work done.
Coming up I'll be in Meredith NH camping out with some craft show friends for the annual Castleberry Fair on Memorial Day, May 28, 29 and 30th. Then I'll be in Rutland VT at the hospital on the 9th of June as a featured artist, then in Glens Falls NY at the LARAC craft show on June 11th and 12th. Happy spring everyone, at least its not snowing:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November Newsletter 2009

The holidays are here,

Can you believe it?! This year has flown by so fast for us that I feel like I'm just coming out of hibernation, just when I should be finding a warm spot to cozy up in!
In the Northeast this weekend is our favorite holiday show with the
Vermont Handcrafters at the Sheraton in South Burlington Vermont. Come and see the huge selection of fine Vermont gifts and support your crafty
friends and neighbors.

The show hours are Thursday and Friday 12-8pm, Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 10-5pm. We are showing our support for
Trees for Troops by donating ornaments and running a sale at the show. If you purchase and donate one of our lovely little trees you'll get 10% off your entire purchase at our booth!

You can also take advantage of the 10% off sale on anything online at Novation Glass by entering the code TREE at checkout. Help bring a little holiday spirit halfway across the globe to those that can't be with their families this year.

The last few holiday events that we are doing,

Syracuse Holiday Spectacular
December 4-6th

Touch of Vermont

Montpelier, VT December 12th

Many thanks to everyone for all of your continued and much appreciated support!
- Alexis

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our 2009 Show Schedule

May 2,3
Spring Craft Festival, Essex Fairgrounds - Essex Junction, VT
May 23, 24, 25
Memorial Weekend, Lake Winnipesaukee, - Meredith, NH
July 4
Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair, Bandstand Park - Lyndonville, VT
July 4, 5
Gunstock Summer Festival, Gunstock Recreation Area - Gilford, NH
July 18, 19
Craft Fair on the Bay, Community House and Grounds - Alton Bay, NH
July 24, 25, 26
Taste of Stowe, Topnotch Field - Stowe, VT
July 31, Aug 1, 2
Southern Vermont Craft Festival - Manchester, VT
Aug 8, 9
Summer Craft Festival, Main St - Lincoln, NH
Aug 15, 16
Waterfront Festival, Stage Fort Park - Gloucester, MA
Aug 22, 23
Bar Harbor Summer Craft Festival, College of the Atlantic - Bar Harbor, ME
Sep 5, 6, 7
Labor Day Craft Fair, Lake Winnipesaukee, - Alton Bay, NH
Oct 2, 3, 4
Hildene Fall Art & Craft Festival, Hildene Meadows - Manchester, VT
Oct 9, 10, 11
Foliage Festival, Topnotch Field - Stowe, VT
Oct 17, 18
Quechee Gorge Village Craft Festival - Quechee, VT
Oct 23, 24, 25
Essex Fall Craft Show - Essex Junction, VT
Nov 19, 20, 21, 22
Vermont Handcrafters Holiday Show, Sheraton - South Burlington, VT
Dec 4, 5, 6
Holiday Spectacular, NY State Fairgrounds - Syracuse, NY

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pennies for Valentine's

Hi all, and welcome! Our Valentine's Day Sale is here! Grab a last minute gift for someone you love or treat yourself to something you deserve. We stocked up our shop so there should be something for everyone. Get 15% off when shop online at www.novationglass.com just enter the coupon code vday09. Or you can visit our etsy shop at NovationGlass.etsy.com or NovationGlass.1000Markets.com and mention the discount in your comment to seller at checkout.
Giveaways and Sales
Winter is here, boredom has set in so we have lots of giveaways and sales going on. Take advantage now because once show season starts I won't have as much time to do anything but work,work, work! Sign up for the newsletter to be notified of sales and events in your area. You can check out the newsletter and all the details at the website as well.
We are also doing a Pennies for Valentine's Day scavenger hunt in our Etsy store and our website. All you have to do is search through the items in the shop and find the one with "Pennies for Valentine's Day" in description. Purchase the item and we'll give you a full refund, so you'll have only paid penny! We'll be giving away fourteen items between now and Valentine's Day. So keep checking both shops for the product for a penny. Have fun and good luck!

Last weeks lucky winner of my giveaway is a talented artist and has many online shops. You can view her work on Etsy, 1000Markets and Artfire. A supermom and multitasker! JLynn Creations has a soft sophisticated stone and beach glass inspired jewelry line and she also blogs about her weekly adventures crafting and raising three boys on the shores of Lake Erie. Her blog features her work and many others, and she even has a thorough picture tutorial on making your own metal findings. Thanks for playing JLynn! Here's a fun piece from her Etsy shop...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another unique find...

Wow! Last weeks Sunday giveaway went great! I'm basking in loads of traffic to the blog and generous comments left by everyone who is playing. Please take a look at our Etsy shop, Novation Glass web site, 1000Markets shop, and keep updated here at the blog to see whats new and for great gift ideas.
I'm a little late in posting this weeks winner, Sunday nights family dinner went late into the night as usual. So, drum roll please......last weeks winner is, Kindershop! Her work is really unique and I'm so glad that she won because Kindershop is spreading the generosity and is giving everyone a great deal when purchasing from her shop. Just mention NovationGlass at checkout and she'll give you a 15% discount via paypal refund on all in stock items before shipping.
Check out her lovely Valentine's Day fortune cookies at her Etsy shop!What a great idea, you can stuff them with your own personal love note and they'll be a cute conversation piece all year round! When shopping at Kindershop make sure to mention NovationGlass at check out to receive her generous 15% discount!

So here's what I've been listing this week on Etsy. I just got these bright colored ball chains and they go great with the metallic dichroic colors. And dog tag personalized initial necklaces! They're in a bunch of bright colors and letters. I also made key chains in the same style, lots of colors and letters. The key chains would be a unique personalized Valentine's Day gift to spice up those car keys!
So for this weeks Sunday giveaway I'm giving this set of fused glass post earrings and sterling silver wrapped pendant on a ball chain. These are great for just about anyone because of the silver color. I love anything with silver in it, you can dress it up or dress it down. It goes with anything!So here are the details, you can sign up in a bunch of different ways to make it easy for anyone... Sign up for our beautiful once monthly newsletter, convo me via my Etsy shop or 1000Markets shop, or leave a comment here at the blog, or on our EtsyLove social network. Just say hi, leave a note, and you are entered to win! Easy right?! But remember, you've got to comment on each weekly giveaway to be entered to win.
Good Luck!