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Art / Hedgehogs
« on: September 18, 2012, 06:17:56 PM »
I wanted to share images of my new glass hedgehogs, with screen-printed designs.

I've been up all night editing pics, so please excuse any mistakes!






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Hi there, apologies if this if the wrong place to put this.... 

I'm a glass artist up in Edinburgh and one of the things I work with is water-jet cutting glass into animals (so far I've done hares and foxes) with my next creature being a hedgehog.

My project is to install several hundred glass hedgehogs into the Manchester Craft & Design Centre.  This is a huge amount of work and cost so I have launched a page on a crowdfunding website to raise the money needed to cut the glass.

I'm looking for help with this and in exchange, every pledge from GBP£5 upwards can choose from a number of rewards, including their own glass hedgehog sent to them (International shipping is included in the price!)

The deadline to raise the money is only in 10 days time and if the goal isn't reached then no money will be taken from backers, no rewards will be given and the installation will be greatly reduced in size.

Please check it out and share with any interested parties - http://bloomvc.com/project/Road-Hogs-An-Installation-of-New-Glass-Sculpture

Many thanks,

Rachel x

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Jewelry / Flameworked Glass Pendants
« on: July 02, 2010, 02:27:19 PM »
Hi guys, been a bit quiet lately due to being manic busy in the studio, which is good!

Thought I'd list some new things on Etsy so here's a sneak preview of what's coming up in the next few days...


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Creative Creations / Been a Bit Quiet...
« on: May 31, 2010, 06:12:15 AM »
...but am gonna try and get on here more!  I've had 6 weeks of just craziness really,  I've been teaching, doing a trade show, making new work, oh and had to find a new place to live after landlady announced she was selling my apartment!

So all in all, have just not been able to cope with more than keeping my own website updated and Facebook pages etc.

So sorry have been quiet, I don't except anyone's missed me too much, maybe just the random glass I bring to the forum every so often...so...



Edinburgh Police Boxes, I've done a dozen of these in different colour blends using some new casting crystal in soe scrummy colours, my photos really don't do these justice.  I've got the first one up on Etsy too - http://www.etsy.com/listing/48139319/miniature-edinburgh-police-box-in-glass



Space Invaders, I'm not sure what these are gonna be yet but they are quite fun and quick to make so might be pin badges or magnets..dunno yet!

Right, that's enough from me for now!

Rachel x

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Now you should all have this page already, but in case you don't...http://www.facebook.com/TamsyTrends

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Facebook Archieve / Next Member Spotlight 13/04 - 16/04 - DreamBubbles
« on: April 12, 2010, 05:56:24 PM »
DreamBubbles and their page - http://www.facebook.com/DreamBubblesFanPage is up next!  I love the spiders on here...

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Art / Monkeys!
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:12:27 AM »
I'm sooo busy and I shouldn't be messing about but I just had to make these as a little distraction!



They are made from transparent red glass using the Freeze N Fuse technique that i'm teaching this weekend to 15 glass-thirsty students!  I haven't cleaned them up yet so the edges are quite rough and I have no idea what I'm going to do with them except back them with something because they are so thin and fragile.

But I'm sure something will come from this mold, maybe a cast cage vase of monkeys.... who knows!

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Facebook Archieve / Next Member Spotlight 09/04 - 12/04 - Haffina
« on: April 09, 2010, 04:08:46 PM »
The next spotlight falls on Haffina and her pages - http://facebook.com/HaffinaCreations & http://facebook.com/BeadsByHaffina

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Events & Promotions / Free Shipping to celebrate Tartan Day!
« on: April 04, 2010, 10:08:20 PM »
April 6th is Tartan Day and to celebrate I'm offering FREE shipping on all my Liquid Tartan items in my Etsy shop for purchases made anytime on Tuesday!

I also have cufflinks listed in my HAFshop and will be offering 10% off those purchased on Tuesday through there too!

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Facebook Archieve / Next Member Spotlight 05/04 - 08/04 - My Ear Jazz
« on: April 04, 2010, 07:55:27 PM »
The next spotlight is on My Ear Jazz and their page - http://facebook.com/myearjazz

I love the idea of these and living in Scotland, the ol lobes suffer in the winter!

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General Discussion / Feeling Green? - Etsy Treasury West
« on: April 04, 2010, 06:11:22 PM »
Featuring items from the HAFteam & Frit Happens Forum team too!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=94023

Go love it! he he

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Jewelry / Jekyll & Hyde Glass Pendants - Exclusive to the HAFshop!
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:59:05 PM »
I've started to add these pendants to my HAFshop, so please take a look and see what you think!



My HAFshop!

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Facebook Archieve / Next Member Spotlight 01/04 - 04/04 - sallygriff
« on: March 31, 2010, 07:23:56 PM »
Now, no April Fooling!  You guys play nicely!

Our next spotlight is on sallygriff and her page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ariema-Handknit/85140467759?v=app_6261817190

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Events & Promotions / Derby Crafts Student Fundraising Auction
« on: March 31, 2010, 06:22:27 PM »
I donated one of my taxi sculptures to this auction which is being run by the final year students of the BA (Hons) Crafts degree at the University of Derby, England.

This is the link to the auction gallery - http://www.derbycrafts.co.uk/auctiongallery.html

It is a blind auction, with bids closing on the 4th April and there are some lovely things to be had, with most of them able to be posted out anywhere in the world!

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