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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrating One Year of Glass Bead Artisans 4.8.14

What a year it has been!!! I cannot believe this blog is a year old! This is our 366th consecutive post! There were times I didn't know if I could make this happen... like the month I had to spend in Louisiana with no Internet connection! And I was just as afraid that, if I built this, no one would come! But the glass bead artisans showed up and so did the fans and buyers! I am so grateful to the glass community that has accepted this site and more importantly, shares their work here.

And that's what today is about. This blog is a place to share lampwork when you have some to share. The only requirement we've ever asked is that if you share something, promote the page somewhere... Pretty easy, eh? But there are a handful of artists who posted from the beginning and a year later, they are still here. For those of you that are our hard core artisans, I salute you! YOU make this site special. 

I spent last night counting shares... I wanted to know who shared the most.  I wanted to how early they found us us and how often they shared.  I was amazed that some of most regular posters found us right off the bat. And more importantly, they're still here!

So, I want to take a moment to thank EVERYONE that shared their amazing glass bead work here in the past year! I hope you will continue to make this site all it can be to promote glass bead artists everywhere! But extra special kudos go to:

I thought it would be nice to return the favor and give a few prizes away. Aimee will get one of our large 125 x 300 ads for two months. Sheila will also get a large ad for six weeks. Elizabeth will get a small ad 125 x 150  for five weeks. And Michael and Brad will get a small ad for four weeks. Get me your artwork and I'll get your ads in the schedule ASAP!!! Thank you all for your support!

I also want to mention a few others. Jo of Kitzbitz, Doris of Glaszwerg and Laurie of Isinglass Design. You guys are here a lot and from the beginning and I appreciate all of you so very much!! You will all each get two weeks of a small ad as well.

But that's not all! For those of you that share today, our anniversary, we're having a random drawing and will give away both a 125 x 300 and a 125 x 150 ad for one month! So share and tell your friends! Check back Thursday for winners!

Finally... On with the show:


  1. Congratulations on being a year old!! I am fairly new to adding my links but I do enjoy looking at all the other wonderful beads. Happy birthday to yooooooooooooou :)

  2. Congrats!!!! This blog is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it and allowing lampworkers to share their works! <3

  3. Thank you for sharing a lense into the fantastic work of some of my favorite lampwork artisans. Tried to join but it said it could not accommodate my request.

  4. Dionne, Google appears to be having issues but you can always follow us on Facebook! Thanks for stopping by!