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Do You Know How Mother's Day Began?

One of the most important people in our lives are our mothers. The second Sunday every May is celebrated to honor the person that brought us into this world ('I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it!' - ever heard that when you were a naughty little kid?).  So how did this holiday begin?

As far as wikipedia explains, it initially began in 1905 when Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother ,"the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world" she said. When the holiday took off, Anna initially protested the idea and even crashed a candy convention in Philadephia in protest.

Eventually, the holiday became a celebration all over the world but not necessarily on the same day depending on the significance of religious holidays or historical significance.

Remember your mom, your wife ,your signifcant other on this day by writing a heartfelt note, collecting a beautiful bouquet of flowers (or you can just by them ;) , take her somewhere memorable. Make it her day.


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NEW River Rock Series

Check out the new River Rock Series. Each one is entirely different, this process creates a surprise each time the kiln is opened!

Although I can't tell you the exact secret of attaining this facinating effect, I can tell you that it is caused by selecting certain types of glass and seeing how they behave when fused together.

Not all glass has this effect, you need to experience to determine which ones have this property and experiment to find what the end results may look like. The process starts with selecting glass with certain chemical compositions. Some elements 'react' with each other when heated and create these outrageous results. Add to the mix either pure silver or copper and the results are even more fabulous.

Once fired, I handwork them to the desired shapes and bead them a complementary necklace. I am so excited to introduce these pieces to you, the mix of possibilities are endless!

River Rock Series