Fused Glass Puzzle Pendants by Lynn Smythe
Creative Cottage Founder and Chief Designer, Lynn Smythe, works in a variety of mediums including fused glass. She created these fused glass puzzle pendants to sell in her online shop and giveaway as gifts to friends and family.
To make the pendants, she starts out
The Creative Cottage's eBay Store
The Creative Cottage sells a variety of new and vintage collectibles and home decor items at The Creative Cottage Ebay store.
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Our store listings have included:
Vintage Stangl pottery
Vintage Wawel Rose Garden place settings
Hand painted ceramic tea set
Silver plated platters
Vintage crystal condiment
Handmade Cabochons for Jewelry Projects
A few years ago, I became interested in fused glass. I purchased a small, bee-hive type kiln, by Evenheat, a few books on basic glass fusing, and a bunch of glass and glass cutting tools. I taught myself the basics of glass fusing and started making
Heart themed jewelry can be enjoyed anytime of year, not just on Valentine's Day. This post features some of the beaded jewelry created by Creative Cottage founder Lynn Smythe. You can click on the pause button to stop the slideshow, if your prefer to click through the photos one at a
Sculptural Peyote Stitch Flowers Created by Lynn Smythe
Peyote stitch is one of my favorite techniques to use along with seed beads. Sculptural peyote stitch, is a kind of free-form technique that uses various bead sizes and bead counts. Sculptural peyote stitch can be used to create an organic, 3-D beaded
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I like to do many different arts and crafts: fused glass, jewelry making, sewing, beading, scrapbooking, macramé and more. I used to have a bead store so I have tons and tons of beads laying all over my craft room. I'm
Recover an Old Office Chair
I have an old office chair in my home office that was looking a bit worse for wear. I purchased the chair from Office Depot years ago and really loved it. I picked out the orange color to match the decor of my old office. But divorce
The other day I blogged about my home office decorating project: Craft Diva Decorates Home Office. I mentioned the fabric covered memo board that I made for the office in that post. Here are the instructions on how to make your own French inspired, fabric covered memo board.
Fabric Covered Memo
Unglazed Ceramic Beads
I bought a bunch of bisque beads a couple of years ago to use as a base for metal clay beads. Bisque refers to unpainted pottery which has been fired but has not been decorated or glazed. Bisque firing takes a raw clay item, which has been dried
It's Spring Cleaning Time
I should clean out my craft studio more often. I've been working on cleaning out and reorganizing my home based craft studio so that I can start teaching classes again.
I also want to start making some beaded jewelry, fiber-art and fused glass pieces for myself and to