Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time For a Short Vacation

Every time I take a vacation, I have the intention of not working at all during the time away. But when it comes to beads and bead stores, I cannot stay away! Technically, the visits to bead stores would fall under the category of work, but, is it really work when it's fun? I also find myself unable to resist the handing out of business cards when appropriate.

So far, I haven't had the chance to look up the bead stores in the location I'm visiting, but as soon as I do, I'll make a post and review the store. Look for it within the next week or so!

Friday, November 14, 2008

What's In a Name

On occasion, I am asked how I came up with the catchy name for my shop. When I started my shop, it began as a de-stash shop for my jewelry supplies. At the time, most of the beads I had for sale were made of glass, so that is where it started. I knew I wanted glass somewhere in the name. I gathered up all the items I was going to place for sale, and when looking upon the collection, I was reminded of a flower garden with all the colors in front of me. That's when the name hit me, and Garden of Glass was born!

Besides my large collection of glass beads, I have a great many other items for sale including clay, plastic, wood, shell, stone, and even some vintage beads as well as a small amount of findings.

What started out as a tiny little de-stash shop has become a full blown supply shop. I am having so much fun searching out new items to sell here! Be sure and have a visit!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Newest Additions To My Shop

I'm pretty excited about some of my latest items. I recently ordered a big batch of beads that were all mixed up. It took some time to sort them all out, but I ended up with a great collection of unusual beads! Many of these are items I can't order by themselves.

Here are a few examples of some of the 16mm and 18mm beads - I can see these being used as a centerpiece in a pendant or a bold pair of earrings. If you'd like to see more photos of them, simply click on the photo.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Beginnings. Everyone and everything has one. Beginnings can be scary, exciting and just plain fun!

Welcome to the beginning of my Garden of Glass blog. I have no idea where it will go or what will be contained herein, but I assure you I'm going to keep it as exciting as I can, and definitely fun! As for scary, well, not so much!