Saturday, December 15, 2007

Puli Necklace

Puli Necklace
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Pieces of bronze metallic, black, and a very tiny touch of blue dichroic glass are fused together and my Puli design in etched and kiln polished. The bail is 14/20 gold filled wire.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

City Dogs from Etsy's Treasury

Love being included in the treasuries of Etsy.

Monday, October 29, 2007

DoG MaFiA HoliDOG Raffle

The DoG MAFiA HoliDOG Raffle!
Something To Bark About!
The Etsy Dog Mafia is excited to announce their Holidog Raffle starting Nov 1st and running thru Dec 10th. You could win over $200 worth of DOGtastic goodies donated by mafia members just for shopping with the mob!
Every purchase you make of a DOG related item from a participating mafia member shop gets you 1 ticket per item. There is no limit how many tickets a person can have... so the more you shop the better your chances are of winning.
Buyers will automatically be entered w/each purchase.See all the wonderful donations on Flickr.
The PAWticulars -
Raffle contest is open to all registered users.
Only DOG related item purchases count. 1 ticket per item - no limit.
Items must be purchased at participating member shops only.
Purchases must be made between Nov 1 thru midnight Dec 10th. Opt Out - if for any reason you don't wish to be entered in this raffle promotion you may opt out by contacting the shop owner or the dog mafia. Mafia members & their families are not eligible for this raffle. The lucky winner will be announced on Dec 12th. Prize package will be mailed the next day.
The Dog MAFiA is a group of artists & sellers who specialize in handmade items for DOGS & the people who love them.We create all kinds of wonderful handmade goods with a common theme - our love for dogs.
See our blog
The Dog Mafia supports the BUY HANDMADE Holiday Campaign. Dogs DiG Handmade too!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Shadows Nibblefest Art Contest

Here is my entry in the monthly Nibblefest Contest. The theme this month is Shadows.

Friday, October 5, 2007

New & Hot from the kiln

Here are the latest creations from my kiln.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Chinchilla Wearable Art

I received a request to do a Chinchilla design for my dichroic glass jewelry. I'm progressing on a couple new designs of these adorable little creatures and have also tried handpainting them on glass pendants.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Nibblefest Art Contest

Here's my first entry in the "Nibblefest Art Contest." I was delighted that it placed second. I painted it to illustrate a brindle dog and this poem:

My Dog Jack

My dog Jack is brindle and white.
He came to me on a November night.
He was found alone somewhere in Kent, part of his life had already been spent.
Unwanted by someone, I don't no why.
He so lovely, you wont pass him by.
I love my dog jack, we are best mates.
He watches me while i finish my plate.
Some for me and lots for you, that is what i will always do.
Now here you are Jack, I will do you no harm, cos in this house, is kindness and calm.
Jane Tidy

Monday, August 27, 2007

Dog Art Challenge

I belong to a Dog Art forum that offers challenges each month. This challenge was to create piece with either an irish wolfhound or a basset hound. I decided to do a few basset hound, fused dichoric glass pendants, using my new enamel paints. I've complete three, although, I only have one photographed at this time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Take a Peek...

....inside my kiln. Here is the next step of my painting on this small batch of glass pendants. This photo was taken after the 2nd firing inside my kiln. I'm happy with how the french bulldog is coming along.

Monday, August 20, 2007

More Enamel Fun

More painting on glass with my new enamel paints. The second photo shows a batch of pendants that were painted and kiln annealed once. They will continue to receive multiple layers of paint and fire polishing.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tribute to Bailey

I enjoy fusing glass. I especially delight in the surprises I find each time I open my kiln to see my latest experiment. While creating with glass is much fun, my greatest joy comes from conversations and emails from my customers.

Today I was touched by the knowledge that my little pendant was to be worn as a reminder of Bailey, the black greyhound. She was only 4 1/2 years old when she passed away...three weeks ago to this day. She was a retired racer and Veterinarians believe her racing career left her with her neck injury.

I hope Bailey's Mom finds comfort in wearing my rainbow greyhound close to her heart, knowing Bailey is pain free, prancing around, waiting for her at the rainbow bridge. Hug your hounds today. Hug all your family members and treasure each moment spent with them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Portrait of Miss Spinner

Fresh from my kiln is my first attempts at using some new enamels. I kiln fired after each layer of hand painting with the enamels. I had lots of fun making this piece and hope to start doing many more.

Miss Spinner is the italian greyhound who modeled for this portrait on glass. She is a sweet old toothless girl who lost her first family very late in her life. She then made a big trip across country to be with a family that adores her. Thanks to everyone who helped her in her journey to her wonderful home.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Etsy Poster Challenge

Here's my submission for the Etsy Poster Challenge.

1,000 entries have been submitted thus far. I imagine a bunch more will be rolling in, as there are 5 more days before the deadline. I certainly would not want to be the judges, who must select only 20.

Some of the entries, can be seen here:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bad 2 the Bone

Bad 2 the Bone makes fun dog wear...not girlie clothes...but the kind of clothes our Farfie Boy would be proud to be seen in.

Check out her fun doggie tees:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Portrait of our boy Farfalle

What a mug shot! This pose is classic Farf, Old butterfly ears.

This is the start of a portrait of my dog. I will post updates of this painting as it hopefully improves. It is the second oil painting I ever attempted. The first was in 1981.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Banana, Bee, and Miss Pea

Isn't it weird to see a tropical banana in a New England garden? We planted it while the Lilac and Rhododendrons were still in bloom. The woman who gave us this banana tree has been growing them for 10 years. She lives near the Hudson River, 1/4 mile from the NewBurgh/Beacon Bridge in New York State. Some of her 12-15 banana trees are probably 8 feet tall. She brings them to her basement each winter and hauls them outside each spring.

To get this baby banana tree, we promised to help move her big trees to the basement, and keep this one alive through the winter.

Sweet Pea is the gorgeous model in the photo. Check out her blog ( ) and she will tell you her take on this photo shoot and walk.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Etching For Rescue

Here is the start of a new batch of vintage glass I am etching to help Italian Greyhound dogs in Rescue. The design maskings are applied, all exposed glass is covered, and Viola! Ready to etch.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Cactus in Bloom

These cacti were transplanted to a larger container this past spring. They appear to be enjoying the sunny outdoors.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Dog Collars

I am so excited to have our newest collars arrived today! They were wrapped like a pretty gift and very well made with an amazing attention to detail.
We purchased them here: