Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Whippet Portrait

Hand painted portrait of Dora the whippet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Portrait of Sadie

Sadie portrait on fused glass.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays 2008

Holiday 2008
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Steve and I, Sweet Pea, Farfalle, Pepie, and Gemma, wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

2008 Winter Doggie Outhouse

Frums Glass Menagerie studio staff enjoy a snow free potty shelter.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Girl Scout Project

I received a phone call from my sister yesterday. She wondered if I could pull together a bunch of necklaces for her girl scout troop. The purpose of the project is for the girls to learn how to gift wrap a box, and to have something to give a friend or family member.

I thought I could easily pull something together and had supplies in mind. Always working best under pressure, I waited till 2 hours before due time, only to discover my original plans were not going to work. Yes, waiting till the last minute is a family trait. LOL!

All worked out for the best. I epoxyed a few rhinestones on two extra pendants, offering an idea for decorating. I am happy with what I did prepare for the scouts and look forward to seeing photos of their creative take on these simply pendants.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Snow Day

Snow Day
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
This is the view I enjoyed while working on my Frums Glass Menagerie creations. A very windy, snowy day that was the perfect Sunday to stay busy inside.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Etching for the Dogs

I have etched my design on this exquisite glass pendant for Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund.
Available for purchase:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Up Close Sighthound

I've so many photos of my our dogs, getting up close with the camera. Always with a curious, goofy, "what are you doing" look on their faces. These photos are a moment in the lives of our pets, often blurry, but I'll never toss them. I thought I'd use the idea of these up close to the camera photos, as inspiration for this pendant.

Painted by applying glass powder on to a fused glass cabachon, with kiln firing between layers. A time consuming, tedious process, which makes a glossy imagine permanently a part of the glass.
Up Close Sighthound

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Handmade 4 Hounds Treasury

Frums Glass Menagerie in an Etsy Treasury that includes items made by members of Handmade 4 Hounds.

Visit Handmade 4 Hounds shop and profile to learn more about the greyhound supporting group.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Italian Greyhound Holiday

New from the kiln is a series of greyhound pendants that have a raised texture. Looks like this little iggie is dancing in a bunch of holly berries.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet Pea Wins!

Sweet Pea was the inspiration for Frums Glass Menagerie. She is always in the studio ready to help make stuff to donate to her favorite dog rescue organizations. She is a dog clothes super model, often working for mere biscuits. We are proud of her.

Today, a bit prouder, as she is the photo contest winner in a fun, political themed fundraiser for Italian Greyhound Rescue Fund. She even won a necklace, which she plans to re donate to an upcoming rescue fundraiser.

Please visit this link to see the all the members of her party, the RePUPlicans, and to read about her. Check out the all the participants of the RePUPlicans and the BIRDocrats by clicking on the bone and the bird at the bottom of the page. NOTE: Sweet Pea's brother, Farful shown as a rePUPlican is actually a registered BIRDocrat. He blames his sister for this mistake, but stays true to being an Official Piddler General.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Adoring Greyhound

If you own a greyhound, italian greyhound, whippet, sighthound, any dog, you likely know the look. It's an adoring look into your eyes. Yes, sometimes it is the look of "I'm hungry," but often it is just a content, "I'm happy to be with you" look.

Here at the Frums Glass Studio, with the companionship of my sweet hounds, I have begun making more of these Adoring Hound pendants, in a variety of colors.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beagle Necklace

Who doesn't love a beagle? This pendant is being auctioned on Ebay, starting October 14th, ending October 21st.

This necklace has sold.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Entries in the September Etsy Beagles Street Team challenge.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beagle Dog Days of Summer

Quick Sketch for Etsy's Beagle Street Team's Dog Days of Summer Challenge.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

C is for......Carousel Unicorn

Recent addition to my Etsy shop.

This pendant is my entry in the Etsy For Animals street team challenge: C is for...C is for Carousel Unicorn.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to my favorite horse rescue and education organization: The Windchill Legacy, Ltd. Take a moment to visit their website:

Friday, August 1, 2008

Greyhound Painted on Glass

Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Fused glass with touches of dichoric glass, handpainted with glass enamels. Hugs to the Hounds!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Labrador Treasury

Frums Glass Menagerie was included in this lovely treasury of Labradors. Hakalah of Etsy curated this creative collection of labrador retrievers, labrador landscape, and labradorite.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

French Bulldog Necklaces on Sale

Older items are being sorted through and a summer sale is in progress. Visit our Etsy shop often to see what is on sale.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Baby Llama Necklace

Frums Glass Menagerie's baby llama necklace was featured in Etsy's Treasury West. The llama themed treasury was curated by

Monday, May 19, 2008

Blue Sighthound Treasury

It was fun finding this 'greyt' Collection in Etsy's treasury. Many of my favorite artists and italian greyhound rescue people are included.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Horse Pendant

Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
A new pendant that will eventually be one of many horse drawings and fused glass items to benefit The Windchill Legacy.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Earrings for BIA 2008

Smoky quartz faceted stones and vintage brass greyhound face earrings for the Biggie Iggie Auction 2008.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Italian Greyhound Earrings

I'm so happy with this first attempt at enameled fused glass earrings, I'm brainstorming a whole new series of dog and cat earrings.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lizard Necklace

Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Fused and painted for the April NibbleFest Art Contest. A themed contest, where entries must be listed on Ebay at a starting price of just $ .99, running the 20th through the 27th of each month. Search NFAC to views all the reptiled themed entries of April.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Raven Pendant

Raven Pendant
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie

In March, we attended the Philidelphia Flower Show. We also visited a National Historical Site, the home of Edgar Allen Poe. I would have thought I'd come home with lots of flower painting ideas, but instead, I want to paint ravens.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Llama winged fantasy

This is my entry in to the themed art competition of The Glass Lovers Art Society (TGLAS). The theme for April is, Winged Creatures that Normally Do Not Have Wings.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Orange for Dogs

Orange for Dogs
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie
Thursday, April 10, will be the official ASPCA Day and they're encouraging everyone to wear orange in support!

I've made this Etsy flickr poster to celebrate and promote rescue efforts. Many members of the Etsy Dog Mafia Team ( ) will be promoting their ORANGE items. And many team members will be donating $1 from sales on April 10 to the ASPCA.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Handmade4Hounds Treasury

The Handmade4Hounds Etsy Street Team members are promoting their shops and working together to fundraise for retired racing greyhounds.
Frums Glass Menagerie was featured on this treasury collection.
Check out the shops of all the team members:

Handmade 4 Hounds Treasury

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Secret Garden

Secret Garden
This is my entry for the Nibble Fest Art Contest. The Nibble Fest is a monthly themed contest on Ebay, beginning the 20th of each month, with bids starting at $ .99. The theme this month is a secret garden. The artist with the most bids or "nibbles" wins.
Search NFAC to see all the entries.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Memories of a greyhound

Frums Glass was featured in an Etsy Treasury on March 12th, 2008. This collection was a tribute to a greyhound named Zam Alph, Sam for short. Check out Etsy seller TagsCats' painted rock with 100% proceeds going to Sam's adoption group.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mandy Nekclace

Mandy Nekclace
Originally uploaded by Frums Glass Menagerie

Most of Mandy's entire life was spent captive in a puppymill, being used as breeding stock to fill pet stores with cute little puppies.

This pendant was painted as a tribute to her.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Glass Lover's Art Society

This senior hound pendant tied for first place in The Glass Lover's Art Society contest.

Nibble Fest for February

This Chinchilla pendant is my entry in the Nibble Fest Art Contest. The monthly themed art contest on Ebay awards winners who have the most "nibbles" with auctions starting at a mere $.99 cents. The theme for February is rodents.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dog Mafia Treasury

Many thanks to Annie's SweatShop for including Frums Glass in a Dog Mafia Treasury. Visit Annie's shop to see her eco friendly dog wear:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

And the winner is....UNO

In honor of Uno, 3-year-old beagle, winning Westminster last night, I am sharing this necklace. Uno, was the first of his breed to win Best in Show in the 131-year-old dog show's history. My first dog was a beagle and I have a very soft spot in my heart for those loveable faces and velvety ears.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Greyhound Meets Italian Greyhound

This necklace is being auctioned online to help pay the medical bills of italian greyhounds that escape the evils of puppymill life.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Nibble Fest Art Contest Entry

This is my entry in the Nibble Fest Art Contest. The monthly themed art contest on Ebay awards winners who have the most "nibbles" with auctions starting at a mere $.99 cents. The theme for January is Two Animals into One.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Chinese Crested Necklace

Chinese Crested design on mother of pearl shell, with black onyx bead and 14/20 gold filled wire bail.