Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Extreme Glass Fusing Workshops Added

We are delighted to announce a third workshop has been added to the Denver Colorado tour! I am so excited to teach at Bella Glass! The class is $210.00 with a 50% deposit to book the class. A $90.00 supply fee is payable to the studio on class day. Call studio directly to reserve your seat today!

A third workshop has been added to Harmony and we are so excited to come to Texas. The first two filled up in 48 hours and there are only 4 spots left in third...don't wait any longer! I will not be back until next year!

Check the CLASS SCHEDULE for a studio near you.   

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nature Scene and Tree Pack Fusing Decals are Back

Two of our most popular glass fusing decals have arrived today, much earlier than expected.  Nature Scenes and the Tree Pack of Life are now in stock.   There are still a few hours left of our 15% off sale so use coupon code: FIFTEEN to receive your discount today.

Happy fusing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

15% Off Silver Settings, Glass Fusing Decals, Bails and Chains

15% Off all silver settings, glass fusing decals, bails and chains.  Use coupon code: FIFTEEN to have your discount applied while supplies last.  Sale ends Monday at midnight.  Be sure to use the search option on this blog to find video tutorials as well as step by step tutorials. 

Also, new dates have been added to Tanya Veit's Extreme Fusing Workshop. View AAE GLASS to see when we will be in your area. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 25, 2011

AAE Glass Workshops Added in Colorado, California and Florida


We have added 3 Extreme Fusing Workshops:  Bella Glass Studio in Denver, Colorado, Coatings by Sandburg, Inc. in Orange, California and Art Glass Connection in Cooper City, Florida.  

Please contact the studios directly to reserve your seat today! More locations are being added often.  Stay tuned for a workshop in your area. Visit AAEGLASS.com for a complete list of workshops offered.

July 14 & 15 and 16 & 17
Bella Glass Studios
3950 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 462-4221

October 1 & 2
Art Glass Connection
9500 Griffin Road
Cooper City, FL 33328-3416
(954) 434-7007

February 23 & 24 and 25 & 26, 2012
Coatings by Sandburg, Inc.
856 N. Commerce Street
Orange, CA 92867 USA

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We Want To Promote You!

Good morning dichroic glass artists.  How would you like your online or brick and mortar gallery website to be seen by more people?  In today's economy, it can be expensive to advertise in newspapers, magazines, etc.  We want to offer you a FREE place to "get the word out" about your glass jewelry.  Or, maybe you are participating in art shows in the near future (My northern friends are fast approaching their "season").  Let us know the location and dates and we will post them right on this blog and thousands of other glass jewelry lovers, some who are sure to be in your part of the country, will instantly have the details.

This blog alone has 160 followers, not to mention the thousands of daily visitors to aaeglass.com that link to this blog. We also have thousands of facebook and twitter followers, not to mention the extensive email list we use to announce new products, sales and tutorial videos.  We use all these mediums to communicate with and assist other glass jewelry artists.  We want to share your work with them, for free.

AAEglass.com believes in customer service over all else.  We provide unique products that are proven to work in the studio.  From our original designed enamel glass fusing decals, like the tree of life, to our high quality, yet affordable silver settings, bails, chains, glass paints and 90 and 96 coe, dichroic scrap packs that are hand picked by Tanya Veit. We believe that helping our customers and students with their work will only enhance ours and help us offer products that will help you to be more creative. 

All we need from you is the following: EMAIL TO:  INFO@AAEGLASS.COM
- A clear picture or 2 of your finished glass jewelry.
- A list of products that you used from aaeglass.com to create your jewelry.
- A description of you and your business and a link to your website.
- Anything else you feel is pertinent to your business.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you much success with your business.


Monday, March 21, 2011

3rd Workshop Added in Houston Texas

Tanya Veit's Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop has added more dates in Houston Texas.  April 18th and 19th HARMONY STAINED GLASS STUDIOS has added a 3rd workshop due to popular demand.  The first 2 workshops filled up in 48 hours so be sure to call Joyce at 866-998-3381 or email info@harmonystainedglass.com to book your seat. 

AAE GLASS released a brand new fusing decal sheet that you can paint any color you want, PERMANENTLY.  Tanya has been teaching this technique in her workshop and the response has been great.  This is a perfect opportunity to get a leg up on your competition and work with a new technique all together.  The option to paint your decals any color you want, including metallic gold and metallic silver, gives you an infinite number of color combination's from your background, to frit, to decals.  Most fusing decals were either black or white.  Now you can color any of AAE GLASS' decals and fire them permanently.  

Tanya's class is very organized and packed with information.  You will receive a kit on the first morning that has each project outlined and separated into its own container.  You will get to keep these notes and containers upon completion.  Tanya comes from a family of school teachers and has a delivery that is very conducive to teaching these glass fusing techniques.  To view a list of all workshops available around the country as well as testimonials from students in past workshops visit AAE GLASS

The "Color Me Bad" decal painting is just one of several projects that will be taught in this workshop. 

We look forward to meeting you.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Color Me Bad Decal Sheet and Glass Paints


If you remember Color Me Bad from the 90's, you won't be able to get this jingle out of your head, my apologies.

We thought we would have some fun with our new product. These decals and paints can be permanently fired on your dichroic glass jewelry.  Never before has a decal been available that you can completely customize with your own colors. We have 9 paints available for you to choose from.  This opens up a whole new level of creativity when you think about color schemes and background colors.  

BE SURE TO LET THE PAINTS DRY FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE FIRING!!! Otherwise the paints will burn off. Fire at 325F for 30-35 minutes to make permanent.

Tanya teaches some unique techniques involving these paints and decals in her workshops across the country.  This is only one project of many, but this one is a hit!

Here are some guidelines for using these fusing decals and glass paints with your glass jewelry.

STEP ONE: Soak and apply decal to finished glass piece, allow to dry for 12 hours and fire to low fire decal schedule.

STEP TWO: Apply glass paints to decal areas with a BBQ wood skewer (found at any local grocery store.)

STEP THREE: Allow paints to dry for 24 hours.

STEP FOUR: Fire piece to 325 degrees F for 30 minutes.

DESIGN TIP: Use diluent to thin paints for a watercolor effect. Mix your own colors and use white to lighten up paints.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

A 3rd Ed Hoy's Workshop Added, Plus A Workshop in Hawaii

Ed Hoy's International in Warrenville, Illinois has added a 3rd workshop on May 20th and 21st.  If you were on the waiting list for the first 2, please contact them and they can add you to the 3rd class. This is going to be fun.

Akimbo Studios in Lahaina, Hawaii has also agreed to host 2 workshops September 17th-18th and 19th-20th.  Plan your vacations now!

Please contact the studio to reserve your seat. 

May 20 & 21
Ed Hoy's International
27625 Diehl Road
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: 800.323.5668

September 17 & 18
Akimbo Studios
118 Kupuohi St. #C-1
Lahaina, HI 96761

September 19 & 20
Akimbo Studios
118 Kupuohi St. #C-1
Lahaina, HI 96761

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Workshop - Cooper City Florida

What a BLAST we all had in Cooper City Florida for the 2 day workshop! We did lots of projects and I even had a few of the ladies on the tile saw! We did etching, abstract etched pendants, dichroic layering and shading, pelican pendants and peacock pieces. Check out Janice's and Phyllis' peacock pieces. Thanks to Joanna from Art GLass Connection for being such a wonderful host. We will back soon!

***There are still 2 spots open in Venice Florida for the workshop on March 26 & 27 at Firebug Studios.
Firebug Studios
200 N. Tamiami Trail Ste. E
Venice, FL 34285

Phone: 941-480-0700

Monday, March 14, 2011

Art Glass Connection Workshop

I wanted to thank JoAnna Vitale and ART GLASS CONNECTION for hosting my most recent workshop.  It was a pleasure teaching in such a well run studio with such enthusiastic artists. 

JoAnna Vitale began her love affair with glass in 1991. She opened Art Glass Connection Stained Glass Studio in 1997 where she teaches, sells retail glass supplies, repairs stained glass and makes custom windows for residential and commercial clients. A few years ago, JoAnna began to experiment with fusible glass and the rest, as they say, is history.
I love to see the artists eyes light up when an idea clicks in their head.  Sometimes they just need 1 or 2 hints or tricks to take their jewelry to the next level.  I have no doubt these artists have taken that step to the next level.  I wish everyone luck and I'm sure I will see you down the road.

Thanks JoAnna

Here is a link to some testimonials as well as my updated teaching schedule.


You can also sign up for our email list on the home page.  This is where we announce our teaching dates as well as new product releases.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Updated Class Schedule, 90 and 96 coe Scrap Packs In Stock

We have a new batch of dichroic scrap packs. These are hand picked by Tanya Veit as she would use with her own glass jewelry.  We have both 90 and 96 coe.  Be sure to check out our updated silver findings and chains as well as our brand new music decal sheet.  You can create some amazing jewelry with just these products above. 

Here is a list of our new and current teaching schedule.  Please contact the studios directly to reserve your seat today.

April 13 & 14
Harmony Stained Glass
Pasadena,  TX
(281) 998-3381
April 16 & 17
Harmony Stained Glass
Pasadena, TX
(281) 998-3381
April 30 & May 1
D & L Art Glass
St. Augustine, FL
904- 827-1415

May 7 & 8
Firebug Studios
Venice, Florida 

September 23 & 24
Stained Glass Crafters Workbench
San Antonio,  TX 

September 25 & 26
Stain Glass Crafters Workbench
San Antonio TX


March 12 & 13
Art Glass Connection 
Cooper City, FL
(954) 434-7007

May 16 & 17th
Ed Hoy's International Warrenville, IL

May 18 & 19th
Ed Hoy's International  Warrenville, IL 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Music Fused Glass Decal Sheet

These music fusible glass decals are going to be so much fun to work with.  We know several people who love music and we used several images that we know would suit each of them perfectly.  We combined all of these images on one sheet to cover several genres of music.  From rock 'n roll to classical music, we have it all. You can create several pendants from just one sheet.

Add your finished pieces to a silver finding and you have a gift or product that is both unique and profitable.  We had several requests for music images so we are sure you will enjoy these.
We will get these shipped out to you ASAP and don't forget free shipping on qualified orders.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Firebug Designs Workshop

The first workshop at Firebug Designs is half over.  We had a ball yesterday.  Special thanks to Liana and Lois for hosting such a great workshop.  Firebug is an intimate studio that is perfect for hands on teaching.  Firebug has extended an offer to teach on a regular basis and I can't wait to teach there again.  If you are interested in taking my class or any class at Firebug Designs just contact the studio and Liana or Lois will give you the complete class schedule.  You won't be disappointed! 

Firebug Designs
200 N. Tamiami Trail Ste. E
Venice, FL 34285 


Studio Hours:
Tue. thru Fri.  10 - 5
Sat. 12:30 - 3ish
On Saturday find us at the Venice Farmers Market from 8 - noon