Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tanya Veit's Second Glass Fusing DVD Available for Purchase Today

If you thought Volume I was great, be sure to see the new glass fusing techniques Tanya Veit has for you in this brand new instructional DVD.  

Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry, Volume II is available for advanced purchase today.  We want to let our loyal blog readers and social media followers know first as there is a limited number available in the first run.  These DVD's will be shipping to you next week.

Start your New Year off with FIVE new techniques to add to your glass fusing toolbox. Tanya has used these techniques to create beautiful fused glass art that has proven to sell in over 100 boutiques and galleries across the country.

This 117 minute instructional DVD includes techniques such as:
-Creating custom dichroic patterns in glass
-The "Shadow Technique"
-Layering, constructing and designing donut pendants
-Unique coldworking techniques, including using a drill press
-Using CBS dichroic extract powder
-Floating mosaic pendants from scrap glass

Monday, December 30, 2013

Featured Glass Artist Judy Seeger at Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, Florida

5789 Cape Harbour Dr. Suite 104
Cape Coral, Fl 33914
The Harbour View Gallery at Cape Harbour is featuring glass artist, Judy Seeger in the month of January.  You are invited to meet the artist behind some of the most unique glass art in SW Florida on Tuesday, January 7th from 6-8pm.  The AAE Glass Art Studio has had the pleasure of working with Judy in the past and her fused glass art is beautiful and detailed. 

Judy was born in Nebraska.  She lived in Lincoln and pursued a degree in Interior Design and Apparel/Textile Design while working many jobs.  Judy met her husband and married at the age of 27.  In 1990, she graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska.  Judy and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue their dreams.  Judy acquired her first job in the Textile Science field there, while her husband went back to college for a medical degree.  She was recruited by several companies that took them to Ohio, Florida and California and allowed her to travel the world.  Finally, they happily returned to Fort Myers Beach, Florida where Judy was able to work full time on her art.   

Judy’s inspiration is primarily color; but also nature, water, fantasy and sea life.  Living on a barrier island next to the Gulf of Mexico and experiencing the consistently changing beaches and daily exposure to the foliage, gulf birds, fish and sea creatures keeps her constantly inspired.  She has a passion for contrast and combining abstract with real life.  Judy says, “Grouping and combining colors to make them stand out in creative and dramatic ways promotes excitement and brings beauty into the world.  The glitter and shine of glass as it catches and reflects light delights my eyes.  I hope it will bring you as much joy as it does me."

Please join us at the Harbour View Gallery for this memorable event!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

29th Annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts

Join Cape Coral, Florida in their largest celebration of the year for the arts.  The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will be hosting the 29th annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts from 10a - 5p Saturday January 11th and Sunday January 12th.

When you are finished walking the show, stop by the newly remodeled AAE Glass Art Studio (located behind McDonald's) on Saturday January 11th and say hello.  Tanya and Molly will be showing you around the brand new studio from 10am to 3pm.  Visit the brand new DICHRO ROOM.  This new addition is stocked full of Tanya's favorite CBS dichroic glass as well as examples of her latest dichro work.  All Bullseye Glass, Molds, and supplies will be on display as well as all of the unique glass fusing products that are only available at AAE Glass.  We look forward to seeing you Saturday.

As one of SW Florida's largest art shows, this event will host over 300 juried artists and artisans featuring fine art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, photography, metal works, mixed media and more.

The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Cape Coral on Cape Coral Parkway between Del Prado and Vincennes and directly across the street from the AAE Glass Art Studio.  Free admission, free parking, beautiful art and delicious food make this a great event for the whole family. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

AAE Glass Art Studio Will Be Closed Until 2014

The AAE Glass Art Studio will be undergoing an expansion over the next couple of weeks and will be closed from December 16th until the New Year.  AAEGlass.com will be available for business as usual.

This expansion will allow us to offer more classes and new glass fusing supplies to all glass artists.

The Dichroic Keepsake Box class on December 21 & 22 is still scheduled as usual, as is Tanya's Stip Club on December 28 & 29.  Decembers Fusing Club has been moved to January 3rd.

Thank you for your patience during our expansion.  The new digs will be worth the wait.

Have a Merry Christmas all!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cape Coral, Florida Ranks 3rd for Best Hiring Outlook in 2014

The AAE Glass Art Studio calls Cape Coral, Florida home and it is great to see this city rank 3rd in the country with a projected 20% of employers expected to hire in 2014.  Cape Coral lead this list last year with 23% of businesses expected to hire in 2013 and the momentum is carrying into 2014 and beyond. 

Cape Coral, Florida has very close ties with the housing market and was nearly devastated when the housing bubble burst several years ago.  Local government was impacted by a sharp population decline due to the hosing market and has been fighting hard to get where they are now.  Lee county has done a great job recruiting businesses like Hertz to relocate their corporate offices to Lee county and there are more moves like this in the pipeline.  There are signs of increasing home values and more new build permits being issued.  The influx of restaurants, big box stores as well as small businesses taking advantage of one of the most beautiful places in the country, further supports the fact that people are looking to move to a prosperous area of the country.  Well this is it.

The AAE Glass Art Studio has the pleasure of hosting glass artists from around the world and we take pride in showing them all Cape Coral has to offer.  Tanya Veit's glass fusing classes have earned repeat visits from glass artists who like to combine learning with a vacation.  We have even spurred a couple home purchases.

You can read the blog post I wrote 365 days ago when Cape Coral was ranked #1 HERE.

Monday, December 9, 2013

50% Off Select Bullseye Products Sunday December 15, In Store

Join us this Sunday, December 15th, for our biggest Bullseye sale of the year at the AAE Glass Art Studio located at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral FL 33904.  We will not be offering these discounts again.  This sale is for in stock, in store items only on Sunday, December 15th only.  
(in store, in stock items only...Sunday December 15th only)

10am - 4pm

Why are we offering such a huge sale?  Two very good reasons!  The AAE Glass Art Studio has become the epicenter of glass fusing in SW Florida.  Glass artists routinely travel from hours away to learn from Tanya Veit and purchase glass fusing supplies from our vast selection of new and unique items.  We want to thank those Florida glass artists for their continued support.  

Second, the AAE Glass Art Studio campus is expanding!  We will be expanding the teaching space to offer more classes, studio time and new glass fusing workshops.  These additions are going to open up many doors for the glass fusing population here in Florida.  Not only will our education program expand, but our line of unique glass fusing supplies, glass and more will be increasing.  Tanya is flooded with thoughts and ideas of new glass fusing techniques and products and by expanding our space, these techniques will easily be able to flow from Tanya to you, the glass artist.  

The AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida will be closed until the New Year due to the move and construction.  AAEGlass.com will be open for business as usual.   

We need your help getting the large Bullseye stock out of our warehouse so we can move!  If you have been waiting to stock up on Bullseye Glass and Frit, Sunday is your day!  See you then and tell a friend.

Did You Miss Tanya Veit's Live "Dichroic Odyssey" Webinar?

If you didn't have a chance to participate in Tanya Veit's live "Dichroic Odyssey" webinar hosted by Glass Patterns Quarterly, you can now own the recorded version.  While you won't have the same live experience of having your questions answered live by Tanya, you will receive a recorded data DVD version of the webinar, handouts in pdf form and the recorded chat room. 

Learn a new combination of glass fusing techniques from Tanya that are shared in this recorded webinar that is over 2 hours in length.  You will have an up close look as Tanya works liquid pattern bars, frit and engraving into one piece of jewelry.   

AAEGlass.com has a few pattern bar molds left at a $10 discount.  These molds were special ordered and when they are gone, they are gone. 

Expand your glass fusing knowledge in the comfort of your own home.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Free Glass Fusing Tutorial from Tanya Veit of AAE Glass

Learn how to use unique AAE Glass fusing products from Tanya Veit.  This video tutorial will only be available for 72 hours.  There are new techniques covered each month.  See what Tanya Veit has to say this month!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Small Business Saturday Deals at AAE Glass

 Two ways to save on Small Business Saturday
Shop at AAEGlass.com and starting now, save 25% on in stock CBS Dichroic Glass, Bullseye Frit and Glass, fusing supplies and more through Monday December 2nd.
Shop at the AAE Glass Art Studio located at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral, Fl 33904 and save 35% on in stock, Bullseye Glass products, 25% on CBS Dichroic Glass and fusing supplies and receive a FREE dichroic pack with a $50in store purchase (Saturday Only).  The weather is beautiful this time of year, hope to see you tomorrow. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Week Hours at the AAE Glass Art Studio

The AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida, will be open the following days and hours this Thanksgiving week.  As always, AAEGlass.com will be open 24/7.

We are using this time to prepare for the addition of another unit and subsequent move happening the rest of the year.  The AAE Glass Art Studio will remain where it is.  We have expanded the warehouse and will be moving products around to create a BIGGER and BETTER glass fusing experience.  Just wait until you see what we have in store!

OPEN Tuesday Nov. 26th 10am-5pm
OPEN Wednesday Nov. 27th 10am-2pm
OPEN Small Business Saturday 10am-3pm

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dr. Laura Schlessinger Uses Fused Glass Art to Raise Money for Military Veterans

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, is using her creativity and love of fused glass art to raise money for American war veterans and Operation Family FundOFF is an organization that raises donations for war veterans and 100% of the funds go to families of fallen and severely injured soldiers.

When AAE Glass was informed of this venture by Dr. Laura, we jumped at the chance to help her raise money for a great cause as well as shed light on the fused glass world as a whole.  It was great to see others in the glass fusing world do the same and donate dichroic glass, molds, frit, machines and more to aid Dr. Laura with her efforts.  The Doc has a knack for creating beautiful pendants and she uses some of Tanya Veit's most detailed decals and techniques to do so. 

Dr. Laura is a well known radio personality, author and gives some great personal advice.  Her radio show can be heard on Sirius XM radio's Sirius XM Stars channel 106.  .

Dr. Laura will also be attending Tanya Veit's Extreme Fused Glass workshop in the near future!  There is no doubt that with Tanya and the Doc in the same room, there will be plenty of energy to go around.  
Dr. Laura has raised almost 2 million dollars for OFF in the past with the sales of her handmade jewelry and public appearances.  This year, she is raising the bar even higher and launching drlauradesigns.com.  Dr. Laura Designs is a collection of fused glass art and handmade jewelry that Dr. Laura made and 100% of all sales will be donated directly to Operation Family Fund

drlauradesigns.com is now open to the public

Dr. Laura is also donating her time, travel, supply costs, etc, in order to raise as much money for these families as she can.  The Doc has made such an impact in the past with her vigorous fundraising that she was awarded a medal by the Department of Defense, which is rare for a civilian.

You can support this great cause by purchasing a piece from Dr. Laura Designs or simply sharing this post with any glass lovers you may know.  We want to spread the word that fused glass art is being used to raise lots of money for a great cause.  This will shine a great light on our industry as a whole, at the same time helping so many of America's Hero's in need.

Lets show the Doc how loud the voice of the fused glass world can be.  Help us spread the word about Operation Family Fund and share Dr. Laura Designs with anyone who enjoys making or purchasing glass art or handmade jewelry. 

Keep up the good work Doc and we hope to raise awareness for Operation Family Fund.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tanya Veit Releases Her First Instructional Glass Fusing DVD

Tanya Veit of the AAE  Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida has worked hard to bring even more glass fusing techniques and secrets into your home.  After much filming and editing, it is finally here.  You can purchase Tanya's very first glass fusing instructional DVD...

The never before seen projects include:
-Dichroic Engraving
-Compressing Layers
-Creating Holograms
-Sandcarved Jewelry
-Adding Elements 

Tanya's unique and energetic teaching style is combined with some of her best selling techniques to bring you a glass fusing DVD that will open your mind to new glass fusing techniques.  If you haven't been able to get to Cape Coral, Florida to learn from Tanya in person, this is the next best thing.  We hope these new techniques inspire you and your fused glass art.  Thank you for your support. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Huge Announcement & Free Saturday Video Tutorial from Tanya Veit

Be sure you "like" the AAE Glass Facebook page to be notified as soon as the new video from Tanya Veit is posted on Saturday.  It will be up for 72 hours only from the time it is released on Saturday, just like the last video. 

Speaking of the last video, we will be re-running last months video on Thursday Oct. 24th for those that missed it.  Again, be sure to "like" the AAE Glass Facebook page to be notified.

Did I mention Tanya Veit will be making a huge announcement on this Saturday's FREE video?  Don't miss it.  Be sure to tune in for your opportunity to own a new product that will change your glass fusing experience.  That is all I am at liberty to say for now.  HOWEVER...There is a way to get your hands on this new product TODAY, before everyone else, but you must visit the AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida to get it.  If you are anywhere near Cape Coral this week, be sure to stop in and see what the buzz is about. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Double Rewards Points at AAEGlass.com from Oct 17 through Oct. 20

Visit AAEGlass.com to earn Double Reward Points on all in stock items purchased online through Sunday Oct. 20.  If you would like to pick up your order at the studio, simply select the "will call" shipping option and you will avoid all shipping fees.  If there is an item that is out of stock, be sure to add it to your "wish list" and you will be notified immediately, via email, when the items arrive. 

Holiday season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to stock up on items you need to generate sales or gifts.  Accenting your fused glass jewelry with our quality silver settings and decals is a great option to increase value.  Chains and cords make your jewelry ready to wear.  You may want to incorporate your fused glass art with our popular metal stands or wooden gift boxes.  You are sure to get a smile when combining beautiful fused glass with either of these display options.

We have a complete selection of popular CBS Dichroic glass as well as Bullseye sheet glass, frit and molds.  We also carry Olympic Kilns, Gemini Saws and Covington lap wheels and grinders.  Whether you are just starting out or looking to upgrade your studio, Tanya has the equipment for you.

Lets continue to spread the renewed excitement in the fused glass industry and break down barriers...together.  Now get fusing!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

AAE Glass has Gemini Revolution XT saws, Covington Lap Wheels & Olympic Kilns

The mudroom at the AAE Glass Art Studio is being put to the test this week with two Extreme Fusing classesTanya has the students cold working their pieces from day 1.  We had 4 Olympic kilns cooking yesterday, 4 Revolution XT saws cutting today and 2 Covington lap wheels spinning like crazy.  The Bullseye glass is being turned into some beautiful art with the help of these machines. 

AAE Glass carries Olympic kilns, Gemini saws, Covington lap wheels and more.  We have everything you need to create your glass fusing studio or take your current studio to the next level.  Call (239-471-7724) or email (info@aaeglass.com) Tanya to discuss which equipment fits your needs best.  You can pick your items up at the AAE Glass Art Studio or we can ship them directly to your front door. 

Lets get fusing!!!

AAE Glass Art Studio will be CLOSED Saturday October 19th

We apologize for the inconvenience while we upgrade.  We will re-open Tuesday, October 22 at 10am.  We are open today through Friday, October 18th from 10am until 5pm.  Call 239-471-7724 with any questions.  Thank you.

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Silver Settings Available at AAE Glass

AAE Glass has released new, modern silver jewelry setting designs.  These quality silver plated jewelry settings will enhance your fused glass jewelry as well as your bottom line.  We work with and promote hundreds of fused glass artists every year and those who incorporate these silver settings with their fused glass jewelry report a higher number of sales as well as higher profit margins per sale.  These settings will help you set yourself apart from other glass artists at an art show as well as act as an eye catching piece that will draw people into your booth.  We have dozens of designs to choose from including brand new earrings, bracelets and pendants.  

Friday, September 27, 2013

Want to be Notified First When Products are Back in Stock?


The AAEGlass.com website has a great feature that will allow you to be notified as soon as products are in stock.  It is called MY WISH LIST and it is simple to use.  Once you add a product to your wishlist, you will be notified immediately when inventory is available.  In anticipation of the gobs of dichroic glass being released this weekend, this is a great way to make sure you get notified ASAP. 

You must be logged in to the site to use this feature.  If you forgot your password, simply click the "forgot password" button and follow the instructions.  If you see a product that you like, but it is out of stock, simply click the button under it "add to wishlist."  Each item you add to your wishlist is saved to your account and you can modify at will.  You will be notified as soon as we receive it and you can purchase immediately. 

The AAE Glass Art Studio is shining with over 200 sheets of beautiful CBS Dichroic glass that will be available for purchase this weekend.  Be sure to add the colors you want to your wishlist and you will have the first opportunity to purchase it.  Some of the popular colors we received are Sunset Blend, Tropical Rays, wafer thin and so much more. The scrap packs have gotten even better!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Triple Reward Points Through Sunday

Today through Sunday, 9/22/13 earn TRIPLE REWARD POINTS on glass fusing supplies purchased at AAEGlass.com. (In stock items only, excludes classes, kilns, saws and equipment).  Be sure to login to your account when placing your order, no coupon code necessary.  
AAE Glass is constantly adding new glass fusing supplies and Tanya Veit is constantly coming up with new and creative ways to use them.  AAE Glass carries unique products along with all the essential products you will need to take your glass fusing to the next level.

Take advantage of free advertising opportunities by contacting Mark at info@aaeglass.com.  We promote small businesses both locally and globally at no charge to you.  Do you have an upcoming show you would like to promote?  Did you recently launch an online store or open a brick and mortar studio?  Let Mark help you get the word out.

If you forget your password at AAEGlass.com, simply click the "forgot your password" link, enter the email address you used when you signed up and a password reset email will be emailed to you.  The email should arrive to your inbox within a few minutes, on rare occasions it may take an hour.  Be sure to check your spam folder as well. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Be the First to Have These Two New Texture Molds

AAE Glass is happy to offer you two brand new, 12x12, texture molds.  These molds aren't available everywhere so this is your chance to be the first on your block to have them.  Tanya Veit has been making some stunning glass art pieces using these texture molds and teaching others to do the same.  What do you think?  Order today, 9/14/13 and save $5.  Stop by the AAE Glass Art Studio to see some live samples.

Friday, September 13, 2013

48 Hour Sale at AAE Glass

 AAE Glass is having a 48 hour sale on some of our most popular decal designs, including the COLOR DECALS.  These designs can be used with your fused glass jewelry as well as landscape pieces, vases and more.  These decals fire true on any color glass without fading or losing shape integrity.
Search this blog for several free tutorials from Tanya Veit on unique ways to use these detailed and sturdy decals.
Don't forget to log into your account on AAEGlass.com to earn reward points for even more savings.
We hope everyone enjoys this beautiful Friday the 13th.  Be safe out there today!