Friday, June 28, 2013

The AAE Glass Art Studio will be Closed from June 30 through July 10th

Thank you for your patience as our travel schedule takes us on the road for a few days.  We will be back with new projects, new techniques and some very anticipated new products.  Have a safe and happy Fourth of July and we will see you soon!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AAE Glass Celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks with Double Reward Points Today Only!

AAE Glass wants to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks bringing the Stanley Cup back to the windy city.  This group of youngsters showed what can be accomplished when you are hungry to be the best and willing to work hard to get there.  Great season gentlemen, now enjoy the cup!

In honor of the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions, today only, all online orders will receive DOUBLE REWARD POINTS!  Be sure you are logged into your account when you check out.  There are several new products available such as Bullseye Glass special production @ 25% OFF, CBS Dichroic Glass, NEW wood trinket display boxes, Diamond core drill bitsSilver and Gold chains, Metal display stands, 35% OFF Glassline Paints, Silver Settings, Decals, Etching Stickers and much more!

Do you have plans on Thursday, June 27th?  If not, how about joining Tanya Veit for her brand new webinar, "Dichroic Odyssey."  You will learn all new content, LIVE, from the comfort of your own home.  You can choose from an AFTERNOON SESSION or an EVENING SESSION. Thursday will be the first time Tanya is teaching this webinar.  Have your questions ready!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AAE Glass New Wood Glass Display Gifts and Boxes

AAE Glass is now selling high quality, beautiful wood boxes that Tanya uses in her glass fusing workshops! Add pizazz to your fused glass pieces or give fabulous gifts to friends and family that will leave them wanting more.
Tanya Veit has used several different types of wood boxes, and through trial and error has determined these are by far the best quality for the price on the market.  Like all products sold at, these boxes were approved by Tanya Veit after much research and experimentation.
These boxes will showcase your fused glass art on a larger level and when you show them as jewelry boxes at your next art show, they will be sure to fly off your display table.  Your past and future clients will thank you for making them a one of a kind keepsake!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

40% Off All Bullseye Glass Products at AAE Glass

Hello glass art lovers. and the AAE Glass Art Studio want to offer you the biggest Bullseye Glass discount yet.  For a very limited time, you can save 40% on ALL Bullseye products online and in store.  NO COUPON CODE NEEDED.  There are hundreds of colors and textures of Bullseye Glass, Frit, Molds, Thin Fire Paper, Kiln Wash to choose from!

If we don't have what you are looking for in stock, we are placing a new Bullseye crate order this week.  You can jump on with us and we will extend the 40% discount to you. 
If you are interested in opening a wholesale account for Bullseye Glass products, contact John at for more information and he can get you started.

Lets get fusing!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Save on Silver Settings with the Six Pack Special

AAE Glass works with fused glass artists who are known for framing their fused glass pendants, bracelets and earrings in silver settings.  These are the best quality settings on the market for the price.

Now you can save even more when you purchase 6 pieces of the same design with the silver setting six pack.  Simply choose a quantity of 6 (or more) of the same silver setting piece and the price will be reflected in your cart.  It is that simple.  Don't forget to log into your account to receive your valuable reward points that you can use for future savings.

Over 30 designs of these quality silver plated settings are now available for purchase from major distributors as well. Contact your sales rep today and ask them for AAE Glass silver settings.  We want to help make your glass fusing hobby or career as affordable and/or profitable as possible.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

AAE Glass Features Artist Michelle Copeland of Thistle Glass


AAE Glass is happy to share glass art works from Michelle Copeland of Thistle Glass.  Michelle is a pro's pro and takes the time to develop her art by experimenting with ideas that are outside the box.  I will let Michelle tell you about her work below.  Thank you for sharing Michelle!

Hello, my name is Michelle Copeland and I am the artist/owner of When Tanya and Mark asked me to write a little about myself for their blog I was flattered and happy to have the opportunity to let such a large audience know who I am. I have been a glass artist for over twenty years now and have wandered all over the map as far as glass disciplines go. My journey began with stained glass, then fusion, lampworking, casting and eventually glass blowing. My love for light and color frequently leads me from one discipline to another and back again, and occasionally I blend glass techniques to create something completely out of the box.
This leads me to the latest development in my glassy journey! I have tons of stained glass on hand from the custom windows I have built over the years and have been dreaming of great ways to finally make good use of it, all while still keeping busy with my fused glass. It was at this point that I found AAE Glass, offering the curious “new to me” enamel decals. WOW, how very exciting is this? I had trouble believing their claim that the decals were strong and never wear or fade. Of course I had to test it out and I placed my first order. My test after fusing my first round was to scrape hard with an exacto blade, then I sand blasted, the decals were still thick enough to withstand this rudeness! I also left one in the hot sun for several days, and then did the underwater test for a few more days. Nothing went wrong yet, these decals were crazy-good quality! My daughters witnessed the decal abuse and exclaimed, “Mom! You are going to have to scrub the glass on cement to ruin those decals!” I took that as a hint and have been offering the decal glass to my clients ever since. Necessary side note here: I tested other decal brands and not only did they fade, they sandblast off right away. This means they are super thin, just so you know.
The next part of the decal journey was my test firings of decals onto stained glass. OK, really? The glass and decals came out perfect using the low fire schedule, and with the high fire schedule, the glass edges developed needles, which were easily ground off. After this succeeded on the first try, I cut and ground them into the desired shape and foiled them for stained glass mini windows!
Putting the decals to a whole new test now, (full-color, black, and white decals), I was pulling no punches here. I ground and foiled the decal glass, then flux, soldered (remember this is super hot and DID touch the decal!), washed, scrubbed with 0000 steel wool, cleaned with rubbing alcohol, applied black patina (which acts as an acid and did not stain the white tree decal), then applied polishing wax. Now, if that didn’t wreck the decals, nothing ever will! It’s a big plus to give the decals yet one more use. They make a gorgeous focal point to your stained glass pieces and you get to use the stained glass that’s so different from the fusible glass available on the market. So, mix it up, go for it, and make something beautiful!
My personal goal over the years has been to learn as many glass disciplines as possible so I could someday blend them. Being self taught, this took awhile, but I did it! One glass lesson in particular became very clear…. I am never done learning, as glass is infinite in its possibilities. I leave you with my happy thought for the day; YOU can do ANYTHING and anything is possible! All glass all ways, Michelle Copeland.