Friday, 31 January 2014

2 Kissing Glass Dolphins.

With Valentine's Day coming up soon I thought two Kissing Glass Dolphins would be a good romantic gift. I was told Dolphins are an ancient Greek symbol of good luck. So you never know ;)

Glass dolphins kissing

Here's a really bad romantic joke. If you know me you will know how this is about my level of humor: Q: What did the light bulb say to the switch? A: You turn me on.

I've also been told there will be an article about the Glassblobbery in the North Wales Daily Post today. :)

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Glass Urdd Presentation Piece

Rwyf newydd orffen gwobr Gwydr Urdd ar gyfer Gogledd Cymru
I've just finished a Glass Urdd Presentation Piece for someone in North Wales
Dyma lun ohono:
Here's a picture of it:

Gwobr Gwydr Urdd -
Glass Urdd Presentation Piece

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

a Visit toTrophex

I have been asked what sort of things I get up to at this time of the year over the next few weeks I thought I'd give you some of the things I've been doing...
On Monday last week, because I make trophies, awards and corporate gifts, I went down to visit Trophex 2014 at the NEC Birmingham.
It’s a good show to see what’s new in techniques and drool over equipment (I spent a long time on a stand selling laser cutting machines… very tempted) The drive down gave me time to do some design drawings.

Outside Trophex 2014
 The following day I went to the Spring Fair at Venue Cymru,  Llandudno North Wales. There was a Tourism Seminar in the morning, which left me time to go round the Spring Fair. It’s a good place to see other Welsh Crafters and suppliers with goods for our shop and gallery.

At the Spring Fair 2014 reception

Monday, 27 January 2014

Glass Pillow Hearts

We had a visitor today who told me she loves the little red glass hearts we have. Last year she bought some to leave around the house on Valentine's Day. She said the best place was on the pillow! She turned back the sheets placed the heart on the pillow... I'll have to try that :).
Here's a picture of the (I now call them) "pillow hearts". :)

Red Glass Hearts (Pillow Hearts)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Valentine's Day - Glass Dragons In Love

I was asked if I would make some Glass Dragons roughly in the shape of a heart for St Valentine's Day. After a couple of drawings I thought I'd make a small version of the glass dragons first to see what it looked like. Here's a picture of me working on the design...

Making glass dragons in the flame.
 And here is a picture of the 2 Crystal Clear Glass Dragons...

2 Glass Dragons In Love

More Valentine gift ideas next time. :)

Friday, 24 January 2014

A Glass Red Rose for Valentine’s Day...

I've been told a glass red rose is a romantic flower for Valentine’s Day. Or even just for the one you love at any time. Of course we've been doing roses for a long time. Here's a picture of a standing glass rose.

Glass Red Rose for Valentine's Day

The glass red rose like all the other flowers we make don't need watering.  

On Valentine's Day, 2 dragons in love we're talking...
1st dragon "Do you know Cupid?"
2nd dragon "I think so? Wasn't he the guy who's arrows kept bouncing off my scales?"
1st dragon "Yes that's the one"
2nd dragon "What about him?"
1st dragon licking his lips says "I ate him."

There are some dragons on their way soon...

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A glass heart for Valentines Day

A  glass heart for Valentines Day. With the 14th February getting closer more thoughts
for the one you love. Hearts and roses can't go wrong. This glass heart has a rose in to make it even more appropriate. .
Glass Rose in a Heart
 Dragons coming up shortly.... ;)

Monday, 20 January 2014

Before St Valentine's Day there is

As Valentines Day is coming up I thought I would share the saint for lovers in Wales. Before St Valentine's Day there is St Dwynwen’s Day (The Welsh patron saint of lovers) is on 25th January.

This means Welsh people have TWO days for lovers! Yippeee!

St Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, which makes her the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine.
St Dwynwen’s Day (The Welsh patron saint of lovers)

Dwynwen lived during the 5th century and was one of the prettiest of Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. Dwynwen fell in love with a prince called Maelon Dafodrill, but unfortunately her father had already arranged that she should marry someone else.

Dwynwen was so upset that she could not marry Maelon that she begged God to make her forget him. After falling asleep, Dwynwen was visited by an angel, who appeared carrying a sweet potion designed to erase all memory of Maelon and turn him into a block of ice.

God then gave three wishes to Dwynwen. Her first wish was that Maelon be thawed; her second that God meet the hopes and dreams of true lovers; and third, that she should never marry. All three were fulfilled, and as a mark of her thanks, Dwynwen devoted herself to God’s service for the rest of her life.

She founded a convent on Llanddwyn, off the west coast of Anglesey, where a well named after her became a place of pilgrimage after her death in 465AD. Visitors to the well believed that the sacred fish or eels that lived in the well could foretell whether or not their relationship would be happy and whether love and happiness would be theirs. Remains of Dwynwen’s church can still be seen today.
Aren’t the Welsh lucky.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Glass swans their first kiss

The Valentine gift for one young person will be a pair of Glass Swans.
Here is a picture of the swans and their first kiss:

Kissing Glass Swans

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a great time to think about that first kiss. Do you remember yours? Did you know this person a long time or was it someone you just met? Where was it? Was it when were accompanying someone home? :/ After delving into my dim and distant past I can't remember this "memorable" event. When I mentioned this dilemma to a friend (who shall remain nameless - you'll understand why!) said he had no problem remembering it at all. It was with a mirror! On reflection I always thought he had a big ego.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Glass Snowdrops

Today I was in the garden and noticed the snowdrops were out :) In this part of the world the snowdrop is the first flower of the year that tells us life is beginning. they appear towards the end of Winter, and if we're lucky spring wont be far behind.
Of course a good thing about our Glass snowdrops is they don’t need any water and don’t die. ;)
Here’s a picture of the glass snowdrop set: (Latin: Galanthus nivalis)

Glass snowdrop set

 As Valentines Day is coming up (14 February) I think I might do some posts of 2 creatures together.