The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it...every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
- John D. Rockefeller III
Hello, and welcome to my place...
I own and operate a stained glass studio in Farmington, Missouri. Looking for stained glass supplies, hot glass supplies, or interested in some gorgeous custom made stained glass for your home or business? I can help.
The real reason I created this website though was because of my jewelry kaleidoscopes.
The idea to create these pieces came about
quite by accident and I was instantly hooked. And, it wasn't until the third piece that I realized that what I was creating was really, really out there.
So please, browse my pages, and take a look at what I have created: Jewelry Kaleidoscopes, Art Sculptures, Eclectic stained glass lampshades and other unique pieces all created with last century items.
Want to try making one of my jewelryeidoscopes or other pieces yourself?
I've spent the last year creating links to the *Ebay sellers from whom I had
bought the jewelry and other items that I used in my art sculptures.
I have listed what each item was that I used and created a link.
Simply click on the links to take you to the Ebay sellers who sold me the items
I used to make that particular piece.
I also created keyword links to the searches I had going on for the past year that originally brought me to such great treasures.
I discovered over time that these pieces were really a reflection of me, my
thoughts and who I am. That's why I love the idea of other artists
seeing where their imagination can take them.
One's art really is a reflection of one's self. It's a peek into one's soul.
So, if you're an artist...of any medium, I invite you to take a look...
The possibilities of using 20th century items to create your own masterpieces
is so completely unlimited. I've discovered that every single piece really
does show your sense of color and style.
February 2009 update:
For those of you who have expressed an interest in purchasing
one of my pieces...thank you! I have been updating each piece of art
that is available with a 'purchase' button. A shopping cart from Paypal will
appear and calculate shipping and then you can make a safe and
secure purchase thru Paypal.
Using 20th century items like vintage jewelry, pewter miniatures, pill boxes, napkin holders, thimbles, and other very cool, unique items, I began to mix them with stained glass. What started out as kaleidoscopes with touches of jewelry began to evolve into
art that had a statement to make or a story to tell.
It's been very exciting, and yet disheartening, as I've made these pieces.
Exciting, because the possibilities for expression are endless. Disheartening, because a lot of the pieces I've used are from American companies that are no longer in business.
Whether you're an artist who is intrigued by what I've written,
or an art lover who appreciates someone who has spent a lifetime trying to always
'think outside the box',
you really want to take a look.
"...great website, very entertaining.
I'd have to say it was the best hour and a half
I ever wasted!" February 2009 comment