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Heart of Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

American Idol


As long as we’re on the subject of water bottles, I thought I’d send you something from my other hobby. I make greeting cards; stamped, embossed, you name it, if it involves paper, I will find a way to make a card out of it. Last week I took a class at one of my favorite scrap/stamp shop. Iris folding looks so cool, and so complicated, but it is actually very easy. The results are pretty amazing, if you consider what the back of the card looks like. I bought a book that has over 400 different templates and patterns for placing the folded paper strips. Unfortunately, there was one shape they didn’t have. I decided I’d create a water bottle template. The fun part is that I can make this in any color, or combination of colors that suit my fancy. The attached was my first try.