Tuesday, December 28, 2010

happy holidays! and we heart firstlightglass!

seriously, i owe firstlightglass a HUGE apology. not only have i slacked on writing up this feature since she was crowned the hands-down winner of october's design challenge, but because she and i have NEVER traded. her shop is GORGEOUS. and having worked alongside several lampworkers/fused glass artists, i know how much work goes into what she does!
mama by day, glass artist by night (or whenever she can squeeze it in), Dawn makes gorgeous dichroic fused glass pendants, fused glass artworks such as candle holders and fabulous plates and nightlights - and my favorites - slumped glass bottle spoonrests and cheese boards! she has a wonderful sense of color and design which is reflected in the photographs of her work in her etsy shop. with a background in architecture, fine art and city planning, Dawn definitely redefines "renaissance woman".
working from her home studio in jacksonville, FLA, Dawn continues to make awesome creations that delight all of us tradeaholics! thank you, Dawn, for sharing your amazing work with us!!!
now, the details for february's design challenge! Dawn has chosen the theme "It's COLD Outside!" as inspiration this time around.
the rules are simple:
- entries will be accepted until february 17th, 2011.
- only one entry per shop
- all entries MUST be handmade and listed for sale/trade in your Etsy shop. (no supplies or destash please!)
- all entries must reflect in some way the current theme "it's cold outside!"
- tag your item with this month's challenge tag "tradefebruary11" so that people can find your item!
- starting on february 10th, CONVO muffintopdesigns with a photo of your entry (it's easier to post on blogspot that way - plus it keeps me better organized)
Feel free to promote the challenge - and yourself! - via facebook, twitter, etsy, your blog or hot air balloon! the voting will start on february 19th and go till the 26th!
thanks to you all - especially firstlightglass! - for being so awesome! happy holidays and as always - TRADE ON!
xoxoox muffin & raevyn


Megs said...

Great feature on Dawn and congratulations to her for winning!

I HAVE traded with her and absolutely loved the pendant I got from her. She was perfectly fine with me using it in one of my own designs and I recently sold the collaboration between the two of us. Her pendant and my crocheted chain. It was one of my favorite pieces!!

amanda j said...

Congrats, Dawn! I have always loved dichroic glass, and you have some GORGEOUS pieces!

Rayvenwoodmanor said...

Love the blue glass bowl! Fabulous work!

First Light Glass said...

Thank you so much for the feature and for all your kind words. I really enjoy being a part of this team!

Sylvia Kubilus-Elam said...

Dawn & I have traded more than once & I LOVE her work!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Dawn! Beautiful article about you also :))
Sure hope I can enter in one of these contests...plan to open a new shop on Etsy myself, maybe in January...we will see. I am not good with MANDATES!!

CBLandCO. Jewelry And Gifts said...

Wonderful feature on Dawn. Beautiful work!

Mindy said...

I LOVE FIRSTLIGHT!!! Have purchased from her in the past and am always Happy with all her work! She is a wonderful Artist!!!

Jessica said...

I loved the trade I did with Dawn. Like Megs I've been working up necklace patterns (in my case, tatted) to show-off her pendants. I haven't been able to bring myself to list any of the ones I've made though. I've wanted to keep them for myself. :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the glass art. SO gorgeous and so happy to "meet" you!
Thea x x x

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Anonymous said...

congrats! Your shop is wonderful!

Maryanne @ On The Rocks Gems said...

What a great write up on Dawn and her shop. This is why I left my own website behind and am throwing everything in her at Etsy...all you wonderful, talented people!

Anonymous said...

where can we go to see the current entries?

RetroBabs said...

Hello team members.
I made a blog post about our team and the challenge contest,"it's Cold Outside"
Check it out:


Babs from RetroBabs Vintage and ReMix

RubyRedDragon said...

Really awesome glass work, I´m drooling! :D