Monday, May 19, 2014

Crazy Custom's

At least once during every Art Show, someone will ask me if I can do a custom piece. The answer is usually a cautious "YES", depending on what they have in mind. I have discovered that there are some pretty, shall we say, creative, people out there! The first thing I do is make sure I understand what the client has in mind. Things like color, size and theme. Then I have to make sure they understand what can and can not be done in glass. And lastly, and this is the fun part, create a design that will give vision to their ideas. 

Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

For a lady that sells Premier Jewelry. She wanted a card holder that would showcase her display.


For a Baby shower.  The theme of the baby's room was the Jungle. I went with a Mommy and Baby Giraffe.

This is a custom piece for a group of Heart Attack survivors who now have pacemakers, or what they call "Wired Hearts".


A couple had a friend that was taking his vows to become a priest. They wanted something special to commemorate this very sacred event.

A friend of mind wanted to have something special made for her Pharmacist, who has been a huge help and a good friend during some very serious health issues she has had to deal with.  

A client asked me for a special Baby Gift. Apparently the parents are decorating the nursery with the alphabet and everyone was assigned a letter. Her's was the letter "J". She told me that the Father to be was a fisherman and could I incorporate fishing in the letter. This is what I came up with and she loved it. 

It's fun to think outside of the box.  And I get some of my best ideas from my customers and clients. I hope to be able to bring you more of my custom pieces as the year continues. 

Thanks for stopping by.  

And make sure to check out fellow artists, Marge Paul's of Ardath Studios at and Denise Donaldson of Sticks and Glitter at