Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday is on FIRE

One of my favorite Fire Diva shops is on ArtFire. It's called GlasstasticTreasures, and it features some super fun sculptural animal beads, as well as lovely focals, finished jewelry and adorable cell phone charms. With Halloween on the horizon, this is the perfect time of year to visit this shop. You'll find all sorts of glassy Halloween treats, and a few tricks as well. So let's get to know Jamie, from GlasstasticTreasures.

How did you find your craft, or did it find you?
My friend kept bugging me about taking a bead class and I kept saying no, that I really didn't have any use for beads. Well, she bugged me for months and finally I agreed to go. I left the class that day with a kit under my arm, and I haven't stopped torching since! It is amazing!

Favorite color glass?
EDP, or evil devitrifying purple. It does aweful things while you work with it, but when you use it with copper green and intense black or ivory it makes for a very interesting bead.

Favorite bead?

Do you have a nickname?
My business nickname is Glass. But my Dad calls me Mangy. Like mangy mutt, because my younger brother couldn't say Jamie, he said Mangy. lol My dad gave us all wacky nicknames. Stink, Punkin, Fink, Twerp, Que Ball, Pinky, Butch are just a few of the family nicknames. His nickname is A.H. Stand for @#$ %^&* (but that's between him and mom). I get my sense of humor from him!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate only!

Laundry hamper: full or empty?
full 6 days out of the week. Hey, I'm too busy making beads!

What did you have for dinner last night?

Bed: made or unmade?
both, some times I forget.

Do you root for any teams?
Just my Fire Divas

Favorite fruit:

Last book you read:
Twilight Series

Salad dressing: on the side or mixed in?
I have a salad shaker, so mixed in!!

Ever eat Playdoh?
No, but I licked some once. Salty!

How do you like your eggs?
Scrambled and watery with cheddar cheese cooked in.
Poached on toast with cheese on top
I make a whopping Jamie McMuffin!
Okay, fine, I love ALL eggs :)

Ever have a perm?
Ah, my mother was a hairstylist and so was I, so yes. I have one now. I'm bringing them back in style.

Deep dish or thin crust?
The thicker the better!

Favorite smell/scent:

Can you play an instrument?
I can play the opening verse of The Sting theme song and some other crazy kid ditty on the piano. If my mother had let me when I was younger, I would be playing the piano, the violin, the fiddle (not sure what the difference is) the drums but mostly the first two. She said no.

Pets' names:
Cat is Austin Powers, international cat of myster
Dog is Mylee. My grand daughter named HIM that. Poor dog :(

Ever try their (your pets') food?
Ahh, not telling

Ever broken a bone?
Lemme count: one, two, TWO, both arms, and dislocated one. I'm clumsy.

Do you like guacamole?
LOVE it piled on chips with salsa and sour cream

Most proud of:
My adorable grand kids. Wanna see pictures?

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  1. great interview...i love glasstastic treasures...
    beautiful work...

  2. Thanks for featuring me Lauren. This was a lot of fun. GREAT questions! hehe

  3. What a great shop! I love those green fingers!