Hello, My name is Christina Nixon Cole, and I torch my art.

I'm a glass, micromosaic and silver jewelry artist. Welcome!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MemoryPearl Cages for Cremains Beads

 I am now offering these adorable MemoryPearl Cages.  They are plated in your choice of silver or gold.  I have teardrops and hearts.  Other shapes, sizes and metals will be coming soon.
 Each purchase includes three little glass MemoryPearls, each one a different color.  The glass pieces are like little marbles the size of a pea.

Send in the ashes of your loved one, and they will be added into the glass for a lasting memento.
The Glass MemoryPearl is captured and kept safe inside the little cage by locking it shut with the necklace strung through the bail.

To purchase yours, please visit my Etsy shop.

New Gift Boxes

As I expand my glass business into the Cremains Memorial Beads, I am searching for delightful little gift boxes. I found a fantastic American box company, Bayley's Boxes.

I went ahead and ordered a variety of boxes so I could see how they assemble and to see if the size would work. I'm glad I did this because some were quite time consuming and difficult to construct. Although they are adorable. Another thing I needed is for them to fit in the flat rate shipping VCR box. This ruled out a few as well.

They come with nice instructions for each box. They also come in many colors, prints, plastics, etc. The plain white you can even decorate, paint, stamp, rivet, glue, yourself. I am simply leaving mine white.

If you would like to see more photos of the boxes, I have an album in my facebook profile. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Torched-Art/251285824323

Here are the survivors. They are fairly easy to assemble, they fit in the USPS Flatrate VCR box.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meetup: Jan. 21, 2012 at 1:00PM

Come join the fun at our next meetup gathering.

We are debuting the newly remodeled studio. Snacks and drinks will be served, glass will be melting, and friends will be made.

Please bring your jewelry, glass, or art for show and tell (or sell).

If you want to try your hand at the glass, this will be a great opportunity. A brief review of safety, and sign a waiver and you can make a bead or two.

You are welcome to bring something to contribute to the food table. Healthy is preferable.

PLEASE NO NOT WEAR PERFUME OR SCENTED PRODUCTS!!!!! Or I will hose you down and dress you in my bath robe. Ok, not really, but I will give you a washcloth and soap to go wash it off. Seriously, I ask because I am quite allergic to chemicals and perfumes.

Sign up and rsvp at Meetup. $5 at the door.

New Studio

After functioning for several years in a hodge-podge of shelves, equipment and chaos, I have finally made a much needed upgrade. I want to thank everyone who has spent their time and efforts to make this possible. (Dave, Mici, Richard, Ralph, and Charlie)

First off, let's just show you what the studio looked like this...

Seriously, I had a picnic bench and the steat for a shelf. Not really pretty, but at least it has been functional.

But now, I have beautiful white shelves, cupboards, countertops. I have so much storage, and drawers! But we had to put in our share of elbow grease to clean up these upcycled kitchen cabinets.....

You can see more photos and read more about the process on my facebook page.