2017 Christmas Extravaganza!



December 9 and 10, 2017, Saturday & Sunday

10 am to 5 pm

at The Market Place

10910 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77043

Free Food and Drink!
Don will be demonstrating how he makes Lampwork Beads.
Gigi and other artists will be demonstrating their art too.
And Sales!    And Sales!    And Sales!   And Sales!

Each store owner has a sale going!  At Glass Art and Beads we represent over a dozen artists so there are a wide array of original and unique gifts.  Along with original art, we offer really awesome resale items.  I love display and decor pieces from around the world. At Glass Art and Beads we’ve created inviting niches all around our store to show off our resale. Yes, it’s that great! So, on Saturday and Sunday we are offering a $25.00 gift certificate towards any resale treasure for every $100.00 you spend in our store.

Gift Certificate Form 2015Please come and enjoy all the wonderful comradery and outright fun we have when we celebrate our Annual Christmas Extravaganza!



TWO Saturdays in a Row!
November 11th AND November 18th
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
1968 Sherwood Forest St., Houston 77043
Lots and lots of great treasures, many perfect for gifts! Glassware, ceramics, wood, art, and collectables. Trays and trays and trays of beads, do-dads and weird things. We also have dishes and lamps and much more.
And this is a good chance to stop in and visit Don, who will be manning our Glass Art and Beads store, just a mile down the road from our house.

Of course we have Mickey!

Of course we have Mickey!

Happy Birthday Glass Art and Beads!

Yep, Glass Art and Beads is 13 years old in August!  Six of those years we have been here at The Marketplace mini-mall.  And we’ve morphed over the years.  We started as a little art store that featured artwork by a few Houston artists including my husband and me.  Now we are twice our original size and feature over a dozen artists and hundreds of original resale art, decor, and curiosities.

This August we are proud to display Rikki Mitman’s newest creations, Hobo Codes. She recreated the painted symbols used by Hobo’s since the 1930′s to give other hobo’s heads-up about towns along the railroad, their main mode of transportation. Rikki’s medium is enamel on copper mounted on reclaimed, wire-brushed redwood.  Pictured here are the first eight we had in the store.  We sold most of these last two weekends. Rikki has since made another nine, which are in the store right now.

2016 June - Hobo Codes

The top red Hobo Code reads “Get out of town!”. From left to right on the bottom: “Campground”, “Jobs Available” and “Doctor”.

Besides August being our birthday, it’s also our mini-mall’s Hot August event.  This year it’s going to be a sidewalk sale.  We have recently added quite a few new stores  to our mall.  Our Hot August Sidewalk Sale will be the perfect time to show off the many diverse stores we have at The Marketplace. Besides the dozen or so artists featured in our Glass Art and Beads store, the mall has two wonderful potters, a stained glass maker, lovely handmade and vintage jewelry, painters and so much more. That’s on top of all the antiques and collectibles. Did I mention free food and drink? Yep.

2016 - Hot August Flyer