Sisters Create Flowers

Our love is art, and that’s why we carry beautiful items by 15 different artists.  Recently we’ve added two new artists and also an artistic collaboration.  Our newest artist, Jinda Photong, lives in Thailand.  We met her recently when she came to visit her sister here in Houston, Texas.  While she and her sister, Ann Spencer, both make beautiful flowers, they come from two different creative mediums.  Ann works in clay, Jinda in material, specifically nylon and wire.  We’ve showed you Ann’s clay flowers in the past but we’ll show them again below, so you can see both artist’s remarkable flowers.

Flowers by Ann Spencer (1) 72 dpiAbove are Ann’s pink Orchids.  All the work is in clay and mounted on driftwood.  And I just love Ann’s blue mushrooms too:

Ann Spencer - Blue Mushrooms - 72 dpiJinda’s “Sheer Beauties” are just that.  Below are some examples of her work:

Artist - Jina Flowers 72 dpi (1) Artist - Jina Flowers 72 dpi (2) Artist - Jina Flowers 72 dpi (3) Artist - Jina Flowers 72 dpi (4)We are carrying Jinda’s work in our Glass Art and Beads store.  Ann has her own store (two stores down from ours) called “The Clay Flower Lady”.  Ann also has a nice collection of Jinda’s flowers in her own store.  Both artists are lovely ladies and wonderfully creative sisters.  Jinda will be visiting the U.S. until late August and Ann plans on showing her around the country in the coming months.  We, at Glass Art and Beads will be taking care of Ann’s store while she’s away, so feel free to come and see us all!

Jewelry Collaboration

We’ve been carrying Joanne Kendall’s beautiful wire jewelry for over four years.  Her wire-wrapped pendants are truly beautiful and one of our finest sellers.  Recently an artist, Gigi Killough, saw Joanne’s pendants and was inspired to add a touch of her own creativity.  To complement Joanne’s pendant Gigi made the most beautiful beaded necklace, earrings and bracelet.  There are two of these creations in our store right now.  Here’s one of them:Artist - Gigi & Joanne 72 dpi.jpgGigi also has her own store here in our mini-mall, where she carries many more of her jewelry creations.  And her pottery is stunning, but you’ll have to visit here to see those lovely pieces.  Here are some of her other jewelry pieces:

Jewelry by Gigi Killough (2) 72 dpiIt’s worth a visit for sure.

 

Our Resale Side

Because of our love of art and everything beautiful, we also sell resale items that strike our artistic side.  We don’t know much about who made these items unless they are signed.  And we don’t know when they were made unless they are dated.  And we don’t much care if it’s commercially made, though we do lean towards original art.  We only care if it hits our heart or makes us smile and laugh.  I love oriental art so we have a wonderful collection of resale pieces.  And I’m attracted to masks and statues from all around the world.  Pottery and glass is also a favorite, along with charming creatures and weird little things.  Recently I took lots of pictures around our store so you can get a feel for what we resell.  You can email me if you are interested in an item, or better yet, come and visit us in our Houston store.

My special love is oriental art:

2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (2) 2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (4) 2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (6) 2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (3) 2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (5) 2015 June - Store Oriental 72 dpi (1)We love oriental pieces so much that we have a small store just down the hallway that is devoted to pieces from Asia and Japan:

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2015 June - Store Stone Beads 72 dpi 2015 June - Store Miniatures 72 dpi (2) 2015 June - Store Mexican 72 dpi (3) 2015 June - Store Mexican 72 dpi (2) 2015 June - Store Miniatures 72 dpi (1)Our store has many, many more items for resale; way more than we could possibly show here.  So, if you are in the area, we would love to have to come by and see it all.