Showing off a bit

Today I’ve been busy getting information out about our Glass Art and Beads 13th birthday this month. I came across some pictures I took at our store recently. Besides the dozen or so artists we feature in our store we also have hundreds of art resale, glass, pottery and interesting items from around the world. These pictures give you a glance at some of the wonderful pieces I’ve gathered in one place.

2016 June - New Mexico2016 June - Jeff tiles2016 June - Asian Men2016 June - Tall AfricanOur store is a rather wandering type of place.  Our main store is up front on the main drag of our mini-mall.  Down an alleyway we also have a large glass alcove where we display all our colored glass for sale. In the afternoons, when the sun is setting, the room is charged with bright colorful light.  I hang some Swarovski crystal here and there to create those great rainbows.

2016 March - Store (1)And then there is a small store we call our “Blue Room” with it’s large collection blue and white Asian, English and European items.

2015 June - Store Blue Room (4) 72 dpi We have a pottery “corner” and “Miniatures Wall” where we display over a hundred very tiny things.  Up front, right outside our door, I have one of my favorite displays of Mexican and South American pieces. It just goes on and on. We hope you’ll stop by our store on your way through Houston.  We’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.  Check our “Store in Houston” for more information.

Annual Christmas Extravaganza!

Just in time for the Holidays!
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
December 19 & 20, 2015

Our huge windows bring in the sun and dazzle our alcove area when it shines through all our colored glass.  As you can see, we're getting ready for Christmas big time!

Our huge windows bring in the sun and dazzle our alcove area when it shines through all our colored glass. As you can see, we’re getting ready for Christmas big time!

Glass Art & Beads and the entire Mini-Mall
Invite you to shop our charming and unique
stores.  Your spirits will be uplifted
with laughter, good food and drink, and
friendly spirited shop owners.
at The Market Place
10910 Katy Fwy., Houston, Texas 77043

Besides our excellent collection of antiques and collectibles,
we are a house full of art, from paintings to pottery to stained
glass to jewelry, and even delightful Christmas Spiders!

Food, Drink, Music & Fun!

Each store in The Market Place will have their own
special sales and great deals throughout the weekend.
At Glass Art & Beads all of our gently used
resale pieces are 20% off.  And we will have an
original art discount, but it’s still hush-hush.


Yes, Don will be making glass beads!
Come and watch him melt glass
on Saturday.

We will be open Monday &
Tuesday too, December 21 & 22
for those last minute shoppers!

Hot August Art Sale!

We’ve been here at The Market Place for 5 years now.  That makes Glass Art and Beads 12 years old!  We feel very fortunate to be able to pursue our art endeavors this long, and we hope to be doing this for another 12 years.

In celebration of our 5th Anniversary we are having our very first

Hot August Sale at Glass Art and Beads
Inside where it’s Cool!
All of August, 2015
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5:30 pm.
at The Market Place, 10910 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77043
Not only do we have our own art, but we have over 15 other family and Houston artists represented in our store. It is a wonderland of great and affordable original gifts and art.

I’ve been busily making more Angels and Bead Totems and Hangings of all kinds.  This week I was into making big bunches of our Spiders of Good Fortune.  And here’s what a big bunch of spiders look like!

22 Spiders 72 dpi

Add all these to the 15 we already have down at the store, and you have a big big bunch. So, if you are thinking about our Spiders of Good Fortune as Christmas gifts, now would be a great time.  You can read the wonderful story “Legend of the Christmas Spider” on our website. We include this story (and another), along with a suction cup, and of course “The Care and Feeding of Your Spider”. All in a pretty purple box. Here they are all nestled together for the trip down to our store this weekend.

Last minute News!  I just completed four new hangings featuring Swarovski crystal.  No pictures yet . . . haven’t even priced them.  But they will be at the store starting tomorrow.

Ann at the Clay Flower Lady store a few doors down from mine, has been nice enough to join us in our sale.  She, and her sister Jenda, make the most beautiful flowers that will last forever.  So her’s and Jinda’s flowers will be 15% OFF.  All her great resale items will be 20% OFF.  Iggy’s Collectibles & Things will be 20% OFF, and Gigi’s Pottery Designs – 10% OFF.  They are all so unique, with their own special treasures for sale.

We hope to see you during August.  Join us in our Hot August Art Sale, inside, where it’s cool!