Assembly of Glass & Clay for Solar Lights

Solar Light "totem" project

Solar Light “totem” project

A variety of clay, glass and china have been assembled and are ready for the addition of the solar light component! These will be for the patio or garden and cast the lovliest light…believe it or not…all year long! I have some that I assembled last summer and I purposely left them out all winter. They still light up and although they may need a new AA Battery, I am so happy to see they are still very functional.

I marked each of the newly assembled “totems” with a sign for which solar light will be attached to the top. These are going to be available at HANDMADE on CHARLES STREET which is my yearly home show that will take place May 3 & 4 at 7746 Charles Street. Visit FRIENDS BY DESIGN blog for more specific show information.

More photos as the show gets closer. Come by if you can!! 10 artists participating…


Picket Fence Boutique – Creative Clay Cafe Display

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Lots to see at Picket Fence Boutique! Here are several pictures of our display for the show this weekend. Thanks for visiting!

DIY Solar Light Project

Simple Solar Project

This is a super simple and inexpensive garden or walkway project. I used an empty wine bottle for the base to slide onto a square wood dowel (purchased at Lowe’s) and used waterproof adhesive to glue it onto a vintage china plate. The bottle was adhered after first assembling the plate to an old glass candlestick holder (which are both accented in gold). The solar light portion was easily removed from the stick that it came with and the light was glued for a snug fit into the top of the candlestick. The AA battery can still be replaced as needed since it is encased in the top “lid” part of the solar light.

I was amazed at the bright solar light that lit so nicely from this last night! The glass candlestick along with the solar light cast a nice design onto the dish, porch & sidewalk. I now have one on each side of my porch. Love these!!

Clay and Vintage Glass Jewelry Tower

Here is a view of one of our clay and glass jewelry towers complete with a ring peg at the top and a flower-shaped clay disc in the middle to hang your favorite pairs of earrings. This is just one example of the many items that will be for sale at our May Home Show — “Handmade on Charles Street”

Or buy it now on Etsy:

NEXT SUNDAY: Look for examples of our participating 3 jewelers that will have their work for sale at the May Home Show – May 11th and 12th (MORE information on our Event Section of this Blog)

Handmade on Charles Street / May Show

Here is a preview of only one of the many items that we will have to offer for our upcoming May Home Show! We are finding a great way to use our collection of vintage glass and china. Some pieces will involve our handmade clay dishes while others look great with just the vintage pieces!

We have 7 artists participating and their talents include jewelry-making, floral designing, sewing, pottery and garden artistry… we will even be sampling dip and coffee drink mixes!

If you wish to be included on our email list for further details:

Mark your calendars: May 11th and May 12th (just in time for Mother’s Day)

28th Annual Craft Cottage Boutique

I will have my clay craft wares exhibited at Craft Cottage Boutique this Wednesday – Saturday. The location and hours are indicated on this yellow flyer. This show has many handcrafted items and offers a wide variety of choices for your gift-giving needs! COME VISIT THIS SHOW!  Our email list is courtesy of Creative Clay Cafe and Picket Fence Boutique.  Thanks!

Log Cabin Boutique at Johnson Lake

Thanks to all of the eager shoppers that had so many nice compliments about our merchandise! We work hard to get it just right for our guests… Don’t forget the Boutique continues next weekend Friday – 11/11 from 9am-5pm and Saturday – 11/12 from 9am-5pm.  Happy shopping!