Guest Post by Mary Young

Lori & I especially like to visit the Glass Craft Expo exhibit hall to buy new things that have just come out and to get great prices on things we always use.
One of my favorite booths, where I get jewelry findings and some fun inexpensive metal objects to attach glass cabochons to, is Visions in Stained Glass ( They haul their stuff from Florida and so don’t bring too much of their heavier stuff, so I try to hit them as early as possible before they run out of their good and inexpensive stuff. I also found some fun sepia slides there. See their website for some great values.
Lori found some new styles of bracelet molds and new bracelet findings at Jayne Persico’s booth (
Coatings by Sandberg (CBS) had some new and positively dazzling dichroic glass patterns (which you’ll soon see in Lori’s humongous bowls), and they also have some fun new tiny dichro frit (frit flakes). See at
A new booth, The Glass Galleria, had some awfully cute vegetable and other cutouts that Lori and I will be figuring out what to do with. See some of their stuff at
Slumpy’s ( is now offering, not just reasonably priced molds but also table lamp bases to go with some fun molds for draped lamp shades. Lori, Amber and I have been buying molds from them for a while and like their prices and service.
ProFusion Studio has some quite exciting glass pattern dichro designs. See at
Other fun: Lori & I watched an exciting glass-cutting contest at the beginners, advanced, and pro level (much fun and a certain amount of blood…). Several of our favorite instructors, including Phil Teefy, Peter McGrain, Michael Dupille, and others competed. Lori & I had our bets on Peter, but Phil (older, less flashy, but perhaps more accurate) of Rainbow Glass managed to win the prize.
The South Point Hotel has added another great restaurant to its many existing ones, namely a sushi restaurant–Zenshin, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

 Mary1 This post was written by Mary Young. When Mary isn’t making glass, she makes the worlds most delicious chocolates! Mary also serves as the Guild Secretary.