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Grace Edwards opened the doors of The Glass Shoppe Studio on April 6th!

This a great addition for Ottawa as not only will Grace be selling glass but she’ll have a studio on the premises very soon!  This means, demo’s, workshops and classes in the near future.

The Glass Shoppe will be selling –

  • Glass – Lauscha, Double Helix, CIM, Effetre & Vetrofond (all ‘soft’ glass)
  • Lampwork related magazines and books
  • Tools
  • TierraCast Findings (designed especially for lampwork)
  • Glass Beads created by local Artists
  • and more!!

The Glass Shoppe Studio is located at

210 Colonnade Road (next door to Canada Beading Supply)


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The excitement and buzz has died down and now it’s time to reflect on this years show.  It seems like everyone agrees that the Hellenic Centre was a great venue for us, and that we’ll be back there again next year!  Plans for the OGBA 2010 show are already underway!

This year we had more Artists and more technical vendors than last year.  You would almost expect that with 25 glass bead Artists in one room that there would be some overlap with styles and designs, but each and every table was different.  There were beads that included tiny complicated murrini – creating paperweight effects, beautiful florals, fused glass and dichroic items, edgy modern styles, wonderfully sculpted beads, bright, happy colours, beads that looked they had been pulled from the ocean — too many to mention, but most certainly a feast for the eyes and soul!

Our technical vendors brought another dimension to the show with jewellery supplies, kits, glass, tools and books – truly something for everyone.

Here are  a few pictures from the show – we hope you enjoy them.

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Grace on rogers TV

Grace Edwards (Beads By Chance & the Lauscha Lady) was invited to participate on a segment earlier today talking to the Daytime Ottawa TV hosts about our show this weekend, lampworking, and artisan glass beads and jewellery.

The segment was posted online for future viewing.  Click the picture above to see…

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