This week for Feature Me Friday,
we have Beth of BPR Designs from Portland, OR.
Who is BPR Designs?
BPR Designs features hand crafted, unique fused
glass creations. Each piece is one of a kind
made in my glass studio.
What’s the first thing you remember making?
The first glass thing I made was a small dish
-- it was kind of ugly!.
Why work with recycled materials?
I work with recycled bottles because
they are easy to find, free and it's a good use
instead of sending them to the re-cycle center
(or worse yet -- the dump!)
Where do you work?
I have a glass shop at my home
-- a corner lovingly carved out of my husband's shop!
How do you get from A to Z?
sort of A -> M -> F -> Q -> B -> Z
- I am not real linear!
What are your favorite tools?
I love my glass grinder!
What music do you listen to while you’re working?
all kinds -- whatever is shuffled by on my I-Pod!
What are the five best things you’ve
purchased on etsy and where did you find them?
earrings from californiablue
custom pendant from ideasinc
tea from teaman
soap from LostRiverRags
soap from AlchemicMuse
earrings from JulesArtwear
Read any good books lately?
Angels In the Gloom by Anne Perry
Been to any great exhibits?
Oregon Guild Shows
Who inspires you?
my mother-in-law --- a fireball at 84!
What do you do for fun?
play in garden, kayaking, wine tasting, travel
Besides Etsy, where can we find your work?
On Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BPRDesigns
Fused Glass Artists - http://www.fusedglassartists.org/BethReiman
ShopHandmade - http://www.shophandmade.com/Store/Bprdesigns
How do you promote your work?
Facebook fan page, Project Wonderful ads,
some local craft shows, team networking
with groups like the Trashion team!
Have any words of wisdom?
Promote, promote, promote.
No one can buy what they have not seen!
What’s in your future?
Summer craft shows!