Archive for September, 2010

Lampwork Class : (Purse Charm) Kathy Baker

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Lampwork Class: November 13th Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

December 11th Saturday 11:00 am 4:00 pm

Finished project for this class is a beautiful Purse Charm

We keep our class room size small so each student will get plenty of one on one attention. These classes fill quickly!

All materials are included.

Class Fee: $85.00

Kathy Has Way too much fun at this!!

Just a few of Kathy’s beautiful lampwork beads

Just a few tools that Kathy will be working with.


Monday, September 20th, 2010

The Burwell-Morgan Mill

15 Tannery Lane

Millwood, Virginia 22616

owned and Operated by the CLARKE COUNTY
Historical Association, Inc.

Office 540-995-2600 /

Mill: 540-837-1700

I had the pleasure of visiting The Burwell-Morgan Mill on a biking event that took place on Sept. 18, 2010, starting at Berryville, Virginia

We rode 100 miles this day and this Mill was our 2 rest stop. The Burwell-Morgan Mill, an imposing water-powered merchant mill dating to 1785, stands beside Spout Run in Millwood, Virginia. The building measures 40 by 60 feet and contains an interior water wheel 20 feet in diameter. This design, which is unique in this area and one of only a handful of interior waterwheels in the nation, allowed the miller to grind nearly year-round.

The mill was a joint business venture of Nathaniel Burwell and Daniel Morgan, who represent two facets of Virginia heritage: aristocrat and pioneer.

ART AT THE MILL”  Special Event-  celebrating 20-year anniversary of Art at the Mill

Each Spring and Fall, Art at the Mill enriches the region with a spectacular sale of over 1,000 pieces of work by 300 regional and national artist.

October 2nd-October 17th, 2010

Fine Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Pottery, Woodworking, and Stained Glass by 296 Artist, this year they are including 60 New to the Show!

Location is 60 miles from Washington, D.C.



Lampwork Beads

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Lampwork Beads, The term “Lampworking” is used to describe handcrafted glass beads that are made by melting glass rods with a torch.

The work “Lamp” is a nod to ancient times when the glass was melted with the flame of an oil lamp. (lampwork)

Lampwork beads will vary in style from Artist to Artist. The styles and differences are only limited by the imagination of the Artist.

Lampwork beads are typically used in jewelry, however, beads have been used for drawer knobs, candlesticks, pens, serving utensils, and much more…

The glass bead cuff bracelet that you see here has a tread at the end which unscrews so you can change your beads or charms. Also, are earrings to match our bracelets if you wish to purchase sets, however our earrings can be purchased individually.

Check out our online Jewelry store for prices and styles.

We would love for you to stop  into our Store “LeTort Glass” to see ALL of our bead jewelry as well as our dichroic and sterling jewelry.

call: (717) 218-8300

“Purse Charm”

make a wonderful accessory for any purse.

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