February 04, 2016

My next Fine Art Show: Boca Raton Museum of Art! Here in Florida...

This upcoming weekend, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, February, 2016,
I will be participating at the Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival in Mizner Park here in Florida! I will be offering my glass art, beads and jewelry. I will post Booth number later on...

November 04, 2015

November 03, 2015

My next Fine Art Show: 44 th South Miami Art Festival

Come and visit me at Booth 29
I will be offering my

Art Glass Beads and Jewelry.
Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2015
 10 AM / 6 PM
 Sunset Drive (72nd Street), between US-1 and Red Road (57th Avenue) in South Miami.

I won in the Glass category, year 2011 !!!
See you there!

February 12, 2015

My next Fine Art Show: ST. STEPHEN’S ART SHOW Coconut Grove, Florida

This upcoming weekend I will be offering my Glass art, beads and jewelry,  
at the wonderful St. Stephen's Fine Art Show. 
Visit me at Booth 301.
"Top ranked outdoor arts and fine crafts festival.
Most recently ranked 8th in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s
“Best 200 Fine Art Shows”
ST. STEPHEN’S ART SHOW Coconut Grove, Florida
Celebrating 26 Years of Community & Art! 
February 14, 15, 16, 2015 - 9:30 - 6:00 pm
"The 2015 St. Stephens Art Show welcomes you to it's annual 
Presidents Day weekend event. Peruse international artists beautiful 
body of works across our Oak tree shaded campus 9:30 - 6:00 pm daily, 
February 14, 15 & 16. Enjoy the national and international artists, 
fine art, photography, ceramics, jewelry, festival favorite cuisines,
live music and more. Entrances are on McFarlane Rd and Main
Highway, Coconut Grove, FL 33133."


February 05, 2015

My next Fine Art Show: Boca Raton Museum of Art Festival in Mizner Park!

I will be offering my glass art, beads and jewelry. Visit me at booth 132. See you!

29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival Boca Raton, FL

29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival

Date of Event

February 7, 2015 -
February 8, 2015

Event Location

Mizner Park and Amphitheater
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Boca Raton Museum of Art's nationally-acclaimed annual art festival, named one of the Top100 Art Festivals in the country'sis a free, two-day event in Mizner Park. The Art Festival brings artists from across the US to display a lively, inventive, and exciting array of artwork. Over 250 artists have been selected to participate, giving tens of thousands of visitors to Mizner Park in Boca Raton a chance to see and purchase one-of-a-kind art: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, wood art, fiber art, photography, ceramics/pottery, mixed media, graphic design, crafts, glass... Hours: Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.

October 30, 2014

My next Fine Art Show: South Miami Art Festival, November 1 & 2, 2014.
Come and visit! Booth 85.  I will be offering my Art Glass Beads and Jewelry.
I won in the Glass category, year 2011 !!!

Saturday & Sunday, November 1st & 2nd, 201410 AM to 6 PMSunset Drive in South Miami, FL

43rd Annual ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival

"Art and culture lovers can enjoy this free festival taking place on historic Sunset Drive in the heart of South Miami nestled between wide sidewalks, cafés, quaint shops and lush landscaping on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Produced by ChamberSOUTH and receives support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of South Miami. The ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival has had the distinction of being selected by our artists as one of the top 200 shows in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine. The event will include over 100 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay; digital art; textiles; glass; jewelry and metalwork; two-dimensional mixed media; three-dimensional mixed media; painting; photography; printmaking and drawing; sculpture; and wood."...



May 10, 2014

The Great Bead Soup Blog Party has arrived!!!

Hello everybody! I've made 3 pieces with the soup that Laura Guenther sent me. And then, I couldn't resit making 2 additional ones with the same style glass beads that I've sent her for this event...

"AN ANGEL ON EARTH": In this first necklace I've featured her handmade Sterling Silver Focal Wing and her handmade Silver solder Clasp. I've combined them with Sterling Silver beads that look like wings and stars, Swarovski Crystals, Japanese seed beads and my own glass handmade lampwork rock beads. The title says it all, the ethereal presence of angels among earthy rocks. An angel wing will always protect us. 




"SING AND DANCE": I've made this necklace featuring the enameled pendant I received were my partner in this party recreated a phrase about art by Twyla Sharp (dancer and choreographer). I also got two enameled round beads with the words "Sing" and "Dance". I've completed this piece with Japanese seed glass beads, Swaroski Crystals and a clasp made with a glass Czech button.


"SHINER BOCK": This third necklace shows all the colorful complementary beads that were in the soup I've received, including a rare focal bead that I've placed on one of the sides. I've added some Crystals and Japanese seed glass beads. I've made a twisted braid that hangs asymmetrically for a funky look, either to the back or the front. The clasp is an element I've found in the Scrap Books section of a craft store. 


I was so in love with the glass beads I've sent my partner for this event, that I kept melting glass and created two more necklaces with similar style beads: Ruedas (striped, with lines), Rocks and Flowers. 
I've created these two following necklaces with my own handmade glass beads:  "SUBLIME" and "OPENSTUDIO'S FLOWERS AND ROCKS". I'm so happy making glass beads! I've completed these necklaces with Swarovski Crystals, Czech glass beads and handmade bronze clasps by Cathy Dailey. 





 And these are the beads I've sent to my assigned partner, please scroll down for the link to see what she has created with them, I love making glass beads!:




         To see Laura Guenher creations for this soup go to http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/

Please keep scrolling down the page to see the original packages that were sent, I've posted the photos in my previous update. Have fun in this Bead Soup Blog Party. 
Thank you for visiting my Blog, Laura Blanck from Openstudio/Openstudiobeads. 

March 25, 2014

Hello everybody! This is the Bead Soup I've received from Laura Guenther at http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/ . She makes gorgeous enamel creations, plays with words and Sterling Silver, unique and adorable! She added many complementary colorful beads and silk ribbons. A challenge for me...



And this is the Bead Soup I've sent her, my handmade glass lampwork beads (shiny Ruedas with lines/stripes, bumpy Flowers and a gigantic matte frosted etched Rock; multicolor, colorful, whimsical, funky, one of a kind and BIG! I've added Czech glass beads and Crystals. The clasp is handmade with bronze by Cathy Dailey.






The result of our art pieces will be revealed on May 3rd... 


March 12, 2014

8th BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY

And is that time of the year, once again there is this wonderful "Bead Soup Blog Party"!!! It's an amazing huge event where almost 600 artists all over the world participate with their art work. We will be exchanging beads and goodies, and then, we will be posting the results of our creations in our blogs. This year the big reveal for the 8TH BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTYl will be on May 3rd. Please join us for so much fun!!!
I've been paired with the gorgeous Laura Guenther from  http://blueantiquities.blogspot.com/ , please visit her site to take a peak at her artistic life. I've just sent my pretty box full of my choices for her to play with, I've dedicated with my best effort to surprise her and make her smile!
I hope she likes everything I've sent, oh boy, it took me forever to complete this endeavor!!!!!
I can't wait to see what she is sending me so I can continue with this challenge!
Here is the photo of the mysterious box I've sent her, the day of the party I will be posting the photos of what was inside. 
I will be posting photos of what she sent me and the outcome of my design.... Cheers!

February 11, 2014

My next Fine Art Show: COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL. Februrary 15.16.17 2014

Hello everybody! Super happy to participate this upcoming weekend in one of the most prestigious Fine Art Shows in USA, ranked among the top 5! I will be offering my glass art creations, my own handmade glass beads and jewelry. Visit me at Booth 507. See you there! The media says: "Celebrating its 51th anniversary in 2014, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is the nation’s top outdoor fine arts festivals. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 380 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. A signature event of the South Florida cultural calendar, the Arts Festival is a true "Celebration of the Arts" offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment and take in the tropical waterfront views of Coconut Grove..." 

October 23, 2013

My next Show: 29th Annual Mount Dora Fall Craft Fair. October 26 & 27. 2013

Hello everybody!!! This upcoming weekend I will be offering my art glass creations (beads and jewelry) at this wonderful show: http://www.mountdoracraftfair.com/
If you are near the area and would love to visit, I'll be at Booth D64 in the heart of the main street. I Looooooooooooove going to Mount Dora, what a healthy and great place to spend a weekend! Can't wait to be there... ♥

February 15, 2013

St. Stephen's Fine Art Show @ Coconut Grove


This upcoming weekend I will be exhibiting my Glass art work at the wonderful St. Stephen's Fine Art Show, "Art is in the Heart, President's Day Weekend... Visit me at Booth 400!!!
..."Top ranked outdoor arts and fine crafts festival... Most recently ranked 8th in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “Best 200 Fine Art Shows”, the St. Stephen’s Art & Craft Show plays an important role in the South Florida Art Scene that takes place in Coconut Grove over all three days of Presidents’ Day Weekend.
The 2013 Show, held annually on Presidents' Day Weekend, takes place Saturday, February 16th through Monday, February 18th, 2013 from 9:30am to 6pm. Visitors will enjoy the artwork of over 160 renowned fine artists and craft people, an international food court, children’s activity area, an authentic English tea room and musical entertainment, all on the shady campus of St. Stephen’s in the heart of Coconut Grove, 2750 McFarlane Road..."
See you there!!!

January 31, 2013

My next Fine Art Show: Mount Dora!

Super happy to let you know that I will be participating in this amazing Fine Art Festival @ Mount Dora in Florida. What a wonderful way to begin February. Saturday 1, Sunday 2. Friday and Monday are also part of my trip. I love that place!!! 
38th Annual Arts Festival
Dates: February 2-3, 2013 (First Weekend in February)
This nationally ranked fine arts festival attracts 285 artists from all over the world. The fine arts are displayed throughout the downtown village attracting thousands of visitors. For more information please call the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.
Location: Downtown Streets
Times: 10AM-5PM 
I WILL BE IN BOOTH D 072
Contact: Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Phone for the Center: 352-383-0880

November 01, 2012

My next Fine Art Show: South Miami Art Festival, November 3 & 4, 2012.
Come and visit! Booth 56.  I will be offering my Art Glass Beads and Jewelry.
Last year I won in the Glass category!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

41th Annual South Miami Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday
November 3th and 4th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunset Drive (72nd Street), between US-1 and Red Road (57th Avenue) in South Miami.

This is by far the biggest Chamber South event. There will be over 50,000 visitors who come through the Art Festival over the course of the two days. Celebrating the 41st year on the quaint streets of downtown South Miami, this juried fine art show features nationally recognized artists and is a favorite annual event for residents and visitors alike.  The 41st Annual Show will be held on November 3 & 4, 2012. They have selected over 120 artists to this year’s show!  

February 23, 2012

My next Fine Art Show: South Miami Rotary Art Festival

This upcoming weekend I will be offering my Art Glass at the South Miami Rotary Art Festival. Booth 45:
"February Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 2012
The Rotary Club of South Miami proudly presents its 28th annual festival during the last weekend of February. The South Miami Rotary Art Festival takes place in the vibrant downtown area of South Miami on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) from US 1 to Red Road (SW 57th Avenue) adjacent to The Shops at Sunset Place. The area is filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. Just three miles south of Miami's Coconut Grove, South Miami borders the University of Miami and the beautiful neighborhoods of Coral Gables and Pinecrest.
There is free admission for patrons with ample nearby parking on-street and in garages. The festival features 148 outstanding artists, a fine expanded food court and beer garden, a Children's Alley, and mellow music."

February 16, 2012

My next Fine Art Show: St. Stephen's at Coconut Grove, Florida.

Hello everybody, just a quick note to invite you this upcoming weekend to the wonderful St. Stephens's Fine Art Show @ Coconut Grove. 
I will be offering my Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewelry Art. Booth 405.
"The 2012 Show, to be held Saturday, February 18th through Monday, February 20th, 2012 from 9am to 6pm will mark 24 years of the St. Stephen’s Art & Craft Show. Visitors will enjoy the artwork of over 160 renowned fine artists and craft people, an international food court, children’s activity area, an authentic English tea room and musical entertainment, all on the shady campus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 2750 McFarlane Road, right in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida.
See you there!!!

January 26, 2012

My next Fine Art Show: Boca Raton Museum of Art, Art Festival at Mizner Park

This upcoming weekend I will be participating w/my Art Glass at the 26th ANNUAL JURIED ART FESTIVAL in Boca Raton, Mizner Park. Booth 122.
January 28 & 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
"The Boca Raton Museum of Art invites you to our 26th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival. Named one of the "Top 100 Art Festivals" in the country, the goal of this prestigious show is to select and present the highest caliber of fine art to our knowledgeable and discriminating audience. The Museum favorite boasts crowds of 60,000 and will feature more than 250 artists working in a variety of media: painting, sculpture, jewelry, wood, fiber, ceramic, pottery, graphics, drawing, photography, mixed media, crafts and glass."

November 24, 2011

My next Fine Art Show: 12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival.

12th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival, November 26th & 27th, 2011, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Pineapple Grove in Downtown Delray Beach, Fl.

I will be offering my Glass handmade lampwork beads and jewelry art. The layout for this show is beautiful! The event is held in the popular Pineapple Grove, an arts district in Downtown Delray Beach. Come peruse some of the countries finest arts & crafts from life sized sculptures, paintings, handmade jewelry, pottery, and some of the most unique treasures by artists from all over the world.


November 18, 2011

My next Show: Art Fest Boca

This upcoming weekend November Saturday19 & Sunday 20 (from 10 to 6) I will be participating at the fine art Show ART FEST BOCA, Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, in Boca Raton, Florida. I will be offering my glass handmade lampwork beads and jewelry art. Come and visit me at booth 232. See you there!

November 09, 2011

I WON AN AWARD!!!!

I WON AN AWARD!!! At the SOUTH MIAMI FINE ART FESTIVAL I got Second place winner in GLASS ART!!!! The First one was an artist that blows glass, she does large items.... The judges were amazed with my beads, usually they consider my art part of the Jewelry contest, but this time I won in the Glass category..... Yiiipppppppyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

October 28, 2011

My next Fine Art Show: South Miami Art Festival, November 5 & 6, 2011.

Come and visit! Booth 56
I will be offering my Art Glass Beads and Jewelry.
40th Annual South Miami Art Festival
Saturday and Sunday
November 5th and 6th
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunset Drive (72nd Street), between US-1 and Red Road (57th Avenue) in South Miami.
"The South Miami Art Festival presented by Chamber South is a two-day fine arts festival held each year on the first weekend in November.  For many years the show enjoyed being the first event of the festival season in South Florida and remains a local favorite.  Each year more than one hundred and fifty artists and food vendors come from all over the Americas to downtown South Miami.  What began as an opportunity to highlight South Miami's merchants has become a renowned family event."

September 16, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

The moment has arrived! The Bead Soup Blog Party continues now revealing our creations!
I could not commit to white and red, I had to add colors!!! I love multicolor, colorful, whimsical and funky! I've made a long necklace with the white pearls, red beads, and central focal handmade seeded beauty that Karin sent me. I've found in my stash some cute millefiori donuts glass beads, Vitraux Sarowski crystals, Japanese seed glass beads, Czech glass beads, rare Sterling Silver beads and a Sterling Silver clasp (The golden clasp she sent will be for a bracelet in the near future, I needed a stronger one for this long piece).
I made another shorter necklace with my glass handmade lampwork beads, "Ruedas" style, bold, stripy, and again: colorful and multicolor, whimsical and funky. These type of beads will be soon featured in the next "Belle Armoire Jewelry" magazine. The central focal one is immense, approx. 30mm. x 23mm. I've completed this necklace with vitraux and burgundy crystals, rare Czech glass beads and a Sterling Silver clasp.
I was very enthusiastic about the idea of using these 2 pieces either together or separated. I embrace that independence!
I've named this set "EVERYTHING COUNTS".
I have enjoyed every single moment of making the beads, the ones I've sent Karin and these ones, I had fun designing and participating in this event. Thank you all!
Please click on photos for better details with the zoom feature. 




 Please visit Karin's Bead Soup Blog Party at her blog (I'm curious to see what she has created with my glass beads!): 
                         www.creativeideen.de
Please keep scrolling down the page to see the original packages that were sent, I've posted the photos in my previous update.

Bead Soup Blog Party Sept 17

Hi everybody, this Saturday 17 of September there is a huge event in the jewelry world, the BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY. More than 350 artists all over the world are participating. We have exchange beads, and we will be posting the results of our creations in every blog, please visit later to see them!
I have been placed with a partner for that exchange, her name is from Germany and her blog is: www.creativeideen.de
So, I have sent her a package and she sent me one. We have created pieces with what was sent to us. Stay tuned to discover all creations very soon!

These are the lovely items Karin sent me, together with a cute wooden angel. I believe she handmade the focal bead with seed beads. She certainly challenged me with white and red, but I've been faithful to my tendencies, and you'll see later tonight what I came up with!
And these are the colorful items that I've sent her, my handmade lampwork glass beads, in the style of "Ruedas" that I love so much, the Czech beads are similar to the ones in the photo, not exactly the same because I was in such a hurry to go to the Post Office that I forgot to take the picture of them (with their wonderful chartreuse tone!), but the sterling silver artisan clasp and the Swarovski crystals are the same.






For more details about the Bead Soup Blog Party, this is the link of the creator Lori Anderson
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/p/bead-soup-blog-party.html

February 17, 2011

It's Showtime!: Wonderful St. Stephen's Fine Art Show in Coconut Grove

Hi everybody! Once again: it's Showtime!
I will be participating this upcoming weekend in the wonderful St. Stephen's Fine Art Show in Coconut Grove. I will be offering my glass art jewelry at booth 335.
ST. STEPHEN’S ART SHOW
Coconut Grove, Florida
Entering its 23rd year, the highly anticipated St. Stephen’s Art Show (SSAS) will be celebrating its three-day long festival from Saturday, February 19th through Monday, February 21st, 2011 from 9am to 6pm. Known as one of South Florida’s most popular outdoor art festivals, the SSAS only charges a $1 admission to adults and children over 12, and serves as a non-profit event that helps to fund outreach programs in Miami. Visitors can enjoy artwork from more than 160 renowned artists, an international food court, children’s activity area, an authentic English tea room and musical entertainment, all on the shady campus of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church located at 2750 McFarlane Road, right in the heart of Coconut Grove, Florida.

See you there!
I hope you are all doing super fine, thank you again for your support, all the best for you, Laura Blanck from Openstudio.

January 18, 2011

My next Fine Art Show: prestigious Boca Raton!

This upcoming weekend January 22 and 23, 2011, I will be participating with my Glass Art Jewelry at the Boca Raton Fine Art Show in Royal Palm Place, if you are in Florida or simply have big and magical wings please visit me, booth 117. See you there!

December 20, 2010

My next Fine Art and Craft Show

Located in Downtown Delray Beach, in Pineapple Grove. Take I 95 East to Atlantic Avenue, go East to Second Avenue, Show located at Second Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. See you there!

October 12, 2010

Belle Armoire Jewelry October 2010 Featured Artist Laura Blanck from Openstudio


Belle Armoire Jewelry October 2010
Originally uploaded by Laura Blanck Openstudio

I LOOK FOR YOU by Laura Blanck.
October 2010 issue Belle Amoire does a feature article on my glass beads. With the image of a loved one in my soul, "I Look for You" came to life. The search for our love does not only occur in tangible places, it also floats in a mystical space with no clocks and boundaries.
My passion for glass and for artistic life itself fills my beads with color and character, described in the two full pages article with photos and text on how I compose some of my pieces. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or craft store!
To see more of my creations please visit my Etsy shop or my Flickr (links at the right of this screen)

August 17, 2010

Olivia Morgana

My new endeavor has been born: Olivia Morgana, essentual body chemistry. After intense long months of searching and preparation, I'm proud to announce that I've added another creative activity to my many others. Oh boy, being a multifaceted artist certainly keeps me busy!
I have now another Etsy Shop www.oliviamorgana.etsy.com
Many more things under development and soon to come. Thank you for reading!