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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Meet Shoozles, My Buddy from Etsy



Meet Michelle Strader from Shoozles url- http://shoozles.etsy.com

Michelle told me, "Shoozles is a nick name I got from my cousin when I was 10 and I was wrestling my brother in the front yard so it is now my Business name- Thought it made a much better jewelry business name then a wrestling name LOL".

Michele likes nature and color that is what influences her style more than any thing. But she also said, " I love response, I am a response junkie- What does that mean? It means I listen to people talk about what they like and it means anything that makes me feel an emotion gets me motivated to make glass."

Shoozles would like you to notice that her work is artistic. It isn't just layers of stacked glass. My opinion is that I love it. It has style and is so different that lots of the fused glass that is out there. Personally, I have bought from her and love my pieces.

I have a few items from her shop along with Michele's descriptions.

"The Painted Twig - Enamel Painted Fused Glass Pendant

This is a scenic focal pendant with a little lovely leafy twig. A Silver plated bail is securely attached. All my pendants are annealed (cooled slowly) for durability. You can wear this with a cord, chain or bead this cool pendant with your own beads. The chain in this photo is for display, I have snake chains and cords available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Graffiti Talk- Painted Fused Glass Pendant

So much to say I think, lots of detail great colors and surface texture that adds to the interestingness of this piece. Deep reds and brown under layers with black and white accents. This pendant has a silver plated bail. All my pendants are annealed (cooled slowly) for durability. You can wear this with a cord, chain I have snake chains and cords available for purchase in my Etsy shop. The chain is for photo display."

Please visit this fun shop. She posts lots of new work very often and has great customer communication. Besides that, she's really fun and nice. http://shoozles.etsy.com