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Washington, VA, United States

Quick Blurb

I paint on glassware,wood and china from my home studio overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains in Washington, Va.


glass, china, wood, tennis, knitting, painting

Skills and Techniques

I hand paint each item using enamel paints which are then baked for 30 minutes. Once baked they are dishwasher safe when placed on the top shelf of the dishwasher. On quite a few of my flutes and glasses I have added Swarovski crystals and pearls.

Get to Know

My love of arts and crafts started with my mom. When I was just a little girl she taught me how to make ribbon roses. Peaking my interest in handmade items, she taught me how to sew, knit and crochet. In preparation for my wedding day we took cake decorating classes and made my wedding cake. We were so proud of our efforts that we started a small cake business. My beautiful mother has passed away and I have continued my love of art and crafts by learning to paint. She loved red roses and every time I paint a rose I know she is smiling. I live in Washington, Virginia overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have painted many items for wedding favors, as toasting flutes, and for very special gifts. I love custom orders and enjoy helping people find that special gift. Thank you for visiting my shop. I enjoyed painting each piece and I would love to paint something for you. Again, my sincere appreciation for taking time to visit my shop. Frances

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