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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Just a reminder that the Wire Wrapping Workshop is this Saturday, July 26th!

Dillon Ruland will be here to teach some basic wire wrapping techniques - and there is room for a few more people to attend.

Here are some samples of the basic basket and weaving techniques you can learn. You may use a glass cabachon (some dichroic pieces will be available at the studio for you to purchase), or you may bring your own gem to wrap. As you can see from Dillon's pieces, you don't have to limit yourself to glass!

Please call today to reserve your spot!

Abalone shell in a copper wire basket...

Gemstone in a copper wire basket...

Just for fun - a wire and bead mobile!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Here are just a few of my Contemporary Western design items you will see at Cheyenne Frontier Days this year! All of these are fused glass - NOT painted, NOT stained glass. Each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. No two pieces are alike.

Come to Frontier Days to buy them retail - or call for special wholesale pricing if you are in retail sales, and if you would like to have me make pieces specifically for you to sell at your store! Consignment arrangements can also be made, and special design orders may be requested.

Geometric Mountain Landscape Wall Sconce (includes electrical kit and frame); 10-1/2" W x ~12" H. Original design by Cat Martin.

Geometric Purple and Blue Iridized Glass Wall Sconce (includes electrical kit and frame); 10-1/2" W x ~ 12" H. Original Design by Cat Martin.

Geometric Grenadine Wall Sconce (includes electrical kit and frame); ~ 11" W x 12" H. Pattern by South Beach Frames, with squiggles added by Cat Martin.

8" square boot plates come in a variety of colors. Every plate has a unique one-of-a-kind design. No two are alike! All original designs by Cat Martin.

Contemporary Western Origami Set: Cherry red opaque glass with dots and squiggles in orange, yellow and green. Set includes 12" origami shape bowl, four 7" square plates, four 6" square plates, 6"x10" serving platter, and four 2-1/2" square abstract origami shape (designed by Cat Martin) dipping sauce or butter dishes.

White Stringer Stripe Set, includes: one 12" square platter, one 12" round cheese ball/cracker (or chip/dip) platter, four 8" square plates, and four 3" square origami shape (designed by Cat Martin) dipping sauce/butter dishes.

Square Platter and Plate Set includes: 12" square platter, four 6" square plates. Comes in a variety of colors! This set shown is the Grenadine Opal pattern. Each piece has a unique "swirl" of the opal design in the glass. These sets are wonderful for serving desserts (cheesecake, especially)!

Boot Night Light - Comes in a variety of colors, and every boot design is a one-of-a-kind creation by Cat Martin. Every boot has a different design - no two alike! Other designs are available, as well. Come see them all before they are gone!

Contemporary Western Belt Buckles - Come in a variety of colors and designs to accomodate a 1-1/2" wide leather belt. This buckle shown has a millefiori bead trim and dichroic glass accents.

Zipper Flippers - Just two of many, many colors, and many other charms from which to choose! No two alike!

Contemporary Western 12" Square Origami Plate in Amber, Yellow and Red blanket design on an ivory background.

Prairie Grass 9" x 11" x 1" Serving Dish. Beautiful enough to display, but with great functionality for everyday use.

10" Square Contemporary Western Blanket Design Serving Plate. I think a small cheesecake could fit on this plate, too! :-)

Another Contemporary Western design 10" square serving plate. Or just display it, if you want!

Bronze and Gold Iridescent Glass Platter with abstract design. If your brand is "Rocking CR", this plate should be yours!

11" round abstract "ruffle" design bowl in dark amber, with black and white dots, squiggles and geometric shapes.

Brass money clip with dichroic glass trim. Comes in assorted colors and types of glass! Come see the bolo ties, too - there aren't any pictures of them on this post, but there is a wonderful selection from which to choose!

Just three samples of many, many barrettes from which to choose - some dichroic glass, some non-dichroic glass. You will want them all!

Black Fire Works Set - 12" square platter with six 6" square plates (shown), but also includes a 12" round cheese ball/cracker (chip/dip) platter, and 10" square serving plate! What a great way to finish off entertaining in a Contemporary Western Style!