Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Want to share your artwork made using NO Days products with the world? We want to help you promote your work! We love seeing the various ways artists are using NO Days products! We share our Featured Artist spotlight with our newsletter subscribers, our Facebook friends and fans, on our Featured Artist Page and right here on our blog, linking back to your website.

Simply send an email to with the subject: Featured Artist. Be sure to include your name, email address, and website (if you have one) along with a brief bio and pictures of yourself and your artwork made with NO Days Products. Not sure what to include in a bio? Tell us how you became interested in playing with glass or crafts. How about where you get your inspiration? Oh! And don't forget to tell us why you love using NO Days!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Featured Artist Barb Byrne of Eclectic Treasures

Barb Byrne of Eclectic Treasures has always immersed herself in arts & crafts. She began sewing in high school, working with embroidery and needlework as a young adult, and then spinning and basket weaving when she moved with her husband to a 300-acre farm in mid-Missouri in 1990.
In the late 90s, she wove a full-sized baby cradle for her first grandchild and it was so well-received that she began a small business, aptly named Heirloom Cradles, making and selling doll cradles of all sizes, including miniatures. While on the farm, Barb began growing her own gourds after discovering gourd art, turning her gourds into decorated vases, bowls, and jewelry. She found a way to marry her love of weaving with gourds and her specialty became weaving natural materials onto the rims of decorated gourds.
Fused Glass Coasters using
No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
for Frit Detailing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Creating Fused Glass Mosaics ~ A Tutorial

No Days ThinFuse is a thin heat activated adhesive film that allows you to build intricate fused glass designs in a comfortable workspace, and then easily transport your piece to the kiln, ensuring your design stays put. It essentially creates a faux tack fuse, allowing you to eliminate extra firings and cut back on the amount of time it takes to finish a multi-step fused glass project.  Once the adhesive has been heat set, you can continue to add elements to the piece before firing in a kiln.  ThinFuse is a perfect solution for creating quick & easy fused glass mosaics.
Tools and Materials
  • No Days ThinFuse Adhesive
  • fusible Spectrum System 96 glass
  • System 96 Carolina Frit
  • Ryan Staub fusing cane
  • No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
  • glass cutter, running pliers, mosaic nippers
  • scissors or craft blade
  • spoon, small brush
  • standard heat gun, embossing tool, or conventional/toaster oven
  • kiln

Friday, August 17, 2012

Featured Artist Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics

Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics

Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics hails from a large family, the youngest of 7 kids, who were interested in all things art from a very young age. She made a conscious decision during childhood not to major in art, believing it would be too hard to make a living as an artist. With her father's profession as an anatomy professor, and her love of math and science, it made sense for Laury to get her B.S. in Zoology instead.
Mosaic Bull Skull

Monday, August 6, 2012

Micro Mosaic Tutorial - No Days Groutless Adhesive

No Days Groutless Micro Mosaic Tutorial

No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive quickly secures glass, ceramic and stone tiles to substrates and fills in grout lines during heating. It's a one step glue and grout process that works perfectly with the Micro Mosaic process.

With all the tiny tiles, you want to make sure that you're not covering a large surface, unless you don't mind having projects sit for awhile :) The shadowbox I filled for this tutorial is 5" x 7" and it took approximately 5 hours to cut the tiles and assemble the pieces. You can save yourself some time by buying pre-cut tiles.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Days Road Show - Norwood Custom Glass, Cincinnati, Ohio

Norwood Custom Glass specializes in creating custom stained glass windows,
etching, carving and beveling glass (including mirror), and fused and painted glass.
This is Norwood Custom Glass, located just on the North side of Cincinnati, Ohio. I absolutely love the Art Deco styling of the building. I visited Norwood Custom Glass in June for a No Days Road Show and was amazed by the studio set-up. There's such a large inventory of glass, patterns, tools and materials!