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!

Friday, November 14, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Mixing It Up with Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda and Susan Gamble

Friday, April 10th, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Expand your creativity and enlarge your tool chest while experiencing a unique approach to creating a mosaic. Students will each construct a self-framed 6” x 8” mosaic on Wedi board utilizing an impromptu design method. 
Mixing It Up with Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda and Susan Gamble
You will use a selection of stained glass, your choice of a themed package of beautiful hand-made, frost proof, brightly glazed, 1/8 inch “skinny” tiles. You will take home a completed mosaic that is ready for display, as well as left-over tesserae to get you started on your next piece. 
Previous student project
 Students will receive hands-on instruction and helpful tips for precision cutting of stained glass into squares, triangles and diamonds. You will experiment with and learn the simple techniques for using two amazing heat-activated adhesive products. 
Creating a quick mosaic in SAMA Workshop
 A bonus to these products is they don’t require lengthy drying or curing time so you will be able to grout your artwork immediately during the workshop! The instructors are experts in their fields and will provide demonstrations as well as individual assistance for each step and answer questions that arise during the workshop. 
Student creation from SAMA workshop
Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.
Mixing It Up with Glass, Ceramic, beads, dichroic and more!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Cold Fusion Jewelry with Carrie Strope Sohayda

Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cold Fusion Jewelry Techniques with Carrie Strope Sohayda
You don’t need to own a kiln to create stunning micro mosaic and cold fusion jewelry. Using bezel cup pendants and an assortment of bling, you will learn a whole new technique for adding pizazz to your jewelry! 
Made using dichro dots, No Days Groutless, bezel pendants and sterling chain
Several different methods of working with frit, mica, dichroic glass, UV resin and more will be covered. The tips and tricks Carrie will be sharing take all of the guesswork out of the process, so you will leave with a successful new set of earrings and matching pendant, as well as many new techniques to use for future jewelry projects.
Magical millefiore pendant created quickly with cold fusion techniques
If you do have access to a kiln, Carrie will walk you through the steps necessary to create pressed glass, frit balls and dichro dots at home. Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.

Monday, November 10, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Glass on Glass Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda

In this all day class, you will sharpen and hone your glass cutting skills while building an 11” framed mosaic that’s ready to take home at the end of class.
Glass on Glass Mandala Mosaic made with recycled church windows
by Carrie Strope Sohayda
 You will learn tricks for cutting circles, how to frame your mosaics with zinc edge came, basic soldering skills needed to make your own metal frames, tips and tricks for working with No Days Groutless, and how to choose the best adhesive for your project (several different examples made with different adhesives and the pros and cons of each will be on display for discussion).
Glass on Glass Mosaic created using No Days Mosaic Adhesive
 We will discuss basic color theory to help you choose your glass, talk about pattern variations and the best way to approach cutting a pattern out of a sheet of glass and finish with grouting pointers as we complete a mosaic in one day!
Stained glass window panel with fused glass inclusions as well as
glass on glass flower inclusions
 If you've ever wanted to explore mosaics or enhance your repertoire, Carrie will show you how easy it is to start combining your skills to create unique pieces with mosaic, stained glass and fused glass.
This is also the perfect class to brush up on your cutting skills! Learn tips for glass cutting from the 2014 Super Pro Glass Cutting Champion!
Super Pro Glass Cutting Contest at the 2014 Glass Craft & Bead Expo
  Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.
Fused glass sconce night light created with the same pattern
from the mosaic mandala class. Get tips for cutting glass
to create stunning fused glass art.