Friday, October 11, 2013

Pennywise Arts Is Closed

Pennywise Arts Is Closed

In appreciation to our loyal followers the content of the website gallery, tutorials, blog, Yahoo Group and Facebook pages remain available.

Monday, May 13, 2013

What Comes Next?

On March 11th 2013, Pennywise Arts celebrated its 10th year in business. My how time flies when you are having fun! I often joke that almost everything wonderful in my life was found on the internet: my husband, my business, my friends, my dog...

The amazing relationships that Pennywise Arts brought into my life have been the most beautiful gift of all. Our community touches my heart every single day. I love the way we connect near and far, swap art, play, stamp, shop and bless one another. Really, it stopped being about the micro beads a long, long time ago.

Change is in the air for me, I have known it for a while. Letting go of something that has been so powerful and good is a little scary and yet I know its time and that I must. There is a lot I have not sorted out and a lot I do not know but one thing I do know is that I want the friendships we have grown to remain. You have touched my life, we have bonded and that is something I want to hold on to. Who knows, maybe you will inspire my next thing just by being you, the most amazing circle of friends I have ever known!

The Pennywise Yahoo Group will stay open as long as there continues to be an interest there. Namely its used to coordinate art swaps which I plan to take part in wholeheartedly! The PWA Retreat Yahoo group will also stay open. I intend to continue hosting this fun annual event. After 10 of them, we have all grown quite fond of each other.

The website will stay open until we run out of stock. Things are getting slim, so if there is something you need please order it soon. Most of the colored beads are gone but there is still a good bit of clear in all three sizes and a small stock of OSo Sticky Tape Paperback sheets. Wholesale sales have been suspended.

I am entertaining the idea of keeping the blog going, because it is fun to share from time to time and we have such amazing content there from so many artists and friends (and it is free, so what the heck!). I still want to share with you all of the fun stuff we made at the retreat!

I think the Facebook page could stay active also, since it is a connector for fun social things that many of us like to participate in. Just another way to keep us connected as a community.

The newsletter is being discontinued so if you want to keep in touch with your Pennywise friends please come find us on Yahoo or Facebook.

This is not goodbye, I promise! That is the part that took me so long to realize. It is What comes next?, What is in store?, What will we do now? There is lots of room for input there and I hope that we will all stick together even when I run out of OSo Sticky Tape.
Hugs and Love,


Suzanne Glazier
Pennywise Arts, Where your favorite color can be clear!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Several months ago I saw a fun and sassy sign in a consignment store that said, “Procrastinate it frees up time to craft!”  I knew then and there that I would be making something using those words!


I made up several of these for Christmas gifts.  It was perfectly suited for a choice few of my friends.  (wink, wink, I won’t name names!)  It starts with a simple frame (mine were purchased at the Dollar Tree).  I cut scrapbook paper to fit behind the glass and then cut the words from vinyl with my Cricut and rubbed them onto the glass.  The flowers and ribbon were applied using Zots 3D dots. 

The process of creating the flowers was so much fun!  I went on a four day crafting getaway and made these during much of that time.  Addictive?  I should say so!  This is how they came to be:

Step 1.  Lots and lots of flowers were cut from heavy scrapbook paper using my “Tattered Florals” Tim Holtz die and Vagabond cutter.  The finished flowers are layered so it takes 2 or 3 cut flowers to create one finished dimensional flower.


Step 2.  I rolled the petals around a skewer to shape them.


Here are several of the die cut flowers shaped and ready to get dipped into the hot UTEE


Step 3.  Holding a flower with teezers I dipped it into the melted Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel also known as UTEE.


Step 4.  Once the entire front of the flower is coated with UTEE I lift the flower out letting excess drip off.  It may still be a little gloppy but that gets fixed in the next step.


Step 5.  I placed the gloppy UTEE coated flower onto a craft sheet and began heating it with a heat tool.  The excess embossing enamel melts away and forms puddles on the sheet.  Using tweezers I moved the flower out of the puddle and continued to heat until all of the petals had a smooth glossy finish.  Lastly, I sprinkled some micro beads onto the flower while the petals were still melty.


Here are several of the smaller flowers all beaded up.


Step 6.  I layers the different shapes and sizes onto one another using Zots 3-D Dots.  Here’s a whole pile of finished flowers ready to go onto the frames.


I really like how much texture and dimension the micro beaded petals have!  I think choosing a really heavy scrapbook paper that had some printed texture on it really added to the success of this project too.  Let me know if you give it a go!

Hugs and Happy New Year!



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Shop Small For Free Shipping!

Sometimes the little guys have to work extra hard to get your attention.  We don’t have big advertising budgets and many small businesses like us are a one woman show.  So here it is plain and simple.  Shop on our website anytime on Saturday from midnight to midnight and you will automagically get free shipping anywhere in the US with orders of $30 or more! 

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And enjoy free shipping!





We have lots of wonderful ideas for homemade gifts on our online tutorials page.  My favorite is the 3D Star complete with free templates for three different sizes.  It has a big “wow” factor and can easily be completed in under two hours. Stop by and see what inspires you!

Make your Christmas sparkle with micro beads from Pennywise Arts and support a small shop!

Hugs and Happy Holidays!  Suzanne

Small print: International orders will receive a discount equal to the domestic shipping cost.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Come Make Art With Me!

Creative Classes In Paper   Presented by Suzanne Glazier of Pennywise Arts



There is still time to join me at Art 'n Soul in Olympia this Sunday for TWO fun classes!


Bottle Cap Pendants $25  (12:00 noon)

Using supplies from Pennywise Arts and Bottlecap, Inc. we will complete 5 pendants of different design in about 90 minutes.

Class kit includes ball chain and beautiful clear lid gift boxes for all 5 pendants.  So easy and so beautiful!  Check five friends off your Christmas gift list lickety split!


Handmade Paper Stars!  $283Dstar  (2:30 pm)

These incredible three dimensional stars are over 13” across and are made completely of paper! Learn how easy it is to create one of your very own with templates from Pennywise Arts! Students will be given additional templates to take home, including bonus pages with a variety of star sizes.

Students may wish to bring their own basic supply kit with scissors, cutting mat and craft knife to reduce any waiting time for shared materials.

Call Art ‘N Soul to get registered! 360.357.6820

Art ‘N Soul is located at 909 Sleater Kinney Rd SE Ste 12, in Lacey, WA.

Hope to see you there!  Hugs, Suzanne

Other class offerings can be found on our website: 

Private art parties are available at my place or yours!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paperback Tape Sheets Are Coming!

Just a quick update for everyone UPS-Delivery_pscf11_Flickrwho has placed a pre-order for our O’So Sticky Paperback Tape Sheets – it’s COMING!   Based on tracking info we should see it here late this week or early next.  I’ll package it up as quick as I can and hope to have all the pre-orders shipped by next Friday!

Thanks to all who helped make this possible!  Your support and patience are so appreciated!

Hugs, Suzanne

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Watercolor Class Creations

I taught a fun little watercolor class this weekend and boy did we ever make some gorgeous works of art! 


Upper left by Kathy Lewis, Upper right by Sheila Leitch, lower two by Sandy Johnson.

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The “zen” part of this class is creating the watercolor backgrounds.  It’s so easy to lose yourself in the process.  We used pigment inks, O’So Sticky Powder, Clear Ultra Fine micro beads and a single flourish stamp from Stampers Anonymous for the focal point on all of the cards.  Each student made about 15 little canvases.

It’s always interesting to see what others think to try and I am totally inspired by these ladies!  It’s hard to believe this is a beginner class, isn’t it?!

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  I am happy to schedule it again for anyone who couldn’t come this time.  Just email me and let me know you’re interested!  Don’t forget, I will come to you if you want to get a group of your friends together for a class!  Ü