Sunday, July 19, 2009

Interview with Fragiacomoglassart

Who are you?
I'm a stay at home mom and lifetime crafter/artist. I love being a mom and alot of the crafts I've learned to do and have done is because of being a stay at home mom. Learning to make things with the kids, needing to make things for the kids, scouting crafts, all those things have been a big part of my life. Without some type of art/craft anything, I think I'd go crazy!

What do you create?
Glass Art! Brightly colored beads, small sculptures of animals and deserts.

How did you get started?
When I was a little girl my grandfather would take me down here to florida and Disney. I would stare at the glass artists in awe. Years later we took the family to kentucky for a race, my daughter raced BMX. We didnt have anything to do one day and found out about the glass school there. We went and toured it and it rekindled that love for glass. About 5 more years later I discovered it was something I could do at home with the purchase of a kit! April 5, 2006 I lit my torch for the first time and have been doing it ever since!

What is unique about your products?
They are made by me! LOL Lots of bright colors, they always remind me of mexico! No special patterns just as many bright colors as I can get on them!! I love that!

What has been your biggest challenge in developing your business?
Advertising, I really dont like doing it and it takes so much work!

What is your favorite feature on Etsy?
Treasuries! I love them. I love how someone can take one thing of mine and put it in a treasury and then someone else take the same thing and it has a whole different feel. I love to go look through all the treasuries and see all the color choices and all the different handmade things! AWESOME!

What other interests do you have?
I have done alot of scrapbooking in the past. Its been a while now but with a new baby (9 months old) and a new grandbaby (3 weeks old) I'm determined to get back to it! I also like to work in the garden and lately have been painting brightly colored bird houses for the back yard.

Where in Florida do you live ?
I love florida! I grew up in massachusetts and couldnt' wait till I grew up so I could move here! I live in lake wales for now but would love to live closer to our daughter and son in lakeland. I love that there is NO snow and very little cold. I love love love the heat!!!

What are some other sites to find out more about you and your art?
Facebook and I have a fan page on face book for fragiacomo glass art,
My blog and I also have a lot of pictures on but I haven't updated in a while there. There are TONS of pictures tho. I'm also on artfire as glassymom

What animal would you like to be for one day and why?
A cat! Cats always sleep and look so peaceful. When they wake up from their 18 hours of sleep they dont look tired or exhausted, they look rested. I want that.......for one day! or at least 10 more hours in my day!! LOL

What makes you laugh?
My husband and oldest son like to make me laugh till my stomach aches and I have to beg them to stop. Its usually about our old chihuahua and his loooong life of craziness!

Sue's beads, jewelry, sculptures, buttons and vesssels are the most beautiful glass art I have seen on etsy. You must go and see it to Ooooo and Ahhhhh!


  1. I loved this interview. The jewelry pieces are beautiful. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I can hear you smile. Very sweet interview. Love your color.

  3. spectacular! - art, person and personality XD

  4. Beautiful work! I've never met Sue, but judging by the interview she seems like such a warm, fun person.

  5. I love Sue's lampwork, especially the buttons! I love her whimsical creations:o)

  6. I have some of Sue's handmade beads. THey're adorable! I've made them into some of my favorite earrings. Her enthusiasm is contagious, isn't it? Now I want to go MAKE something!!

  7. Sue's Lampwork is just awesome! I love the color combinations and the shapes. They are so bright and cheery. Great interview!

  8. Thanks ladies, I'm enjoying doing these and getting to know more about our great talents

  9. Awe guys your making me blush!! Thank you for the comments and quirky thanks for a fun interview! You guys are awesome!!